Curacao to get new property

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Hotel Kura Hulanda is readying itself for a Sept. 15 opening following a two-year construction project.

The property, on the grounds of Museum Kura Hulanda here, will open with 65 rooms; the remaining 35 units will be ready by the end of the year.

When completed, Hotel Kura Hulanda will contain 88 rooms and 12 suites in restored 18th and 19th century Dutch colonial buildings.

The property is located in central Willemstad near the Queen Emma Bridge.

Accommodations are furnished with hand-carved mahogany and teak furniture and hand-woven linens from India.

The rooms feature air conditioning, cable television and phones with a modem and voice mail.

The property also has two pools and five restaurants.

Opening rates at Hotel Kura Hulanda, valid Sept. 15 through Dec. 21, start at $235 per room, per night, single or double.

For agents, a rate of $75 per night is available through Feb. 8.

The hotel and museum are part of a 65-building village known as Project Kura Hulanda.

Exhibits at Museum Kura Hulanda focus on the history of Curacao and its inhabitants.

Also in the pipeline is the 120-suite Lodge Kura Hulanda, scheduled for completion in late 2002.

The Lodge Kura Hulanda is located in West Punt, about a 40-minute drive from Willemstad.

For information, call (888) 660-2225 or visit www.kurahulanda.com.

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