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Imeldahof Thanks Bucuti & Tara’s Guests That Pack For a Purpose
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 19 juli 2019 17:17

As a gesture of thanks to Bucuti & Tara‘s guests for their support over many years, Imeldahof management, represented by Jennyree Bovea and Nathalia Hernandez, gifted a painting.

The painting was created by one of the seven Roman Catholic Sisters of Bethani, Sister Lidwina van der Putte who in 1954 founded children’s home ‘Imeldahof’. Sister Lidwina was active in producing many pieces of art and the murals at the home. Together with the Children of the home, local artist Jean Vieira restored the original color to the 65-year-old painting to reveal its vibrance.

Pack for a Purpose is an international organization whose mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.
The Pack for a Purpose organization started with a former teacher and her visit to Africa. Rebecca Rothney saw the need for support of local school children in schools and returned on her next visit with a suitcase filled with supplies. Since 2010, the organization has taken over 141,103 kilos of supplies to children in need in over 60 countries.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose since August 2015 and in 2018 alone, delivered 423 kilos of donated items brought by guests in their suitcases.

“We will proudly hang this painting in the Resorts’ hallway, where all guests can see this gesture of gratitude for their efforts. At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort we are merely facilitators to this great initiative�, says Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Our guests deserve all the credit as they are buying supplies and gifting them to the Children of Imeldahof�.

Table with delivered supplies at Children’s home Imeldahof
Resort guests with their packed supplies to gift to Imeldahof.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Island Hospitality: 1959 – 2019
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 18 juli 2019 09:53

Aruba’s first luxury hotel will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Long before becoming the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, the iconic hotel was originally named Aruba Caribbean Hotel, and was the first luxury resort on the Caribbean Dutch island of Aruba. The hotel officially opened its doors in 1959 and paved the way for tourism on the island.

For many years, the Lago Oil Refinery was the main source of employment for the island. However, due to automation in the 1950s, many employees lost their jobs. To boost the economy, a new industry was required, and the government proposed the most feasible choice – tourism.

To commemorate its 60th anniversary, and to celebrate the hotel’s breakthrough as the pioneer in Aruba’s luxury hospitality industry, the resort invites guests and locals to join 60 days of celebration together with family and friends, with a series of promotions, including special local room rates, celebration menus across local-favorite restaurants such as Laguna and Sunset Grille, and eforea spa specials.

Locals and guests can also share their memorable moments at Aruba Caribbean Hotel through a photo contest activity that will be launched on social media on Thursday, July 18. Carrying the theme of iconic legacy, participants can submit their unforgettable memories for a chance to win great prizes.

The 60 days of celebration are also about giving back. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Team Members and leaders at the resort will be restoring a basketball court in the De Vuyst neighborhood in San Nicolas.

Nicknamed the “Grand Dame,� the resort was designed by one of America’s most famous hotel architect, Morris Lapidus, who also designed landmark hotels such as the Fountain blue, the Eden Roc and the Americana. Of the 276 hotels designed by Morris Lapidus, his design of the first large hotel in Aruba is considered one of his best.

When it opened its doors in 1959, it quickly became a favorite getaway for world-famous jet-setters. Some of the resort guests over the years included, members of the Dutch Royal family, renowned actresses, singers, songwriters and more, from Queen Beatrix of the Netherland to King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margriet van Vollenhoven, famous singers such as Harry Belafonte and George Benson, and other celebrity entertainers including Elizabeth Taylor, Eddy Fisher, Jack Benny, Arthur Godfrey, Xavier Cugat, Abbe Lane, Jan Peerce, Liberace, Natalie Wood, Bob Hope, Roger Moore and Tony Martin.

Guests of the resort can witness the resort’s celebrated legacy in vintage photographs throughout the property, as a reminder of past decades, hung on walls from the lobby to the hallways and rooms, preserving the nostalgia yet pairing it with the latest technology, placing great value on innovation, and ushering its special brand of hospitality into the future.

Throughout the year, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, will continue to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, with a series of events, activities and surprises for travelers and locals alike.

Celebrated Legacy

Aruba’s Signature Vacation Cocktail

Did you know that Aruba’s most popular drink was invented at the Aruba Caribbean Hotel?

