Princess Beach closes for refit

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The 341-room Princess Beach Resort & Casino here closed last month for a second phase of renovations.

The plan includes revamping 170 rooms in three wings.

Renovations are scheduled to last about four months.

Guests confirmed by June 20 were protected and are being accommodated at the Sheraton Curacao at the same rate.

Renovations include a new hotel lobby and front desk area, an infinity pool and deck and changes at La Palapa and Don Luigi restaurants. The casino will be expanded, and the beach areas and meetings space upgraded.

The first phase of renovations repainted the buildings and added a shopping arcade.

Through Dec. 15, nightly rates will range from $145 for a superior room to $555 for a royal suite. Rates are per room, single or double.

For information, call (800) 992-2015 or visit

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