New Lunch Concept at Hyatt Place Aruba Airport

The 116-room hotel and business center opened in October and was well received.

It immediately achieved synergy with the airport, enjoying a reciprocal business relationship with its various departments. A great portion of Aruba’s business travelers, attracted to the friendly rates and generous amenities started booking room-nights, as well as vacation ownership clients wishing to extend their timeshare stays here with a few before and after days.

The hotel has a lot to offer, roomy rooms with comfy Grand Hyatt beds, free Wi-Fi everywhere, a hot breakfast buffet in the third-floor lobby Gallery, plenty of unique places to work, connect, gather, chill, sip or nibble inside, and around an outdoor pool and bar with dancing flames from the elegant, linear fire-pit.

Executive chef Jeffrey Vrolijk recently came on board to contribute his talent to the food offerings at the Gallery. He serves food all day, highlighted now by an Executive Lunch for just $20 per person, with free parking included.

The Gallery served a different themed lunch menu everyday Monday, through Saturday, presenting international specialties from the Italian kitchen on Monday, Asian on Tuesday, Venezuelan on Wednesday, Mexican on Thursday, and local soul food on Saturday. An all-day a la carte menu is also available.

With Carnival Monday coming up, Hyatt Place offers a Pool Day Pass for $35.- which includes a relaxing roof-top experience, an option to visit the fitness center complete with LifeScapes equipment, and a choice of one main course from the Gallery’s a la carte menu, escorted by a nonalcoholic beverage, to help you recuperate from Carnival.

That Pool Day Pass package is available every day for those celebrating their birthday or just in need of a much-deserved day off.

If you are looking for a company meeting-place, Hyatt Park boasts two meeting & event rooms, in fact three breakout spaces where business may be conducted with a spectacular view of the airport. A half day package and a full day package are offered including the venue, the setup, a small audio visual package, projector and screen, including chef’s selection during a morning coffee-break, all day nonalcoholic beverage service and a chef’s selection lunch buffet, at reasonable rates.

We were invited for Friday’s Happy Hour and already decided to try it on Friday February 28th from 5 to 7, looking forward to taste Chef Vrolijk’s Hummus from Around the World platter.  

That by itself is a good reason to visit. The platter features the classic recipe of mashed garbanzo beans and tahini; the European version made with green peas and cream cheese; the Indian curried variety with red pepper, and the black olive Mediterranean kind, I tried all four heaped on freshly fried banana chips and couldn’t decide which one was BEST. They are all fantastic.

Chef Vrolijk comes to Hyatt Place having worked at the Aruba Renaissance Resort and a number of other premier establishments, he brings with him a passion for food and great enthusiasm to innovate and please.

Chef, we are all yours. Surprise us.       

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February 19, 2020
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