Grand Opening of New Casino in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – August 2006 – Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino has opened the doors to its brand new European style, split-level boutique casino. Located in the heart of downtown Willemstad, the casino is centrally located for cruise ship visitors, tourists and local residents alike.

The casino will operate 7 days a week, from 10 am to 2 am with slot machines open at 10 am and game tables open at 6 pm. Gaming options include one American Roulette table, two Blackjack tables and a poker table where customers may enjoy Six Card Casino Stud Poker or Seven Card Stud Poker. This will be the only casino in Curaçao to offer Seven Card Stud Poker. There are 48 brand new Ainsworth ‘Celebrity’ and ‘Ambassador’ video monitor gaming machines, with the number set to double in the near future.

Situated along the waterfront of Willemstad, the facility offers two entrances – one conveniently located on the exterior for local residents, guests of other hotels and cruise ship passengers and a separate entrance within the walls of the Kura Hulanda complex that will be exclusive to hotel guests.

The casino currently offers free drinks, snacks and table ‘Match Play Vouchers’ to game playing patrons. During the cruise season there will be additional incentives offered to customers on board cruise ships.

This grand opening comes on the heels of last month’s announcement of the opening of the Kura Hulanda spa, a state of the art facility recognized as a Leading Spa of the World. The opening of the casino rounds out the eight block Kura Hulanda complex, which is also home to a world class anthropological museum, two pools, three restaurants including the award winning fine dining at Astrolab, shops and boutiques, multiple courtyards and gardens, a courtyard bar, five star hotel accommodations and more.

About Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino

Located in Willemstad, Curaçao, the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino is an 80-room luxury boutique resort featuring meticulously restored 18th and 19th century Dutch Colonial Caribbean buildings around several glorious courtyards. Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino, a member of Leading Small Hotels of the World, offers outstanding dining options and is part of a village complex known as Project Kura Hulanda, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino or its sister property, Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club, visit www.kurahulanda.com.

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