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Epic: Aruba Hyatt Regency 20th Anniversary

This month Aruba Hyatt Regency is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Aruban market. Hyatt arrived in Aruba in 1990, contributing to the economic expansion of the tourism related investments of the early 90s. Hyatt has maintained a consistent high product quality throughout the years. Till this day Hyatt is considered to be one of…Continue readingEpic: Aruba Hyatt Regency 20th Anniversary

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Tamarijn Aruba

The other day I was walking around Tamarijn and saw a resort that was in need of minor reparations. The reparations are mostly cosmetic. The storms we’ve had in September and this month showed a lot of weak spots in terms of leakage. I didn’t walk in the rooms but I’m sure they suffer the…Continue readingTamarijn Aruba

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Bucuti Renovating Lobby

This is the time of year when hotels renovate or make – minor – structural changes to the resorts. Bucuti is currently making changes to the front of the resort, specifically the lobby. It seems that now Bucuti is closing the front section where the concierge used to sit. It seems they want to connect…Continue readingBucuti Renovating Lobby

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The Aruban Resort Status Quo

It’s been a few months since investor Icahn Partners acquired default business and properties of The Aruban Resort. Apart from opening the resort the new owners hasn’t done much else. Former Key Largo Casino is still closed and former Royal Cabana Casino is an unfinished construction. Cleaning crews have worked at Key Largo and it…Continue readingThe Aruban Resort Status Quo

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Aruba Shopping In Style

Renaissance Mall owner Meta Corp. has done a terrific job with their recent renovations. I’m referring to the attention to details, specifically seen all over Renaissance Mall. This mall is very clean. That’s refreshing. Another appealing fact is that in all hallways they’ve put designer chairs. I’m sure I’ll use those when my wife is…Continue readingAruba Shopping In Style

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A Gem: Aruba Renaissance Hotel

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…Continue readingA Gem: Aruba Renaissance Hotel

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Construction Update Ritz-Carlton

Construction efforts of Ritz-Carlton is underway. Right now the Venezuelan developer is concentrating with the surrounding infrastructure and the foundation of the resort. The development is bigger than I thought as it takes more than a block. It’s so big that they have to rebuild the road to make room for parking space and other…Continue readingConstruction Update Ritz-Carlton

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Look Beyond Resorts When Coming To Aruba

Aruba = beach = beach-hotel. Right? Wrong! Don’t limit yourself with hotels alone, no matter how good they are (seem). Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of situations I can think which that merits a hotel stay, however, there are equally compelling arguments otherwise. Almost all hotels in Aruba will win the argument of…Continue readingLook Beyond Resorts When Coming To Aruba

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Aruba Marriott Is A Teenager

Marriott is celebrating another year in Aruba with a 2010 $50 million renovation.Continue readingAruba Marriott Is A Teenager