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Luxury Aruba resort to introduce island’s newest culinary experience

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – JULY 2, 2015 – In partnership with ESquared Hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba proudly announced today that a new BLT Steak restaurant will debut at the luxury resort this summer. Set to open in August, the critically acclaimed restaurant will celebrate its second outpost in the Caribbean, following the extraordinary success of BLT Steak at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.

“We are thrilled to introduce BLT Steak to the destination as the quintessential American steakhouse,” said Steven Redkoles, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. “We are confident that such a well-recognized and sophisticated culinary brand will find great success here in Aruba.”

With more than fifteen locations around the world including Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, BLT Steak has been a landmark for signature style and exceptional service, setting the tone for the Modern American Steakhouse since its flagship location opened in New York City in 2004. Signature elements include BLT Steak’s famous warm popovers and world-class selections of USDA choice steaks, along with weekly blackboard specials highlighting seasonal flavors and local ingredients.

"We look forward to introducing BLT Steak to Aruba, marking our second Caribbean location and the continued growth of our relationship with the Ritz-Carlton portfolio," said Keith Treyball, President, ESquared Hospitality. “We’re excited to bring the BLT steakhouse experience to both locals and visitors of Aruba. We pride ourselves on world-class hospitality, and look forward to leaving our mark in Aruba's premier luxury resort with guests who have been searching for excellence in Aruba.”

The new BLT Steak space will include elegant indoor and outdoor dining options, as well as a private dining room for special occasions. BLT's iconic design and décor will be showcased alongside a vibrant bar and lounge area featuring curated, cocktails, craft beer, and a robust wine list with selections from around the world.

In addition to a host of memorable island experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, guests are invited to sample BLT Steak’s delectable cuisine with the BLT Steak Package, which includes overnight accommodations and a $100 dining credit at BLT Steak starting at $499 USD per night.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is part of the renowned luxury portfolio of Ritz-Carlton Hotels in the Caribbean & Latin America. In addition to Aruba, the collection also includes world-class travel experiences in Cancun, St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, Santiago, San Juan and Dorado Beach (Puerto Rico). To book a stay, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

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