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Luxury Aruba Resort to Introduce Island's Newest Culinary Experience

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA -- (Marketwired) -- Jul 02, 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

Share your memories with The Ritz-Carlton by using #RCMemories on Twitter and Facebook. For more culinary tips and trends, explore The Ritz-Carlton Pinterest boards for inspiration.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

About ESquared Hospitality
ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to "Exceeding Expectations" with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004, to more than 20 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Scottsdale, AZ (2008), Atlanta, GA (2009), Miami, FL (2009), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), and Ginza, Tokyo (2015); BLT Burger in Las Vegas, NV (2008), and Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); in addition to BLT Fish (2005), BLT Fish Shack (2005) and BLT Bar & Grill (2010) in New York, NY. ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014) in New York, NY, and soon-to-open original fast-casual vegan concept by CHLOE. (coming summer 2015). Visit ESquared Hospitality online at,, Twitter @ESqHospitality or Instagram @ESquaredHospitality.

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