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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Question Why is the Radisson "by tradition" the Home Away from Home

    With resorts such as the Marriott, Hyatt and Radisson to choose from,
    I am curious as to why the Royal family chooses to stay at the Radisson?
    Why is it singled out as their hotel of choice?

    "Radisson bids farewell to Dutch Royals
    Local News
    Thursday, 30 July 2009
    PALM BEACH -- Visiting Dutch Royal Princess Margriet Francisca of the Nederland and her husband Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven, bid farewell to the Radisson Aruba Resort Spa & Casino. The resort is by tradition the home-away-from-home for the Royal Dutch family and in the past on several occasions Queen Beatrix of the Nederland, crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his beautiful Argentinean-born wife, Princess Maxima, and other members of the royal family as well as members of the Dutch government cabinet enjoyed the Radissonís genuine brand of hospitality.

    The royals were on the island on an official visit, they were escorted by a large Dutch delegation, and as they were checking out of their hotel the Princess gave a gift to Lily Polsbroek, Senior Sales Manager, in appreciation of the excellent service they received while her husband gave ďthumbs upĒ to Chef Martin Smeets, who prepared all royal meals during the five-day stay, together with the resortís culinary team.

    Also in the lobby to bid the Princess farewell the islandís governor who walked her out to her car, where she personally thanked General Manager Gary Jutz for all the attention she received and enjoyed, as the resort managers and associates lined up to wave her goodbye "

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    Senior Member Jarubian's Avatar
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    As a conversation peace, I found the staff at the Radisson a lot more friendly, and the rooms to me are a bit bigger than the Hyatt.
    The Hyatt and Marriott the staff has been a bit stiff.

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