This section contains the resort's management profiles, recent press and fact sheets for the Maho Village (the area where the resort is located) and the resort's Casino Royale, located across the street from Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. Should you require more info, please do not hesitate to contact our PR agency - contact info here.
A well-traveled and exemplary hotelier, Mr. Pizzuti brings more than 30 years of experience in hotel and restaurant management in the United States, Italy and Caribbean islands, including Jamaica and Antigua.
“I am thrilled to continue my Caribbean journey with Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino,” Mr. Pizzuti said regarding his hiring in 2011.
“Leading the resort team, I aspire to encourage their creativity, inspiration and passion for hospitality. This will be the key component in promoting the overall guest experience.”
As personal recipient of the Prestigious 5 Star Diamond Award, Mr. Pizzuti promises to maintain his “Sterling Service” in the hospitality industry in all departments of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, ranging from resort upkeep, service and dining, to societal contributions.
Most recently, Mr. Pizzuti served in high-ranking positions for major hotel chains in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Antigua. Notably towards the beginning of his career, he pre-opened and operated a five million-dollar Italian restaurant at Walt Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Mr. Pizzuti began his career in 1980 as a Maitre’ D for A Touch of Italy in Andover, Kansas. He attended Kansas University studying Business Administration and graduated with an Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
‘Las Vegas glitz and glamour rule on beautiful Maho Beach.’ – Fodor's
A destination within a destination, Maho Village is where visitors will feel the heartbeat of St. Maarten. Whether it’s high-stakes gaming or relaxing Caribbean diversions, Maho Village has upped the ante for resort locations.
Featuring more than 40 duty-free shops and restaurants including boutiques, cafes and lounges, there is something for every palate. Located next to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade while checking out the sights. At night, the village comes alive with exciting events including the Maagical Maho Street Fair (during high season), international poker tournaments and more.Casino Royale
At Casino Royale, conveniently located across the street from Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., gambling is made easy any time you feel a surge of luck.
Casino Royale is the largest and most visited casino on the island, boosting more than 21,000 square feet of gaming space. Offering 21 tables of gaming, from Roulette and Blackjack, Baccarat to Caribbean Stud Poker and Craps, Casino Royale offers wild action every night.
The casino boasts 413 slot machines, and is the only casino on the island featuring Sex in the City, Hangover and Wheel of Fortune slots. The casino also has a private “high roller” section and the Vegas Odds Sportsbook so you can bet on your favorite teams!
Tantra Nightclub & Sanctuary
As the place to be and be seen, the Tantra Nightclub & Sanctuary is St. Maarten’s premier entertainment venue. Visitors and locals alike can immerse themselves in a sanctuary of sound and energy with international and local DJs playing the best mix of music.
Tantra features two bars, two dance floors and a special VIP lounge & membership club - the Opium Room. Enjoy a variety of signature cocktails, beers and wines created by passionate mixologists. Tantra Nightclub is located above Casino Royale in Maho Beach Resort.
Maho Real Estate
Located in the Maho Village area, The Maho Real Estate Sales Center offers affordable ownership options making it easy to visit St. Maarten at any time! The new standard for residential resort living in St. Maarten these luxurious properties offer the highest quality amenities and accommodations. The portfolio consists of AquaMarina, BlueMarine Residences and the The Residences at La Terrasse.
AquaMarina consists of two luxury condominium towers and 19 villas all with breathtaking views of the Lagoon and Caribbean Sea. BlueMarine Residences provide homeowners with two options, BlueMarine Condos and Villas. Each offer chic, contemporary Caribbean style with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures.
The Residences at La Terrasse feature 76 upscale apartment suites, each with a private balcony offering views of the ocean and the Condos at La Plage, 128 suites with fully furnished kitchens, modern amenities and steps away from Maho Bay Beach.
Located across the street from Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, the Casino Royale is the largest on the island, boasting 21,000 square foot of gaming space which includes a full theater with 550 seats for events and shows.
With 21 table games, players can choose from Roulette (American and French), Craps, Blackjack and Poker (Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Caribbean and Texas Hold em). The 413 slot machines include a variety of classics and modern video slots including the exclusive Sex & the City, Hangover and Wheel of Fortune slots.
Players can bet from as little as one penny up to $100. Fifty two of the 413 slot machines are in a section of the 24/7 hotel lobby casino. Casino Royale has the most rewarding player tracking and TITO system in the Caribbean. We offer slot tournaments every week, details are available at the VIP desk.
Three American-version roulette tables carry a $1 minimum and a $50 maximum; there is one French roulette table with a $5 minimum and a $100 maximum.
The Craps table has a $5 minimum bet seasonally and a $10 minimum during high season. We offer double odds.
The betting range at two Caribbean poker tables is $5 - $250. Guests can also play Texas hold ‘em and Omaha poker, with limit and no-limit on both. There are two three-card poker tables with $5 to $50 limits and one Let it Ride table with the same limits. Both these last two table games come with the bonus bet option.
For table high rollers, (Betting $25 or more per hand) there is a rating system in place which registers the player’s activity. At the end of the play, he or she may be awarded with complimentary dinners, shows or resort accommodations. Any player can sign up for a players card on the slot machines.
All players interested in being rated should contact Casino Host Charles Javois, Assistant General Manager Brandon Anderson, or alternatively, General Manager Jamie Lee.
9 blackjack tables feature a range of minimum and maximum bets, from $5 - $1000. On special occasions for high rollers, the betting range expands from a $200 minimum - $2,000 maximum.
The Casino Royale hosted the first-ever “St. Maarten Spring Poker Showdown” from April 29, 2006 through May 08, 2006. The International Poker Federation crowned this rising-star casino back in 2004 with the first St. Maarten’s Open, which drew a rainbow of players from around the globe. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort hosted the event again in 2004.
In 2013 Casino Royale will host the first ever WPT poker event November 9th - 24th.
A live band sets the upbeat vibe, and the Showroom Royale, which is located next to the Casino, hosts tightly choreographed Las Vegas-style onstage performances twice a week. Details at the Cashier or VIP desk. There is no charge to watch the shows.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino
1 Rhine Road
St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies