Renaissance is one of the brands of Marriott International, Inc. In Aruba it’s operated by local company Meta Corp. They also operate other non-tourism related ventures on the island.
The Renaissance brand properties recently received major renovations. This includes both resort properties and both commercial centers. Especially Renaissance Marina Hotel and Renaissance Mall have received a shift in focus. Renaissance Marina Hotel is an adults-only resort, while Renaissance Mall hosts mostly high-end brand stores.
New exterior of Renaissance Marina Hotel
Renaissance Marina Hotel received mostly a cosmetic redo, with new decoration and exterior (off white) color. Also new Starbucks Coffee Shop has opened as well. Additionally a modern blue spotlight highlights the brand of the resort.
On the other hand, Renaissance Mall was finished a few months ago and shifted its focus from “regular” shoppers to “high-end” shoppers and fancy brand stores. Renaissance Market Place is still “regular” shoppers, people seeking entertainment and food.