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Grand Opening of the First RIU Property in Aruba

Published Saturday, July 21, 2007 6:00 am
by Aruba Today>

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 24th all-inclusive concept by Riu and highest level of amenities to this popular destination for the first time. “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 dividivi 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. For more information about Riu Hotels & Resorts visit or contact your travel professional.