Choice Hotels International, Inc. recently announced that its Ascend Hotel Collection will continue its Caribbean expansion with the addition of the 78-room Alegria on the southern coast of St. Maarten. Alegria is the 11th hotel property in the Choice Hotels Caribbean portfolio, joining the Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels quickly on the heels of ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas on Curaçao.
Overlooking the ocean at Maho Bay and adjacent to Maho Beach, Alegria is in a location where visitors can enjoy white sand beaches and watching airplanes land at Princess Juliana International Airport. The hotel is a short taxi ride from Philipsburg, capital of the island's Dutch side, and numerous beaches.
At Alegria, guests can choose from several room types that are fully equipped with such amenities as flatscreen televisions with satellite, plush bedding, coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and balcony views of the gardens or beach. The two-bedroom penthouse offers more than 2,000 square feet of space, king beds, two and a half baths, a lounge area with sofa bed, designer kitchen, as well as a washer and dryer.
The hotel also features two pools with a swim-up bar and duty-free shopping are just a short walk away. Excellent dining options, casinos, nightclubs and an 18-hole championship golf course are also close by.
Guests of Alegria can indulge in Spa and beauty treatments in the privacy and convenience of their rooms. Services are provided by Good Life Spa, which is recognized as one of St. Maarten/St. Martin's leading spas. Guests are invited to relax and recharge with a wide range of spa and salon options, including massages, body treatments, facials, waxing and manicure-pedicures. Only the healthiest ingredients, without harmful chemicals or additives, have been selected for treatments at the Alegria.
Adjacent to the hotel is the Sunset Bar & Grill, which is St. Maarten's most popular beach bar. Known for its white, sandy beach and lively entertainment, Sunset Bar & Grill also is one of the premier spots for watching planes land at Princess Juliana International Airport.
The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio currently includes hotels in the Caribbean destinations of Aruba, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and now St. Maarten.