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Thread: News From LaCabana Beach Resort and Casino

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    News From LaCabana Beach Resort and Casino

    and I add in...yes, the chapel cats are being fed and cared for!

    From Lacabana Management earlier today.

    The government made the following adjustments:
    - Effective April 28th, essential businesses will be allowed to close at 9:00 p.m.
    - New curfew is from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
    - Preparing to open up for some non essential business under the “new normal” standards as follows:
    Level 1: May 4 – 17, 2020: maximum 15 people in the building, including personnel.
    Level 2: May 18 – 31, 2020: maximum 50 people in the building, including personnel.
    Level 2: June 1 – 14, 2020: maximum 125 people in the building, including personnel.
    Level 4: June 15th and on: to be determined.
    The measures implemented by the government remain in place:
    - Border is closed until further notice
    - All non-essential businesses, including schools, remain closed.
    - Social distancing and hygiene rules are strictly enforced.
    - Mandatory shelter-in-place.
    Following the instructions of the government for the mandatory shelter-in-place, operations at La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino continue to be suspended and our offices remain closed.
    However, we continue to rotate team members on a weekly basis who have volunteered to stay on property to take care of the resort. Our gardens look beautiful and cared for. The hallways and the grounds are kept clean. The pool continues to be filtered and our premises are being protected and secured. Rest assured that the property is in good hands and your home-away-from-home is being cared for.
    We also have a skeleton crew in housekeeping and engineering department to accelerate the limited maintenance weeks of the rooms within our abilities, considering the number of people allowed to be on premises.
    We have also started the project of replacing the breezeway doors, the door lock system and WiFi cabling.
    We hope to be able to resume operations soon and we cannot wait to welcome you back.
    However, in order to guarantee everyone's safety and comply with the Ministerial Regulation AB 1989 no.62, we are currently working on the "new norms" guidelines on how we will be able to serve all our visitors without jeopardizing anyone's health: Enhanced Sanitizing and disinfection protocols for all guest rooms and public areas, signage around the resort and the heart of the house, ordering of masks and additional equipment/tools just to name a few… Protective glass will be installed at the check-in pods at the Front Desk, in the Members Lounge and other guest interaction areas. We are also preparing for a soft opening of our Food & Beverage outlets once resort reopens for take outs and room service.
    For the coming months, we will only use one side of the building, being the south side, to accommodate all our incoming members and guests. It will help us to better maintain the sanitation standards during this early state of re-opening and contribute to additional energy savings for that duration. This partial re-opening means that we may need to re-assign your owned room to a comparable one. Furthermore, and because of the enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols which will require more steps and time to execute, we will be introducing a 10:00 a.m. check-out time as a permanent measure from this point on.
    We hope to be able to count on your understanding and cooperation.
    We continue to engage with the entire Team of associates on a daily/weekly basis through online Zoom meetings and updates. The staff is eager to return to work and look forward to seeing you all.
    As many of you may have heard already, we received the sad news that two of our dear long-time owners have passed away: Mrs. Lynda Orofino and Mrs. Theodora Esposito.
    Over the years both Mrs. Orofino and Mrs. Esposito had made many friends in Aruba, both with management and staff as well with other fellow members and will be dearly missed. We offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of our dear friends, Mrs. Lynda Orofino and Mrs. Theodora Esposito. May they rest in peace.
    On a positive note, we know that many of you are asking for an update from one of our team member: Roderick Martis. We are happy to announce that Roderick was recently released from the hospital and will continue his recuperation in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones.
    We will continue to share updates with you as they become available and will be posted on our website: www.lacabana.com
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    and folks in a lacabana FB group are complaining that checkout has gone from noon to 10 am.
    really?
    how stupid and selfish can folks be?
    Lacabana is being proactive and protective and is doing a great job at making a feasible plan.

    I was told by a LaCabana employee that every resort is putting together their "soft opening" plan.
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    We should all be happy that the resorts are thinking about reopening. The pandemic has created unusual challenges and the resorts are doing their best to come up with plans to reopen and keep people safe. The earlier checkout will allow for more thorough cleaning etc.

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    Exactly. The same type of person who complains about the earlier check out is the same type to complain about the unit not being clean enough.

    It’s good to hear an update from the resort.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    We should all be happy that the resorts are thinking about reopening. The pandemic has created unusual challenges and the resorts are doing their best to come up with plans to reopen and keep people safe. The earlier checkout will allow for more thorough cleaning etc.


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    They are going to need the early check out. Who knows what measures will be taken at airport flying back home. So instead of arriving 3 hours before flight, maybe 4 hours will be required.




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    More Info from the management Zoom meeting today: (in no particular order)

    - only 1 guest can be at the front desk reception area for check in.
    - daily maid service will become weekly maid service, and new towels by request only and will be delivered to your room.
    - large groups not to be gathered at pool. 6 foot spacing.
    - chairs, lounges and tables poolside will be cleaned appropriately daily
    - masks and gloves will be worn by all staff at all times
    - masks for guests at own discretion
    - there will be pool monitors to make sure large groups do not gather in the pool and distancing is followed.

    All of this is subject to change as situations change.
    All of this is TENTATIVE.
    Aruba has to open its borders first before any of this can happen.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 05-12-2020 at 10:06 PM.
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