Every single bartender on the island agrees that the Aruba Ariba was created at the Aruba Caribbean Resort, on July 1st, 1963. Juan “Jocky� Tromp, the creator of the Aruba Ariba originally called it, the Ariba Aruba. During a mixology contest, Jocky prepared a special drink recipe which stood out among the rest as the best.

That original recipe included vodka, and 151 rum, laced with Crème de Banana and flavored with fruit juices. The infusion of orange, cranberry and pineapple juices lend the drink its friendly appeal while the distinctive liquor adds punch. The cherry grenadine syrup, or the Triple Sec are popular alternative options, the Maraschino cherry on top, a must.

The Aruba Ariba cocktail has been the signature cocktail at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, since then. Many visitors solicit the recipe and recreate it at home, bringing back fond memories of vacations in the sun.

The Iconic Wall of Fame at Sunset Grille

On the culinary front, the Sunset Grille, the resort’s signature restaurant is the only resort restaurant in Aruba with extensive outdoor seating, hanging over exotic waterfalls and overlooking the Palm Beach tree-tops.
In 2019, the steakhouse commissioned an impressive wall of original caricatures honoring the influential movers and shakers of the Aruba hospitality scene, and people who played and keep playing a significant role in society, including government officials, entrepreneurs, and hospitality pioneers. The art project reprised a previous Wall of Fame in an extended format and anchored the restaurant in Aruba’s business landscape, commemorating its noteworthy people and their achievements and contributions. Aruba’s A-listers draw a good number of people who come to the Sunset Grille to admire the work and snap souvenir pictures.

Honoring Aruba’s Tourism Pioneer

Oscar’s Market in the lobby of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino offers a new type of experience that redesigned the lobby as a lively social hub for networking, snacking and connecting.
The name Oscar’s Market occupies a special place of honor in the heart of the resort, as it is a form of recognition for the life’s work of Aruban Tourism Pioneer, Oscar Henriquez. Oscar Henriquez was among those who conceived the luxury high rise hotel on Palm Beach, as Aruba’s first Commissioner of Finance, Economic Affairs, and Tourism in 1955. At the time, he was the key decision-maker in the planning of the resort, which preceded the introduction of tourism to the island.
Oscar Henriquez was also President of the government-sponsored company, ARUVEN, responsible for the planning and financing of the island’s first five-star luxury hotel, the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, now Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

The Aruba Growth Fund

The Aruba Growth Fund is the first Aruban private equity fund. It received its initial funding from the main Aruban pension funds and several reputable private companies. The Aruba Growth Fund bought the property in 2015 and branded it as a Hilton.

In December 2016, at the reopening ceremony of the resort, which was held in the newly renovated lobby, owners’ representative Rene Kan, shared his vision. Mr. Kan stated he was very excited about the future of the hotel. He saw it as the number one travel destination on Aruba. He saw a place where teammates come to work and leave each day with smiles on their faces and a hotel whose place in history cannot be forgotten but whose future is an integral part of his island-home. He thanked everyone who put their trust in the ownership team, and vowed to work together to create a beautiful experience for anyone who visits the resort and the fantastic island of Aruba. His vision still stands.

It’s been more than four years since Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide announced the expansion of its global presence to also include the 357-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, on the lovely 15-acre beachfront oasis on Palm Beach, Aruba.

Today, the company is proud to say that Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is one of the most successful Hiltons in the world, and one with the highest occupancy rates in the chain.

Early in the year, the resort won the coveted “Hotel of the Year,� title, coming in first among the chain’s full-service properties of its size, operating between 351 to 750 rooms, in the Americas. The honor was bestowed on the resort during the Hilton Leadership Conference in Orlando, acknowledging accomplishments in exceeding guest expectations and meeting financial goals.

Most importantly, the resort is the only one on the island where team members are shareholders, by virtue of their pensions, invested and bearing fruit, in the upscale resort in a prime location on picturesque white sand beaches, welcoming travelers for six decades into a popular resort destination.

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Hilton Appoints Vasco Baselli as General Manager of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 16 juli 2019 11:39

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the appointment of Vasco Baselli as general manager of the 357-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. Baselli
most recently served as general manager of the Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, where he oversaw the operation of this more than 200-room hotel, 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and more than 200 team members.
Originally from Germany, Baselli is a more than 30-year hospitality industry veteran who started his career as a Line Cook Apprentice at the Inter-Continental Hotel Düsseldorf hotel in Germany.

