I own week 52 at The Aruban (purchased 2 years ago from the new owners KL Development) as well as owning 2 weeks in March since 1997.
I tried writing to both of the email addresses published on The Aruban website. Both messages bounced immediately with delivery failure notices.
I wrote to ATA and received a boilerplate response including:
Yeah, well, The Aruban has already acknowledged their server is shut down and the temporary email addresses didn't work for me - I had already copied them on my email to ATA.We will forward your message to a contact person at the Aruban Resort attn: Mrs. Jenifer Rodgers. Mrs. Rodgers could provide further details of the resort. Unfortunately, we do not have any means to provide internal issues of the resort. We appreciate your understanding.
I'm not a big fan of stress and worry at the holiday season; there is enough to do without laying awake nights wondering if the property will be open, staffed, and with functioning utilities. I've made other accommodation arrangements and I really scrambled because week 52 is a "sold out" week at all timeshares and hotels and most resorts and private rentals have been booked long ago for those dates.
Trust me - there is VERY little availability on the island so anyone who just shows up without first verifying that The Aruban is open for business could have a very tough time indeed finding alternate accommodation at any price.
I've always enjoyed the Christmas story but have no desire to personally re-enact it, with no room at the Inn and going door to door looking for a stable (garage?) and manger (sleeping bag on the beach?) ....
Hopefully there will be resolution to this but sometimes things don't go quite as quickly as we would like and for me at this busy time of year, crossing my fingers or wishin' and hopin' and dreamin' are not useful tools for a good night's sleep.