MAHO BAY, St. Maarten -- Sonesta re-enters the Caribbean market on
July 8 when the 534-room Maho Beach Resort & Casino on St.
Maarten's southwest shore is rebranded as a Sonesta.
The hotel firm sold its Anguilla property in September 2002 and
its resort in Bermuda May 15.
"We are delighted to be back in the Caribbean and to be
associated with this resort," said Stephanie Sonnabend, Sonesta CEO
and president. "The property offers a variety of facilities to meet
the needs of every guest."
Sonnabend said that Sonesta "would consider other properties in
the Caribbean if they are consistent with Sonesta's standards and
The firm's current portfolio includes 24 upscale hotels in
Boston, New Orleans and Miami in the U.S.; Brazil; Peru; Italy; and
Egypt, as well as three Nile cruise ships.
Named general manager at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort &
Casino St. Maarten is Danilo Checcucci, a Sonesta executive who has
worked for the hotel firm in Curacao [Sonesta managed a resort
there until March 1999], Italy and Cairo.
Facilities at Maho Beach include a casino and Theatre Royale; a
nightclub; two pools and beach facilities; three restaurants; a
promenade of 40 boutiques; four tennis courts, the Good Life Spa
and fitness center; and 59,000 square feet of meetings space.
Daily rates will range from $190 to $660 per room, double,
through Dec. 17. Two packages include the fourth night free when
four or seven nights are booked and use of a rental on the fourth
day when a three-night or longer plan is booked.
The four-night package features $50 in St. Maarten bucks and the
seven-night plan offers $100 in St. Maarten Bucks, which may be
used for hotel charges, car rentals, boat excursions or island
For details, visit www.sonesta.com/stmaarten or call (800)
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].