Aruba Hotels Renovate

Ten Aruba resorts set to complete or undergo changes in 2012 By: Monica Poling
The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa completed its $26 million renovation to guestroom towers in October. // © Radisson Aruba Resort
The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa completed its $26 million renovation to guestroom towers in October. // © Radisson Aruba Resort

The Details

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Aruba hotels have had a busy year in 2011 with a variety of renovation projects. Some of these have recently reached completion, while others are in full swing.

The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa’s $26 million refurbishment project was completed in October 2011. The refurbishment includes the 355-room resort's three guestroom towers and key public areas. In addition to new furnishings and decor, the resort will add new gaming equipment to its casino this month.

La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club’s three-year project to renovate the guest units from floor to ceiling was completed in September. The remodeling included brand-new tiling, furniture, appliances, artwork, LCD televisions and soft goods. In June, a soft opening revealed a new porte cochere, efficient check-in pods, a new elevator, and an eye-catching water and fire sculpture.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa recently completed a $2 million rejuvenation to its rooms. The fully redesigned rooms have contemporary luxury bedding and Aruba landscape photos. The new deluxe bathrooms now feature a rain/waterfall shower and an amenity line with Fig & Olive products.

The Marriott Aruba Resort and Stellaris Casino is adding a new adult pool, representing a $1.5 million investment.

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino is spending $5 million to upgrade various areas of the hotel. These upgrades are an extension of the multimillion dollar renovations completed in 2008. Upgrades include improvements to the tennis courts, the Balashi Bar, the Shoco Market and the spa.

The Divi Village and Golf Resort is completing the renovation of its 132 suites. The Divi Group will spend $6 million on renovating the Alhambra Casino as well as adding a shopping mall with a variety of new stores and restaurants.

The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino complex is refreshing the Marina Hotel by renovating the restaurant and fitness facilities on Renaissance Island; adding 82 state-of-the-art slot machines in its casinos and adding a covered stage for daily outdoor entertainment at the Renaissance Marketplace.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort and Spa will spend $1 million on completely refreshing 104 guestrooms and plans to spend another $1 million on remodeling and improving its main restaurant.

The Mill Resort & Suites will invest $1.5 million in the first phase of a complete renovation of its rooms and lobby area.

The Westin Resort & Casino recently completed a $1.5 million total renovation of its casino and will invest an additional $2 million on improvements to the hotel.

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