Openings - Aruba

Palm Beach - The Occidental Grand Aruba Resort, Aruba's first all-inclusive resort, opened on May 1, 2006. Now featured are 391 deluxe guest rooms and suites (reduced from 402), seven restaurants, and a spa.

- The multi-million dollar renovation, started back in August 2005, continues at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Aruba. So far, the 200-room Aruba Tower received all new bathroom fixtures, lighting, carpeting, upholstry, and bedding; the resort's restaurants have been renamed and remodeled to reflect a marine theme. Renovations are scheduled to continue for the next two years.

- The Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino has slated the opening of its new Larimar Spa for September 2006. It will be the most comprehensive in Aruba, totaling 13,000-sf and featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, nine indoor treatment rooms, five patio gardens, and a full-service salon. Private men and women lounges will be available, complete with a sauna, plunge pools and a steam room.

Oranjestad - Aruba announced its $250 million investment into new and improved facilities to increase its meetings, conventions, and incentives markets. Expansions and renovations include the airport, the Aruba Grand, the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, the Divi Aruba Pheonix Beach Resort, new spas and tourist attractions, as well as a new 10-mile linear park next to the Beatrix International Airport.