RIU makes Aruba debut

Riu Palace Aruba Exceeds all Expectations by Offering Guests a New
Way to Experience This Incredible Destination
  Today the Riu Palace Aruba officially opens its doors on the magical
island of Aruba.
  A true Riu Palace resort in every way, the new hotel brings RIU’s
legendary service, the option to use the 24h all-inclusive concept by Riu
and highest level of amenities to this popular destination for the first
  “Already demand from the North American and European markets especially
from the Dutch, German and British travelers have far exceeded our highest
expectations and it is clear that our loyal RIU guests are extremely
interested in visiting this charming, beautiful and extremely popular
island”, stated Luis Riu, Chairman and Owner of Riu Hotels & Resorts.
  Deriving its name from the words “Oro Ruba” or red gold, Aruba is a
stunning paradise with a rich cultural history and a wide variety of
natural wonders including white-sand beaches, unique rock formations,
caves, grottos and a desert landscape that is defined by its signature
divi-divi trees. Located on world-famous Palm Beach just 2.5 miles from the
capital of Oranjestad and 6 miles from the airport, the Riu Palace Aruba is
perfectly situated in the heart of everything that makes this enchanting
island one of the true gems of the Caribbean.
  Featuring beautiful architecture, exceptional decor and details and the
finest amenities imaginable, this five-star property offers 450 luxurious
guestrooms and suites with magnificent views of the water and the
surrounding landscape. Intended to be a magical playground, on the property
guests can enjoy two swimming pools each with an integrated Jacuzzi, a
private stretch of beach, a five-star fitness center, a spa and a
full-service casino.
  As with all Riu Palace resorts, the Riu Palace Aruba provides a number
of exciting and inviting culinary options including the very new trend
setting concept of Riu gourmet restaurants “Krystal”, a “Japanese”
restaurant, an “Italian” one, a steakhouse and a variety of unique bars
suited to every taste and temptation. A wide array of activities and
entertainment offerings ensures that there is always something fun to do
and enjoy.
  The Riu Palace Aruba is the 22nd Riu Palace resorts in the Riu
portfolio. It provides the highest degree of opulence, comfort and service.
A luxurious, elegant and sophisticated place to experience the gracious
hospitality, unsurpassed beauty and breathtaking sunsets that define this
exquisite island destination.
  “As the initial popularity of this new resort is recognized by our
partners around the globe, we believe Aruba will become a ‘can’t miss’
destination for those seeking the perfect vacation,” said Mr. Riu. “We
can’t wait to provide discerning travelers the opportunity to experience
the timeless beauty, wonder and magic of this storied island in our way -
the RIU way.”
  Riu Hotels & Resorts, a family owned business, was founded in 1953 in
Mallorca. The international resort chain led by brother and sister Luis and
Carmen Riu is with actually more than 100 Hotels, one of the most well
respected and well-recognized hotel chains in the world.
  Riu employs 19,000 individuals and offers 36.000 rooms in 18 countries,
including Aruba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Florida, Jamaica and Mexico.
More than 2,7 Million guests annually are enjoying their holidays in Riu
Hotels. The resort chain offers affordable vacations with elegant
accommodations and personalized and friendly service.