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    I got the word, cout hearing again extented another week....

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    Heard from a couple of local friends who said that per the most recent news article published this morning, it is almost a done deal and will become a Hilton (purchased by AGF). Deal should be finalized by the weekend.
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    i too have heard the same as -amy- , but awaiting the notification from minister oduber.

    if in fact it is a deal, isn't it nice that davy beat goliath ?

    it will be nice to see the good guys prevail?

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    I was also told, that chances are very big and sway toward a Hilton,,, Yes, good to hear, still am sad that Radisson is giving up on this beautiful place in a beautiful location

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    Also, if Hilton is a Yes for sure, wonder what they will do, as far as renovations, i mean the Radisson just had a udate,, although i feel like Gilligans can use a little sprucing up

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    CONFIRMED

    Radisson will be Hilton and NOT all inclusive

    From Minister Oduber Facebook Page
    Un rato pasa a keda confirma cu Radisson Hotel a keda bendi na AGF, Aruba Growth Fund, kende lo opera esaki bao di e kadena hotelero Hilton.
    Esaki ta nifica cu e hotel no lo worde opera mas como un All Inclusive dor di RIU.
    Mientrastando fondo nan a worde transferi awe tardi laat y un rato pasa a trek in e caso den corte. Dia 15 di juli lo traspasa e propiedad y operacion.
    ...See More

    For a while happens to can do confirms cu Radisson hotel to can do bendi na AGF, Aruba Growth Fund, the opera kende esaki bao di and Kadena Hotelero Hilton.

    Esaki ta nifica cu and hotel do not worde operates more like a all inclusive are dor di riu.

    Mientrastando bottom nan at worde transferi one tardi laat and for a while happens to trek in and case den cut. Day 15 Di Juli the lease and property and operation.

    Pabien Aruba and danki na tur neighbourhood east cu a contribui den and process.

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    My local friends had just confirmed it with me also. Great news. Down with RIU.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post


    CONFIRMED

    Radisson will be Hilton and NOT all inclusive

    From Minister Oduber Facebook Page
    Un rato pasa a keda confirma cu Radisson Hotel a keda bendi na AGF, Aruba Growth Fund, kende lo opera esaki bao di e kadena hotelero Hilton.
    Esaki ta nifica cu e hotel no lo worde opera mas como un All Inclusive dor di RIU.
    Mientrastando fondo nan a worde transferi awe tardi laat y un rato pasa a trek in e caso den corte. Dia 15 di juli lo traspasa e propiedad y operacion.
    ...See More

    For a while happens to can do confirms cu Radisson hotel to can do bendi na AGF, Aruba Growth Fund, the opera kende esaki bao di and Kadena Hotelero Hilton.

    Esaki ta nifica cu and hotel do not worde operates more like a all inclusive are dor di riu.

    Mientrastando bottom nan at worde transferi one tardi laat and for a while happens to trek in and case den cut. Day 15 Di Juli the lease and property and operation.

    Pabien Aruba and danki na tur neighbourhood east cu a contribui den and process.

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    [QUOTE=KATH2ME;276227]Also, if Hilton is a Yes for sure, wonder what they will do, as far as renovations, i mean the Radisson just had a udate,, although i feel like Gilligans can use a little sprucing up[/QUOT

    Keep in mind that Aruba Growth Fund will own the property. Hilton will manage the property for a fee and use all of the benefits of the Hilton brand. If the Hilton group doesn't provide an appropriate return on investment to the AGF.... then the AGF could seek out another partner. Carlson Group (owner of the Radisson brand) maybe wasn't getting a suitable return on their investment... or simply wanted to cash out the property for other projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KATH2ME View Post
    Also, if Hilton is a Yes for sure, wonder what they will do, as far as renovations, i mean the Radisson just had a udate,, although i feel like Gilligans can use a little sprucing up
    If the Hilton group doesn't provide an appropriate return on investment to the AGF.... then the AGF could seek out another partner. Carlson Group (owner of the Radisson brand) maybe wasn't getting a suitable return on their investment... or simply wanted to cash out the property for other projects.

    I was told by a Radisson employee that Radisson wanted to sell the resort because they could not make a profit. With all of their employees having been with them so many years, their labor costs are so high that there is no way to make it worth their while.

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    I have a number of friends who work at Carlson (headquartered here in Minneapolis.) The Radisson is doing a lot of rebranding with their new upscale line called Radisson Blu and another line called Radisson Red (more artsy). The Radisson in Aruba didn't fit into their future brands and wasn't making enough money to do any rebranding/renovations that were needed.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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