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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Teams Up With Grammy Award-Winning Singer Chaka Khan for Meet & Greet

Take Advantage of New 'Funk It Up' Hotel Package for Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk, is coming to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Chaka Khan, who will be performing at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba, has teamed up with Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino to create a fantastic new Aruba hotel package including a meet and greet with the star singer.

Travelers can take advantage of a great beach getaway while enjoying the Funk It Up package and Aruba nightlife. The package includes accommodations, two Chakatinis upon arrival, two entrance tickets to the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba on October 5 and 6, and a meet and greet with the Grammy Award-winning singer. Chaka Khan fans will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For travelers' options, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Spa offers two distinct lodging choices: the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel and the family-friendly Ocean Suites. Both areas, which are part of one of the nicest Aruba beach resorts, offer easy access to Renaissance Island, a 40-acre private tropical retreat. The Renaissance Ocean Suites offer family-friendly accommodations and facilities, as well as kid's activities pool, and island views. The adult-exclusive Marina hotel features great views of the marina where guests can retreat to ocean view king guest rooms and watch yachts and cruise ships sail by.

The property offers a variety of culinary choices, such as L.G. Smith's Steak House and Aquarius, a buffet restaurant featuring with a Caribbean flair with seafood specialties. Also, guests can enjoy burgers, steaks and shrimp, for lunch and dinner at Solé and BLUE.

Other amenities include the resort gym featuring cardio machines with personal viewing screens, free weights, and an excellent variety of weight machines. Crystal Casino, the largest casino in Oranjestad, Aruba, offers more than 400 gaming machines and 34 tables. And, the adult-exclusive Okeanos Spa is known as one of the top spas on the island.

When making reservations, make sure that promotional code ER7 appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/auabr-renaissance-aruba-resort-and-casino/. Or, call 1-800-228-9290 in the U.S. and ask for promotional code ER7. Please visit website for terms and conditions. The package is valid through October 10, 2012.

About the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Whether seeking a tropical wedding or honeymoon, traveling for business or on a family vacation, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is the ideal island getaway. Situated in the heart of the city, vacationers can select from two distinct Oranjestad hotels boasting tropical elegance and an abundance of recreation. The Renaissance Marina Hotel is a hip, adult-exclusive Oranjestad hotel for guests over 18; complete with adult-only amenities and a pool, while The Renaissance Ocean Suites offers family-friendly accommodations, facilities and kid's activities. Guests can enjoy a range of restaurants, the exclusive Okeanos Spa, a 24-hour casino, an exciting nightlife and the only private beach in Aruba on Renaissance Island. Additionally, the Renaissance Convention Center is ideal for conferences, trade shows and events and can accommodate up to 1,600 people.

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Phone: 297-5-836000
Online: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auabr-renaissance-aruba-resort-and-casino/

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