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    Interresting....... the Grande Dame is, of course, the Radisson... which was designed by Morris Lapidus in 1955. There were rumors some months ago that the Radisson was being sold.... it would be great if this hotel did end up in Aruban hands. I anxious to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Interresting....... the Grande Dame is, of course, the Radisson... which was designed by Morris Lapidus in 1955. There were rumors some months ago that the Radisson was being sold.... it would be great if this hotel did end up in Aruban hands. I anxious to learn more.

    Thanks for the clarification. Sad that the reporter didn't think to mention the actual name of the hotel she was writing about. I'd neve heard of it's being referred to with that "title".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Thanks for the clarification. Sad that the reporter didn't think to mention the actual name of the hotel she was writing about. I'd neve heard of it's being referred to with that "title".

    "Grand hotel" and "grande dame hotel" refer to the same thing, in masculine and feminine terms. In a word, a grand or grande dame hotel is an institution, the most important hotel in town.
    Found that here..... http://luxurytravel.about.com/od/hot...and-Hotels.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post

    "Grand hotel" and "grande dame hotel" refer to the same thing, in masculine and feminine terms. In a word, a grand or grande dame hotel is an institution, the most important hotel in town.
    Found that here..... http://luxurytravel.about.com/od/hot...and-Hotels.htm
    I understood the implications of the title "Grande Dame". I just didn't know which hotel it referred to. In 15 trips to Aruba, I've never heard that reference.

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    Perhaps a Rona thing? This reference http://batibleki.visitaruba.com/2011...rs-conclusion/ was in 2011.

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    She was certainly complimentary of the "handsome waiter". LOL

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    So does this mean RIU is not buying the Radisson?

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    i think we just have to wait and see.
    rona's sources are usually terrific.
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa View Post
    So does this mean RIU is not buying the Radisson?

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    Is this article saying the Aruban govmt will the the owners of Radisson?

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