The new Mercát Restaurant delights the senses with Mediterranean flavors at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. The name literally means market in Catalan. It’s an international smorgasbord of Mediterranean-inspired dishes across Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, and Morocco.
Apart from the array of menu selections, the second hardest decision would be whether to dine indoors or al fresco with scenic ocean views. Perhaps mix it up, since the restaurant opens daily for a breakfast buffet, and a la carté lunch and dinner options. Savory and sweet fare highlights include starters of Mussels a la Provençale with Provencal herbs, onion, garlic, white wine, and grilled sourdough; scrumptious Fried Zucchini Chips with Tzatziki dip; and for the main course a mouthwatering Short Rib Pasta with paccheri pasta, short rib ragù, parmesan and lemon ARUBA zest or perhaps a vegetarian delight of Couscous Paella with green beans, bell peppers, mushrooms and pickled veggies- just be sure to leave room for the Moroccan Chocolate Cake with dates, pistachio and caramel.
Mingle at the Apertivo social gathering to meet new friends or get more acquainted with your familiar as you feast on a host of tapas, music, wines and cocktails. This experience is ideally situated at Mercat’s bar and beachfront terrace during the after lunch and before dinner snack-happy hours. This is dining done right. Even the lighting and Southern European music are programmed to vary throughout the day, adding to a fresh ambience for each visit – – just as fresh as the fare, all senses are tantalized at Mercát Restaurant.
British Colonial | Nassau, Bahamas
Grand Opening January 2024
The long-awaited rebirth of The Bahamas’ most storied and iconic hotel, British Colonial marks the renaissance of downtown Nassau and a highly anticipated revival of the local area. Steeped in 100 years of rich local history, the boutique property will be immaculately restored to feature 288 guest rooms and suites with original artwork and early 20th century design touches, seven food & beverage outlets including a sultry supper club that throws it back to a bygone era, two freshwater oceanfront pools that overlook a 300-foot beach, and lush tropical gardens. Not to mention, a prime location on Bay Street that’s just steps from Nassau’s colorful cruise port, famed straw market, beaches, and more.
Can you say shopping at your doorstep? The property blends an upscale and sophisticated ambiance infused with key aspects of Bahamian culture, catering to both leisure and business travelers with a uniquely varied room product and approachable price point while paying tribute to its local surroundings and The Bahamas’ past and present.
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico’s newest deluxe room category is the sleek and modern Villas en la Reserva. Nestled in a secluded area of the peninsula, the 93 newly constructed villas offer contemporary comfort with a clean design and luxurious touches that include kitchenettes, dining tables, separate living rooms with queen sleeper sofas, bathrooms with rainfall showers and jetted deep-soaking tubs, exceptionally large closets, and spacious balconies with panoramic views of the ocean.
A new choice for groups of family and friends, the Villas offer signature amenities that include an interior courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool, the Molido coffee shop, and La Mina — an outdoor restaurant that offers a seafood-forward lunch and happy hour menu inspired by the flavors of the island. As an added bonus, the resort exclusively offers Villas en la Reserva guests an amazing traditional Puerto Rican weekly room service amenity of Pan Sobao (a delicious soft, fluffy cornmeal-based sweet bread made daily in a rustic oven onsite) accompanied by Puerto Rican cafe con leche at no additional cost!