A typical sight around resort during this time of year – off season – is of renovations. Hotels take advantage of the softer occupancy figures to renovate, this way avoiding as the inconvenience to the guests as much as possible. Currently there are several renovations on going, such as at Renaissance, The Mill, Divi Village, Divi All Inclusive, La Cabana, Paradise Beach Villas and Radisson.
Renaissance properties have undergone major renovations the last few years, especially the retail sector. Renaissance Mall and Renaissance Marketplace are looking good as a result. Speaking of Renaissance Mall they, recently changed the opening hours from 8 AM to 6 PM to 10 AM to 8 PM. This is a pretty normal trend. Customers tend to shop more during the 6-8 PM timespan than the 8-10 AM one. In the medium term, the still common Sunday-closure in Aruba is going to cease to exist as well. It’s just a question of time before this happens. On a related note, Renaissance officials announced that Starbucks is going to open an additional coffee shop in Renaissance Marina. Currently Starbucks operated a coffee shop in Renaissance Marketplace.
Painters busy at Renaissance Marina Hotel Aruba
Right now Renaissance Marina building is being taken care off. The efforts are now being concentrated on new tiling and paint job. Mostly cosmetic. I don’t really expect any major structural (noisy) renovation to ruin your vacation.