It seemed impossible but it happened: Riu Palace Aruba opened their doors on Friday, July 20th, 2007.
If you walked in front of resort the last days before it opened, it looked like they needed months of work ahead to finish it. Two days before they started to put asphalt pavement and one day before the landscaping in front of the lobby was being put in. On opening day, Friday, the walkway pavement was being cemented and painting was ongoing.
You’ve got to give it to them, they made it. Maybe minor work still needs to be done, like cleaning the area of construction debris.
Above you can see a picture on how it looks like at night.