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Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa With the final touches put on a $30 million renovation project, guests at the AAA four-diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa enjoy a luxury experience from morning to night. From the updated accommodations to the largest stretch of sand on Palm Beach, discerning travelers will find much to satisfy them throughout the 15-acre property. Inside the 355 rooms and suites, flat-screen TVs and other amenities complement colonial West Indian decor for a contemporary, relaxed ambiance. Guests choosing to stay on the exclusive Plaza Club level enjoy private concierge and added amenities, as well as cocktail hour and breakfast in the Plaza Club private lounge.

And at the newly renovated Sunset Grille—the only AAA four-diamond restaurant in Aruba—culinary artists capture the essence of the island with perfectly grilled steaks and seafood, in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Guests can lounge with a pre-dinner drink at the refreshed Mira Solo Wine & Martini Bar, or indulge in a variety of dining styles at the resort’s six restaurants and bars.

A favorite Radisson activity for guests is an interaction session with several of the 11 tropical birds on property. In the afternoons, the blue and gold macaws and African grey parrots are brought out to play with the guests to create unique vacation memories.

The Radisson Aruba brings wedding dreams to life with ceremonies amid a lush tropical backdrop, at the beach or by the pool. A dedicated onsite bridal specialist helps couples with all the details—civil regulations, menu selections, flowers, entertainment, wedding cake and more.

Guests in search of a true escape can indulge at Larimar Spa, the most comprehensive oceanfront spa on the island. Here, signature treatments such as the Aloe & Rum Massage incorporate elements indigenous to Aruba.

In addition to a resort-wide room renovation, the Aruba Tower meeting space has also been given a full facelift. The expert conventions team is ready to accommodate groups large and small in the stunning Caribbean Ballroom or under the clear Caribbean sky with 24,000 sq. ft. of outdoor event space and 15,000 sq. ft. of indoor facilities. The resort’s casino is updated with new decor and state-of-the-art gaming equipment, with a full back-of-the-house package designed for an enhanced loyalty program, The Winner’s Circle, Aruba’s leading casino loyalty club. Players gain points and redeem for more casino play, merchandise or toward items from the resort’s outlets. For more information, visit radisson.com/palm-beach-hotel-aw/aruaruba.

 

 

Divi & Tamarijn All-Inclusives 2012 is shaping up as another banner year for the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusives, which have just been ranked on TripAdvisor® as the number one Oranjestad hotel and number two in Aruba, for the first time.

“It’s truly an honor to hold these top spots on TripAdvisor® because the ratings upon which the properties are ranked come directly from our guests,” says Alex Nieuwmeyer, managing director of Divi Resorts Aruba and Bonaire. “The fact that both the Divi Aruba and the Tamarijn Aruba are rated so high is both a milestone and a testament to the success of our operations even within today’s highly competitive marketplace. Now we can have some fun, friendly competition between our sister properties for the number one spot, which can only serve to improve the guest experience.”

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, offering trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices plus planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors (source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011), and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide.

In May 2011, TripAdvisor awarded a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to the Tamarijn Aruba. The certificate is presented to properties that consistently receive excellent ratings from TripAdvisor members. That same month, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba were named recipients of the inaugural Travelocity Excellence Award. They were among just 500 hotels out of more than 70,000 offered on Travelocity’s website recognized by the organization for their commitment to provide only the best experiences to guests. In June 2011, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba were named among the 10 Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts by Travel + Leisure. Previously, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusives have received accolades from Apple Vacations and Caribbean Travel + Life magazine. Both properties received silver Earthcheck Certification in February 2011. For more information, visit diviaruba.com or tamarijnaruba.com.