The Inn History
How Alicia’s home at Backstreet #42 became Alicia’s Inn.
The restoration of this hospitality building on Backstreet #42 is a conscious act of gratitude and appreciation to Aunt Alicia.
Aunt Alicia was a local businesswoman that provided her customers with quality products and services that came with a satisfaction guarantee. How did she accomplish this mission? She sincerely cared about her customers' satisfaction and stood firm behind the quality of her products.
Today Alicia's Inn is committed to following in Aunt Alicia's footsteps. We will work diligently to ensure that your stay at Alicia’s Inn will surpass your expectation.
How much more do we know about Aunt Alicia?
Based on commentaries from some of Aunt Alicia and Bobo's (her husband) best friends, we learned that Aunt Alicia was a very caring and innovative person with a knack for marketing. She dabbled in a variety of businesses that generated value for her customers and herself. She was in the egg business and sold half boxes of eggs, but always added an extra egg or two in order to encourage repeat customers.
In addition to eggs, Aunt Alicia was well known in the community for selling baked goods, such as coconut drops, tarts, cakes, and potato pudding. She employed a similar strategy to her egg business and included sample sized baked goods with every sale. Her customers were pampered and she strived to make everyone feel special.
Before moving to St. Maarten, Aunt Alicia and Bobo lived on the island of Aruba, where she engaged in her entrepreneurial activities in the town of Brazil. Aunt Alicia was an active church member and a Sunday school teacher of the Methodist church in Brazil, Aruba. Additionally, she actively supported the church's fundraising efforts by providng items for bake sales
She was very frugal with the sale of some products, such as sugar cane. She was the only one appointed by the church to sell the sugar cane as she was known to be very conservative and conscientious.
Aunt Alicia passed away on St. Maarten on January 21, 1975. As a testament to her entrepreneurial spirit and hard work, we dedicate Alicia’s Inn to her memory.
This Heritage Brand aims to honor our predecessors and to empower our children to live productive and fulfilling lives through creativity, hard work and mindfulness.
We look forward to welcoming you to Alicia’s Inn, where you will experience premier service, courteous island hospitality, and the warm embrace that only a family-owned business can offer.