Over the course of more than three decades, Baselli developed his skills within the hospitality industry. His first 17 years focused on food and beverage operations at hotels in Germany, Venezuela, Malaysia, while the latter 10+ years saw Baselli acting in general manager and area manager roles across Ecuador and Peru. Most recently at Hilton Lima Miraflores, Baselli led the hotel successfully to receive numerous awards within Hilton in the Americas including 2018 Hotel of the Year (under 349 rooms), 2018 Award of Excellence and more.Individually, Baselli received Hilton’s highest honors as the 2018 Leader of the Year(under 349 rooms) in the Americas region.

Baselli brings an exceptional operations and food and beverage background, as well as a proven track record for driving guest and team member engagement, while ensuring positive, proactive owner relations.
Given his proven leadership roles, he is excited about the new destination and ready to take on the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino during its 60th anniversary year.

Photo by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

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Head Chefs of Massimo Bottura at Aruba Marriott for a Three Michelin Star Event
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 11 juli 2019 12:28

On Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino will be hosting an exclusive three-Michelin star event featuring two of Massimo Bottura’s top chefs; Taka Kondo and his wife Karime Lopez.

Chef Taka Kondo is Massimo Bottura’s sous chef at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, also named #1 Restaurant in the World in 2018 by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna list. He was born in Tokyo and fell in love with Osteria Francescana during a visit in 2005, and in return, famed Chef Massimo Bottura gave him a job. Taka Kondo became pastry chef in 2010, then in 2015 was promoted to sous chef and has contributed to some of the restaurant’s most inventive plates, such as “Oops, I dropped the lemon tart.�

Chef Taka Kondo

Chef Karime López is head chef of Massimo Bottura at Gucci Osteria in Florence, Italy, and has recently been awarded by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna for Best Chef of the Identity Golose Guide 2019. She was born in Mexico and introduced to the culinary world from early on by her father’s family, who owns restaurants in Mexico. Karime López has worked at many prestigious restaurants around the world including the renowned Can Fabes, Mugaritz, Pujol, RyuGin and Central.

Chef Karime Lopez

Visitors and the Aruba community will have the culinary experience of a lifetime when Chef Taka Kondo and his wife Chef Karime Lopez present an “Author’s Cuisine� during this exclusive two-night event at La Vista. Reserve your seat today to indulge in innovative dishes combined with unique combination of flavors, for this “Master Series Event� at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

About Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino:

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts 414 guestrooms — the most spacious on the island — each with large, private balconies overlooking lush landscape and the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. On property, seven restaurants and cafes provide fare from light to elegant, while the largest casino in Aruba, a 6,500 square-foot spa, free-form swimming pool, the H2Oasis adults-only pool and high-energy health club offer entertaining diversions.

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Bucuti & Tara Aruba Beach Resort Delivers Encore Performance for National Energy Globe Award
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 09 juli 2019 12:02

For the second straight year, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has earned the distinction of being the National Energy Globe winner of Aruba. The Eagle Beach resort is recognized for being the first hotel in the Caribbean to achieve carbon neutrality.

The Energy Globe Foundation is located in Austria. Founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann, the Energy Globe Awards are one of today’s most prestigious environmental accolades. This year, 187 countries submitted more than 2000 projects for consideration, far outpacing the annual average of 800 projects in years past.

In 2018, Bucuti & Tara won the National Energy Globe Award for Aruba. Since award submissions are submitted the year prior, the resort was on the cusp of becoming carbon neutral. A brief synopsis on the Energy Globe website shares a glimpse of the heavily documented achievement of finally reaching carbon neutrality.

As the National Energy Globe Award recipient, Bucuti & Tara is now a contender for the World Energy Globe Award set to be announced later this year.

“We express our warmest congratulations to you and are looking forward to more projects in such a high quality that help our earth to remain livable,� shared Wolfgang Neumann, founder of the Energy Globe Foundation.

In the spirit of sharing key learnings and sustainability best practices, Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara has been busy presenting with audiences on-island and internationally. From June 23-26, Biemans was asked to be an expert speaker at the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit in Mexico. The event brings together world leaders in the tourism sector, tourism entrepreneurs, officials from the Mexican and World Tourism Secretariats, sustainability directors of industry companies, researchers, social entrepreneurs and digital influencers, to discuss and share experiences to address current and future tourism challenges.

Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort and noted environmentalist, giving a recent presentation at the 2019 Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit in Mexico.

