Heineken Regatta pleased with support from hotels

POSTED: 03/4/16 1:15 PM

St. Maarten News – The organizers of the Heineken Regatta are grateful to local hotels for donating complimentary hotel rooms. The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) also continued its support for the event.

The organizers are grateful that so many hotels were eager to partner up. They thank their long-time supporters like Simpson Bay Resort, Belair Beach Hotel and Holland House for their great support by offering multiple hotel rooms for a longer term. The hotels enable the regatta to accommodate its indispensable international judges and media team who come from all over the world
.’One of our goals is to generate return visitors, not solely for the regatta, but definitely also in low season. We strive to give visitors the experience that makes them willing to come back year after year. The regatta is one, but there are so many other things that the island of St. Maarten has to offer,’ says regatta director Michelle van der Werff.

Based in the center of all regatta happenings, Atrium Resort & Spa will offer a spot at walking distance from the office. Last year’ newbies to the list Horizon View Beach Hotel, Carl’s Unique Inn and the Summit Resort Hotel committed to another year of serious fun. Alegria Resort is a new sponsor-hotel.

The boutique hotel Blue Pelican also made a room available. Blue Pelican, with only 13 apartments for rent, offers the same comfort, but more intimacy and privacy than the bigger hotels. The regatta is happy that Divi Little Bay is also supporting them.

All of this wouldn’t have been possible with the loyal support of the SHTA, which recently announced a renewal of their sponsorship for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “We are extremely proud of the opportunity to contribute toward this fantastic regatta and all the serious fun it brings to St. Maarten. As advocates of hospitality and tourism, we view the regatta as one of the premier events to showcase our island and our hospitality,” SHTA’s executive director Anenda Zaandam says.For information about accommodation on St. Maarten, visit www.heinekenregatta.com or www.shta.com

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