Discover: Renaissance Aruba Ignited Excitement for Electric Festival and Electronic Music

The second annual Aruba Electric Festival (September 3-7, 2014) kicked off at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino with exclusive pool parties at BLUE’s pool deck; a Beats On the Beachpromotional package with weeklong festival access; and the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Conference at the Renaissance Convention Center, Renaissance Island and Renaissance Marina Hotel 

The Electric Festival, organized in collaboration with the Amsterdam Dance Event and sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, welcomed visitors from around the world to listen, play and collaborate in a five-day festival featuring with international artists such as Chuckie (Aruba), Fellow (The Netherlands), Boris (USA, originally Russia), Nutzbeatz (Aruba), Hector (Mexico), Karixon (Aruba), Lil John (USA), Loco Dice (Germany), Knife Party (Australia), ENDO (USA) and DJ Carnage (USA), among others. Jason Hardy, inventor and founder of Muzik smart headphones, was also a guest speaker and stimulated an intriguing conversation at this year’s ADE Conference.

Throughout Electric Festival, Renaissance Aruba was at the forefront of the festival fun, hosting a series of events to keep the party going, including the GET NUTZ Pool Party at the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel hosted by Amanda Cerny and Valeria Orsini with performances by Sky Blue from LMFAO, Maarten Vorwerk, Nutzbeatz and Sensato. Renaissance Aruba also provided guests of the resort with exclusive admittance to the E! Latin America Pool Party hosted by Mister Mexico World 2014, Jose Medrano and Venezuelan model, Patricia Zavala. The party also featured live music from Kevinski & Rocco and No Eat No Sleep at Marina pool deck. 

Other Renaissance Aruba events included a SOS Switch of Series After Party nightly at The LoungeMidnight Grill with live DJs playing well through the early hours; Press and Artists dinner at Renaissance Island; Bubbles, Beats & Bites Pool Party; No Eat No Sleep performance on Nikki Beach; and Partai Pool Party at Renaissance Marina pool deck.

For more information on the Electric Festival, visit Images of the events are available upon request.  


Jazz It Up – Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival ‘14
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will take place at Renaissance Aruba this fall with a line up including Prince Royce, Liv Warfield, Richard Bona and Candy Dulfer, among others. Guests interested in getting the most out of the festival can book the Jazz It Up package and enjoy the convenience of staying at the resort. Included in the package are two festival tickets for Friday, October 3, 2014 and Saturday, October 4, 2014, a $100 cocktail credit per room per stay and a $10 match play coupon per person, per stay.Promotional code: P91. 

For the additional packages listed below, please click on the following link:

  • Aruba’s Retail Therapy Experience
  • Aruba’s Ultimate Romance Experience
  • Experience an Inclusive Getaway 


Renaissance Aruba and DJ Chuckie Give Big for Renaissance Hotels’ Global Day of Discovery
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino celebrated the third annual Global Day of Discovery on June 25, 2014 with an event hosted by DJ Chuckie, actor Wilmer Valderrama of That 70’s Show and Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny. DJ Chuckie, who has produced hit songs for Michael Jackson, David Guetta, 50 Cent, Kesha and more, doubled the live auction’s initial earnings of $27,000 to $54,000 with funds going to his Play Foundationwhich supports notable causes such as the Imeldahof Children’s Home in Aruba. The event was part of Renaissance Hotels’ global initiative to highlight art and culture at individual hotels that make up Marriott’s diverse brand.

Monthly #WedChat for Destination Weddings 

For the last six months, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s wedding coordinator Randolph Geerman has hosted monthly Facebook wedding chats with special guests from bridal publications including BRIDESBridal GuideInside Weddings,WED and Destination I Do, among others. 

For many participants, the chat is the first time they have the opportunity to speak with a bridal expert and ask questions to confirm whether a destination wedding is a good fit while learning useful bridal etiquette, tips, trends and the process of planning a wedding. The chat takes place the firstWednesday of every month. For more information on the wedding chats, visit and on Renaissance Aruba weddings, visit

Marina Hotel’s Newly Renovated BLUE Bar is the “Sexiest Bar in the Caribbean” 
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s BLUE Bar was recently chosen as one of the Sexiest Bars in the Caribbean by USA Today.

“Everything in it is blue from the muted blue lighting to the Blue Sky Martini stirred (or shaken). So hip it hurts, Blue Bar on the pool deck at the Renaissance Aruba is the epicenter of cool with one of the happiest Happy Hours on the island, featuring a myriad of martinis and tapas to wash them down,” reported Melanie Reffes for USA Today. 

The newly renovated chic, modern bar is located in the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel and overlooks the breathtaking pool deck full of palm trees and blue skies. Guest and visitors are welcomed to try the resort’s infamous signature drink, the Blue Sky Martini and enjoy a two for one happy hour special.

Behind the Scenes: Akbar Gbaja-Biamila ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  
Former NFL Oakland Raiders defensive player and current host ofAmerican Ninja Warrior vacationed at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino this past August. Akbar spent time at Renaissance Island’s Flamingo Beach making friends with the pink flamingos before heading over to the Marina Hotel where he completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and challenged Oprah Winfrey and Michael Strahan to rise to the occasion once again, and more importantly, donated to ALS Association. To watch the video of Akbar’s Ice Bucket Challenge, visit:

Renaissance Aruba Awarded the EarthCheck Silver Certification 
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino was recognized this year for its sustainable and environmentally conscious practices when it was awarded theEarthCheck’s silver certification. Earth Check provides hotels with tools to help reduction in waste, energy and water in the hospitality industry, and its certification is awarded to hotels that comply with its environmental, economic and social sustainability of their tourism initiatives. Renaissance Aruba has and continues to commit itself to the sustainable development of the local community through eco-friendly practices and organizations.

About Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Centered in the vibrant cultural center of Aruba, the AAA Four Diamond Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers two distinct vacation experiences with the family-friendly Ocean Suites and the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel. Resort highlights include Aruba’s only private beaches on Renaissance Island, two casinos, a marina, upscale shopping at Renaissance Mall, casual shopping and dining at Renaissance Marketplace, 15 cuisine options, a six-theatre cinema and the largest convention center in Aruba. For more information, call 1-800-228-9290 or visit

About Renaissance 
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