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RUI-when ????

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RUI-when ????

when is the hotel opening up??? any news??

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1. Re: RUI-when ????

I've heard dates ranging anywhere from July '07 to Nov. '07. No set date yet.

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2. Re: RUI-when ????

Has anyone seen the hotel or the progress or lack there of...

i am trying to figure out were to book my sons honeymoon for the end of aug...my dh and i are giving therm this as there present....i would have like this hotel as it is so new....

my other choices are westin, rad, or hyatt...or debating on AI.....we usually stay at rad....any help or suggestions appreciated...

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3. Re: RUI-when ????

Some photos of the construction are posted at the following link:

aruba-travelguide.com/bulletinboard/…

Even if they were to open in July or Aug. this year, I don't think they would be operating at 100% and it would be a "soft opening". Don't think I would want to stay there until they're fully functional and have "gotten the kinks out".

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4. Re: RUI-when ????

Here's a picture from last week...incredible how far they've come.

Insiders are saying they are shooting now for an October 1st opening but its really anyones guess at this point.

www.aruba-bb.com/viewtopic.php…

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5. Re: RUI-when ????

they are taking bookings for aug.. dont know if i should chance it.....its my sons honeymoon....which other hotels would you suggest...........

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6. Re: RUI-when ????

Does it have to be all-inclusive? And do they want a large hotel with alot of amenities, things to do/ walk to, etc?

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he would like to go AI when i go i do not do that...there are too many wondeful other places to eat...but this bieng his first time he is nervous and thinks AI is the way to go....

we have stayed at the raddison and the wyndham(westin)\\\ he would like a balcony and the high rise section...so he can go from hotel to hotel ect..on the boardwalk

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8. Re: RUI-when ????

Then I would suggest the Occidental.

I would be hesitant to book the Riu Palace when it first opens....I have a feeling they're going to be open but not fully functional (that's what happened when the Occidental underwent renovations last year - they opened too early before they were ready.)

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