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Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami kicks off new Spay & Neuter Program 2019-2020
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 08 juli 2019 14:37

Reorganized as a foundation, the board of Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami announces the kick-off of its new spay and neuter program for July 2019 – June 2020. This program was initiated, and mainly sponsored, by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, supported by Aruba Tourism Authority and Aruba Tourism Enhancement Fund. The program offered subsidized and fully paid spay and neuter operations for rescue organizations and individual pet owners and enabled sterilization of roughly 11,000 local dogs and cats between 2016 – 2018.

Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami intends to reduce the population of dogs and cats by means of spay & neutering on Aruba, offering subsidized surgeries to all. The prices are approximately 50% of the normal costs of a spay or neuter surgery. The costs for surgery in 2019 is: Female dog: Afl 150, Male Dog Afl 85, Female Cat 80, Male Cat Afl 35. A microchip and placement of the chip, and simple HTC blood test are included in the price. Dogs and cats need to be registered online at: and need to be at least 6 months to do the surgery.

Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami works closely together with the rescue foundations, all veterinarians, and the “National Plan� (Problematica Kill cage, ley di cacho y cacho riba caya), introduced by Dr. Irene Croes & Dr. Dellanire Maduro.

“Our goal is to eliminate the suffering of dogs and cats, improve the quality of life for our local residents and to improve the image of our island in the eyes of our visitors�, says Ewald Biemans, Chairman of the board of Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami. “Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort will match contributed funds Florin to Florin, up to AWG 300,000 for this coming year.� “We aim to raise at least a total of AWG 600,000 to be able to sterilize 5000-6000 dogs and cats within a year and to be able to continue with the plan into the future, as long as it is needed�, adds Biemans. The Aruba Product Enhancement Fund pledged a contribution of Afl 125,000, and an anonymous sponsor Afl 100,000, towards the spay & neuter program for the year of 2019.

The board of directors of Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami consists of:
Ewald Biemans – Chairman of the board
Rik van der Berg – Vice Chairman
Emile de Cuba Jr. – Treasurer
Suzanne van Grinsven – Secretary
Louella Brezovar – Director at Large
Yesenia Arends – Director at Large

List of participating veterinarians:
Animal Care Clinic
Animal Health Veterinary Hospital
Contreras Veterinary Services
Veterinary Clinics Aruba

Please visit: for more information

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Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort Wraps Up the 4th Annual Aloe Wellness Month
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
woensdag 03 juli 2019 17:31

Guests staying at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino enjoyed a distinct and delightful Wellness Program in June, in support of the island’s 4th annual Aloe Wellness Month.

Created by the Aruba Tourism Authority, the Aloe Wellness Month aims at highlighting the island’s special relationship to the Aloe plant, with particular emphasis on the many different wellness activities available on our One Happy Island.

The program at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino supported the Aruba Tourism Authority initiative, with the goal of helping visitors focus on their well being while on vacation, relaxing and revitalizing their body, mind and soul connections.

The Wellness Month activities featured a menu of carefully curated free-of-charge activities ranging from SUP yoga, mixology classes, Hatha flow yoga, and cooking demos with the Chef, around the resorts’ pools, in the restaurants, and on the beach.

Daily bird interactions, paddle boarding, meditation, mini chair massages by eforea spa, cycling tours, and pool aerobics, spurred many guests into action, and families traveling with kids could participate in beach volleyball, family football, and archery, in addition to the activities organized by the on-site dive center.

The resort’s oceanfront eforea spa, with eight treatment rooms, an outdoor cabana for couples, a full service salon, steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool, promoted a collection of rejuvenating spa treatments, including a weekly DIY Aloe scrub class.

As a special feature, mid-month, renowned yoga practitioner Georgette Dunn was in residence at the resort, conducting a number of her signature, joyful and surprising sessions. Dunn hosted a candle light yoga session one evening, chased by a fun and challenging SUP yoga, the following day. Paying homage to the islands’ fondness of happy hour, she invited guests to experience a unique Sip & flow Yoga session, adults only, and included all ages for Family Yoga, the following day.

Holistic health coach and celebrity yoga instructor Koya Webb, visited the resort on the third week of June. The internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model, hosted Sunrise Yoga, attended by a great number of local followers, who mingled with guests for a much-enjoyed hour, accompanied by a light and healthy breakfast on the lushly landscaped Miramar-south lawn. Koya’s Sunset Yoga and a guided meditation session proved equally popular.

