The Curacao Marriott was built in 1992. My wife and I stayed 8 days 7 nights to celebrate an anniversary a few years later. Overall Curacao was one of the most memorable Carribbean experiences we enjoyed. The service particularly the dining experiences exceeded expectations.
Upgrades are subject to availability and January is a very popular time. Calling ahead with special requests might make a difference.
there is always a chance of an upgrade! my wife and i went there for our wedding anniversary in april and had a great time (and got an upgrade). snorkeling right on site was fantastic. the food and drinks were exceptional; the staff were the best. we went swimming with the dolphins down town; highly recommend if still available. you need a rental car unless you are planning to stay on site the entire time. enjoy... well worth the trip.
when you swim up to the bar and order a drink, think of us!