St. Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles – November 28, 2006 – The holidays- a stressful time of the year for many across the globe. Spend time with family? Or escape to the sunny Caribbean? Sonesta Maho Beach & Casino and the newly-branded Sonesta Great Bay Beach & Casino in St. Maarten vote for the latter, and announce the “Ditch the In-Laws” package which gives travelers one free night this holiday season.

Travelers booking a minimum of six nights at Sonesta Maho Beach & Casino or the newly-branded Sonesta Great Bay Beach & Casino now through December 15, 2006, enjoy a 7th night free. Travel must be completed by January 2, 2007.

This season, excitement awaits guests at the Sonesta Maho Beach & Casino. The beachfront property and entertainment complex on the island’s southwest shore features a Las Vegas-style casino and adjacent showroom, hot nightclubs and tantalizing dining options.

The Sonesta Great Bay Beach & Casino – located beachfront in St. Maarten’s capital of Philipsburg – is an intimate four-star property, perfect for a relaxing getaway this winter. Rejuvenate at the Vitality Oasis health club & spa services or dip into one of three swimming pools. Philipsburg’s famous duty-free shops, boutiques and restaurants are just a short walk away.

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About Sonesta Maho Beach & Casino:

The Sonesta Maho Beach & Casino in Dutch St. Maarten is a “destination within a destination,” offering exciting nightlife and a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities. The 10-acre, 537-room beachfront property is located on the island’s southwest shore and features a casino and adjacent showroom, Theatre Royale; the island’s hottest nightclub, Q-Club; two outdoor pools and beach; three restaurants; a promenade of 40 boutiques and restaurants; four tennis courts; the world-class Good Life Spa, fitness center and over 25,000 square feet of meeting space.