Additional wellness-focused classes included a weekly cooking demo with the Executive Chef at the Sunset Grille Restaurant. Chef prepared a repertory of healthy, low-calorie salads, in addition to local favorites such as Aruban Pan Bati made with indigenous wild corn, and local grouper with mango fruit salsa.

The Happy & Healthy Mira Solo Lobby Bar was a crowd-pleaser every Monday of the month.

Wellness Month at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino was dedicated to the importance of living well. The program raised awareness for physical exercise, beauty treatments, healthy life-styles, balanced nutrition, and mindfulness, and will return with many more exciting features in June next year.

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Hilton Aruba Celebrates the Aruba Ariba’s 56th Anniversary
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 01 juli 2019 14:14

Every single bartender on the island agrees that the Aruba Ariba was created at the Aruba Caribbean Resort, now the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, on July 1st, 1963.

During a mixology contest held at the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, Juan “Jocky� Tromp, the creator of the Aruba Ariba was one of the participants, and his special drink recipe stood out from among the rest, as the best.

The recipe? It often varies, but the original one, created 56 years ago included vodka and white rum, laced with Crème de Banana, flavored with Grand Marnier, fruit punch, lemon-, pineapple-, orange juice and grenadine syrup.

The Maraschino cherry on top accounts for the cocktail’s friendly appeal. It is both refreshing and delicious, but drinkers beware, it carries a punch!

Juan “Jocky� Tromp, was twenty-four years old at the time and worked as the Bar Manager at the resort’s Bali Bar. He distinctly remembers the day and the moment the Aruba Ariba cocktail was born.

It was originally named the “Ariba Aruba�, and Tromp, now a nearing-retirement taxi driver, still treasures his original recipe on a piece of paper with all ingredients listed.

Nowadays the drink is most commonly known as the “Aruba Ariba�, and is the island’s signature vacation cocktail, celebrated at the resort each year on July 1st.

During the week leading up to July 1st, Hilton Aruba will be hosting mixology classes at Mira Solo Lobby Bar, and offering dollar to florin specials on Aruba Aribas to locals at all of the resort’s F&B outlets, in addition to BOGO deals on the closely related cousin-cocktail, The Aruba Tini, at the Sunset Grille restaurant.

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Wind Creek Hospitality and Renaissance Resort Host the 3rd Edition of Long Table Aruba
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 24 juni 2019 15:21

A magical evening ends with a donation of $30,000 – Wind Creek Hospitality and Renaissance Aruba giving back to the community during the third edition of ‘Long Table’ Aruba!

Wind Creek Hospitality together with Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino exceeded all expectations with the third edition of ‘Long Table’, as the culinary event was completely sold out months before date. For just one night the team members of Renaissance Aruba served dinner at the longest table on the island. The table covered a large part of the L.G. Smith Boulevard accommodating 1,000 people. This year all proceeds of the event went to one charity: Pasadia Infantil Te Aworo

$30.000 to Pasadia Infantil Te Aworo

Pasadia Infantil Te Aworo is a daycare for children between the ages of 0-4 that was founded in 1962 in San Nicolaas under the name of Mgr. A. van der Veen Zeppenfeldt Foundation. The capacity at the daycare is for 150 children, but due to its bad condition and urgent repair needs, they have currently only 39 children under their care. The plan is to get in full operation once the repairs are completed so that they can keep taking care and educating the children of Aruba, especially from San Nicolaas. The community contributed to this good cause by buying a ticket for 30 dollars. All 1,000 attendees enjoyed a three course dinner accompanied by two glasses of wine. The Renaissance Aruba culinary team spearheaded by Executive Chef Sebastian Cechet, once again did a fantastic job! At the end of the evening a donation for the amount of $30,000 was handed over by Mr. Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and Mr. Glenbert Croes, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor to Mrs. Sheirla Pietersz- Cilie, Director of Pasadia Infantil Te Aworo. The General Manager of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Mr. Paul Gielen, expressed his delight for being able to do this for the Aruban community. “This event fits perfectly within the philosophy of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, which is now part of Wind Creek Hospitality; to give back to the community and contribute to the positive development of our people. I would like to thank all team members who have worked hard to make another edition of Long Table Aruba a success. I would also like to thank everyone who bought a ticket so that we could raise funds for Te Aworo this year. We hope to be able to count on you again next year!”

