Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino embarks on $21M redesign

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, a resort located on 12 acres of beachfront property on Aruba’s Palm Beach, is initiating a top-to-bottom enhancement of its 357 guestrooms and suites, as well as its Regency Club.

"Hyatt Regency Aruba consistently raises the bar when it comes to service, experience and amenities in Aruba,” Carlos Cabrera, GM and area VP of Hyatt Regency Aruba, said in a statement. “Our new room product is incomparable to any other resort on the island and will be a welcome enhancement to our valued guests.”

Spearheaded by Kansas City-based Blur Workshop Designs, the $21-million redesign introduces modern accommodations while still paying homage to the island’s Dutch Colonial architecture and Caribbean accents.

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“Looking out through the layers of waterfalls, swaying palm trees and onto the brilliant blue ocean outside of Hyatt Regency Aruba’s property, there is no question that you are at a stunning tropical resort and a sense of calm relaxation takes over,” Kelly O'Donnell, designer at Blur Designs, said in a statement. “We wanted to recreate that same experience as guests travel up to their rooms and open the door. Upon entry, the guests will have that same sense of excitement, relaxation and a sense of place that is distinctly Aruba.”

The newly conceptualized guestrooms make use of white oak furnishings, hand-woven chevron wool rugs, plush pillows and bedding, a tufted headboard and an oversized chaise lounge. Rooms also include a 65-inch TV, glass faced-fridge, coffee station, numerous outlets and motion sensor lighting.

Custom-made drapery makes use of an ombre pattern of fading blues that mimics the effect of water to evoke Aruba’s famed turquoise ocean. Distressed wooden planks painted blue, pink and green are displayed upon the room’s wall to emulate the shiplap of the island’s local fishing boats.

Guestroom baths have also been completely reimagined. The enlarged bathrooms include quartz-stone countertops, white oak vanities, brushed nickel fixtures and accessories by Kohler. Above the vanity, tech-forward mirrors were installed that are backlit and include the time on an integrated, digital clock. 

Beyond the guestrooms, the resort has also welcomed a new Regency Club Lounge moved from the resort’s top floor to the ground level for easy access from the pool, beach and casino. Exclusively available to guests of the ninth-floor Club Level, the Regency Club Lounge hosts complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and concierge services.