SuperClubs to run Curacao resort

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- SuperClubs signed a management contract with Lionstone Hotels & Resorts, owner of the Princess Beach Resort & Casino in Curacao, to operate the 341-room property as Breezes Curacao.

The property, which is closed for a $6 million renovation, will reopen next winter as SuperClubs' first resort in the Netherlands Antilles and its eighth Breezes resort.

John Issa, SuperClubs executive chairman, said that the new property "will cap our 25th-year anniversary and is a testament to the company's growth."

Princess Beach Resort & Casino is located 10 miles from Hato Airport, two miles from the capital of Willemstad and adjacent to the Curacao Sea Aquarium and National Undersea Park.

The beachfront property will feature several restaurants, a piano bar, a casino, three pools, tennis courts, Jacuzzis and a fitness center.

Before reopening late this year or in early 2002, a nightclub and entertainment center will be added, guest rooms and public areas will be refurbished and the casino will be enlarged.

Room amenities will include air conditioning, a patio or balcony, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, in-room safe and satellite television.

Rates at inclusive Breezes Curacao will include accommodations, transfers and taxes, all meals, premium brand cocktails, land and water sports, theme nights and daily activities.

Camp Breezes will offer age-specific programs for children.

Lionstone Hotels & Resorts will continue to own the property after it reopens as Breezes Curacao.

Lionstone also owns the Sheraton Curacao Resort, which opened in December 1999, and the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort and Bushiri Beach Resort, both on Aruba, as well as several Florida properties.

SuperClubs operates 12 resorts in the Caribbean and one in Brazil. Also under development are two properties in Cuba and one in St. Kitts.

To book, contact SuperClubs at (800) GO-SUPER or visit the Web site at

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI