by Matt Alderton | March 13, 2019
At just 69 square miles, Aruba is a tiny island. And yet, it manages to attract big business as tourists and hoteliers continue to flock to its shores to experience its pristine beaches, hospitable people and lively nightlife. The latest hotelier to lock eyes with Aruba is Hilton Worldwide, which this week announced plans to open the Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort, which will join Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino as the island's second Hilton-family property.
Scheduled to open in mid-2021, the new-build hotel is Aruba's first Embassy Suites. Located approximately six miles from the airport, across from Aruba's Eagle Beach (pictured), the resort will offer 330 guest suites and 6,000 square feet of conference space, as well as a 3,000-square-foot spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a signature restaurant, a bar, a grab-and-go eatery and a casino.

"We look forward to working alongside Hilton to introduce the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand to our beautiful island of Aruba," said Fernando Fiano, owner's representative for Natura Development II N.V., which will manage the resort for Hilton. "The resort's location across from Eagle Beach combined with the brand's signature amenities and spacious suites will provide travelers a comfortable upscale accommodation option in this sought-after area."

Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort joins three Embassy Suites hotels that Hilton already has in the Caribbean: Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domino in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

"The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort underscores Hilton's commitment to expanding its portfolio across the Caribbean," said Juan Corvinos, Hilton's vice president of development for the Caribbean and Latin America. "We are focused on continued growth in the region and bringing our industry-leading brands to top destinations like Aruba."