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    Ritz

    I saw in today's Aruba Today that the Ritz Carlton hotel project is back on! Who knows if it will happen but it was re-announced!

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    i do not have an MBA and i am not an economist nor have any degree or paid work experience with hotels/resots

    that being said
    NUTS!

    the tourists are not packing the joints now
    • does anyone think that maybe there is a GLUT of rooms?
    • does anyone think that enough is enough?
    • does anyone think it is not beneficial to have to bring in outside folks to do the construction and be in the employ of the resort?


    i will shut up now. i am only an aruba lover, not a resident and i have no say. just a big mouth.

    andrea


    • Quote Originally Posted by tds-ken View Post
      I saw in today's Aruba Today that the Ritz Carlton hotel project is back on! Who knows if it will happen but it was re-announced!

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    Well said, Andrea! There is such a thing as "over-kill," and, perhaps, with the economy the way it is now; the lack of tourist "over-kill" would be an appropriate phrase. That being said, a MBA or being an economist or having a degree in hotel/resort management, etc., would not be necessary to analyze what is happening.

    Just a thought.

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    The Ritz project was nixed a few years ago because of the outrage that the windsurfers would lose their wind. Then there was a proposed project by some Arubians that had it a low hotel that wouldn't block the wind.

    I wonder if the wind issue is being considered when designing the hotel and what will happen this time.

    I love watching the wind surfers!!!

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    I put a copy of the Bon Dia article on my blog. It's under the Aruba News Direct category. Who knows if this will actually be built. They're talking about 360 million florin and building it in the area of the Hadicurai/Basi Ruti.

    Never know, maybe someday they'll build a hotel in Savaneta and then nothing will be left.

    Whatever.

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    "they paved paradise and put up a ..........."

    omgosh who wrote and performed that!?

    andrea

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    Looks like you're not alone...
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    Ritz Carlton mester bin Aruba aunke turismo ta cay
    RAINBOW WARRIORS CU BOYCOT INTERNACIONAL CONTRA RITZ CARLTON
    *Accion straño di Gobierno por provoca boycot Marriott
    *Marisol mester splica kico tin den e asunto aki
    ORANJESTAD (AAN) — Mientras turismo di Aruba ta bini abao y hasta mester a hinca 10 Miyon di placa di Plant den un plan pa trata di atrae turista pa Aruba, Gobierno den un acto sorprendente ayera a reuni cu Marriott pa firma un contrato pa construccion di Ritz Carlton, manera DIARIO a anuncia for di Dialuna. E acto aki ta haltamente cuestiona den circulonan hotelero, cu sa cu na e momento aki mester di consolidacion di turismo.
    Uno di e preguntanan grandi cu ta haci den mundo di turismo e dianan aki ta, kico a pasa cu diripiente Ritz Carlton a bolbe subi tereno. Aña pasa tabata tin un incidente serio den seno di Conseho di ministronan encuanto e tereno caminda Ritz Carlton lo a aparece. E tereno aki lo mester a bay pa un financiador di MEP.
    A surgi problemanan serio den seno di Gobierno, loke a haci cu hasta tabata tin menaza cu “tur hende lo por a bay cera”. Esaki tabata e tabla di Marisol ora Thijsen kier a actua contra Marisol den Conseho di ministronan. E asunto nunca a haya aclareaccion.
    Awor cu turismo ta den un crisis, diripiente e proyecto Ritz Carlton ta bini. Un acto sorprendente, special pa e grupo Rainbow Warriors cu den pasado a adverti Marriott y Ritz Carlton cu e lo actua cu un boycot internacional contra propiedadnan selecta di Ritz Carlton rond mundo.
    Ayeranochi un comunicado a mira luz di Rainbow Warriors, cu a anuncia cu nan ta contempla un boycot internacional contra Marriot tambe.
    Dialuna otro grupo di ciudadano cu ta observa proyectonan straño, a publica un advertencia na Marriott den DIARIO, cu ta sigui investiga e caso aki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    "they paved paradise and put up a ..........."

    omgosh who wrote and performed that!?

    andrea

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    considering that the ritz is owned by marriott and the fact that marriott already has 4 properties on the island.....i find this incredulous. however, on my first trip to aruba, i did find it surprising that the island did not have a luxury resort. perhaps it's because the room prices were already heavily inflated compared to other areas. can you imagine what they would charge for a room at the ritz when a room at the stellaris starts at 400 for no view and 600+ for ocean/pool view during the high season?

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    that's so sad to hear...one of my favourite things to do with my wife over our last 10 years visting the island has been walking to the fisherman huts and go for a quick dip and then dry off watching the wind/kite surfers....in the near future we'll be tripping over beach chairs....glad I've had this many years of those peaceful walks..can't believe we'll be eventually be saying..."I remember when....."

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