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The Summit Scene



Dear Valued Guest of the Summit Resort Hotel,

We are thrilled to share two pieces of news that confirm to us just how much our guests love coming to the Summit Hotel and how travelers in general appreciate the special island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews!

Summit Resort Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Summit Resort Hotel has just been presented with a prestigious award, and we're thrilled to tell you about, the popular website that features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals and vacation packages has presented The Summit Resort Hotel with the 2012 Certificate of Excellence award!

This award is given to hotels and other travel-related businesses considered "the best in the business" according to TripAdvisor, because travelers consistently commend that specific business with 4 ratings-an exceptional rating on "Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognize your 4 rating as an exceptional achievement," said TripAdvisor when awarding the Certificate of Excellence to The Summit.

We are especially honored to receive this award because it is a direct result of the kind words and wonderful reviews written about us by our guests.

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

St. Maarten Among 10 Best Islands in the World

You've been hearing it from us for some time wonderful St. Maarten is, how turquoise-blue the water, how raucous and fun the Carnival, how wonderful the shopping, and how great the night life. But now U.S. News and World Report's online Travel Magazine has named St. Maarten among the "10 Best Islands in the World."

What is U.S. News' criteria? Here's what they say: For an island to be considered one of the "best," it must have that je ne sais quoi-that magical spark. The islands listed here have that little extra something that keeps travelers enchanted.

The article has an interactive element as well. To the upper right of each island's description, there's a question: "Belongs on the list?" Readers can vote "yes" or "no." Interestingly, St. Maarten had the highest number of "yes's"-a whopping 2,466 at last count, as compared with only 80 "no's."

St. Maarten truly has that je ne sais quoi, and The Summit Resort Hotel is waiting to host you during your trip to our island of enchantment. You've heard it from us. Now you've heard it from them. So when should we expect to see you?

Our Valuable Employee - Marino de la Cruz

Marino de la Cruz began working for The Summit Resort Hotel in August 1997 as a helper doing various duties while learning about the hotel. During the past 15 years, he has served in a number of capacities, including gardener, taking care of the hotel's beautiful landscaping, and most recently, interim head of maintenance, overseeing the hotel's physical plant.

Although Marino has a quiet demeanor, he especially enjoys showing the younger guests the iguanas that live on the property, who venture out to sun themselves now and again. Marino is not the type to expect accolades, so he was surprised when his consistent, quality work was recently recognized by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association with the Crystal Pineapple Employee of the Year nomination, a recognition that was well-deserved.

Marino, you are a valuable member of The Summit Resort Hotel family! Thanks for all you do!

If you want the perfect vacation, then do what you dream. St. Maarten is the heart of the Caribbean. Call or email us for details and reservations. See you in the sun.


Bruce Jakubovitz, Owner