The moment that director Mrs. Sheirla Pietersz- Cilie of Pasadia Infantil Te Aworo received the $30.000 donation from the hands of Mr. Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and Mr. Glenbert Croes, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor . Congratulations!

Thank you!

Renaissance Aruba received the cooperation from the authorities to close L.G. Smith Boulevard and set up the elegant white table just in front of Marina Hotel. Around 10:30pm the boulevard was opened again to traffic. The music was provided by Bambu Band and DJ Golden. Erin Croes, the director of Magic 96.5FM, was once again the MC for the night. An event such as ‘Long Table’ Aruba, would not have been possible without a few sponsors that gave their help and support to this beautiful project. Wind Creek Hospitality together with Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino would like to thank its team members, Caribbean Overseas and Tropical Bottling Company. Also a big thank you to High Performance and Express Events & Party Rentals. Others that gave their support are Andmar, Aqua Panna & S. Pellegrino, ARTN Photography, Aruba Laundry, ASD Aruba Supplies & Distribution, Bite! Communications, EcoTech, Elite Productions, Fantastic Gardens, Flora Market, New York Laundry, Scaff-Pro, The Greatest Inter Employment Agency, Thunder N Lightning, Vanquez Corporation, Wolff Independents and Zen Designs. For pictures of this successful culinary event please visit

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Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Welcomes Fitness Star Kelly Brabants
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 21 juni 2019 10:32

This past weekend, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives welcomed fitness star Kelly Brabants at the properties’ brand new fitness center, recently named one of the 7 Best Hotel Gyms in the World by Forbes, the only gym in the Caribbean that’s included. Kelly is one of Boston’s most sought-after fitness instructors and personal trainers as well as founder and face of the fitness and fashion brand, Booty by Brabants. Guests and staff of varying ages and fitness levels participated in the high-intensity 50-minute workout, followed by a private meet & greet with Kelly downstairs in the brand-new Beach Bar.

For anyone looking for a last-minute escape, there’s still time to book the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba’s special Health & Fitness Package for a getaway during Aruba Wellness month this June. The package features discounted nightly rates at both properties, starting at $185 per person at the Divi Aruba or at $175 per person at the Tamarijn Aruba. The special promotion is available for stays now through June 30 with booking code WELLNESS19 and includes daily fitness classes ranging from Hatha yoga in the garden to Zumba, aqua-exercise, yoga, Pilates and even a salsa clinic. Plus, guests who treat themselves to a visit to the onsite Indulgence by the Sea spa will receive 20% off the Pure Aloe Menu.For more details, visit or

“As more and more people are choosing to maintain their fitness routines while on vacation, we wanted to offer guests an extra incentive to focus on their personal mind and body wellness while simultaneously enjoying rest and relaxation,'” said Aracely Sansone, Vice President of Marketing for the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives. “Our all-inclusive properties have the ideal facilities for wellness travelers including a brand-new fitness center that is already being recognized as one of the best in the world. We offer daily classes and the opportunity to take a special class with Kelly provided additional value and fun for guests staying at the Divi & Tamarijn.”

Kelly Brabants is one of Boston’s most sought-after fitness instructors and personal trainers as well as founder and face of the fitness and fashion brand, Booty by Brabants. Kelly has a genuine, burning passion for instilling confidence in women through her brand’s core message of self-love. Her thoughtfully designed workout welcomes women of all fitness levels who are willing to give their all and let loose during a high-intensity, cardio-based, booty-shaping workout spanning 50 minutes. A business that started with a fitness class and Kelly selling leggings out of a suitcase, Booty by Brabants has now put more than 70,000 pieces into the market, selling the innovative, fashion-forward athleisure wear across the United States as well as to 18 countries around the world.

In addition to the 30-foot rock climbing wall on the beach just outside the facility, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba’s brand-new Fitness Center features a wide variety of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength equipment indoors. Cardiovascular equipment includes 12 bikes (6 upright and 6 recumbent), 12 treadmills and 7 ellipticals all with USB ports. Strength training apparatuses include a full range of machines from rows to presses, with panoramic ocean views from all. There are also 10 55-inch flat screen TVs and background music. Hours of operation are from 6:30am to 7:30pm daily and a personal trainer is on hand every Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 am – 7:30 pm.

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