Ritz-Carlton Resort Reopens in Aruba

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Another major Caribbean resort has reopened as the region’s tourism sector continues its relaunch: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which began welcoming guests again this week.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba joins two other Ritz-Carlton resorts in the Caribbean that have reopened, along with the Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas and Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico is officially reopening for tourism next week).

The relaunch of Aruba’s top luxury resort comes as the destination just reopened its borders to tourists from America, part of a multi-phased reopening that began last month.

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“The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba are honored to welcome our valued guests back to our wonderful island,” Steven Redkoles, Area General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, told Caribbean Journal. “An inspiring journey awaits our guests and we are committed to serve them in a safe and comfortable environment where they can discover reimagined luxury.”

The Palm Beach-area property has made some changes, including newly-recrafted menus, the addition of carry-out options at restaurants, and a reopened casino that is now the “premier non-smoking casino in Aruba”

The property has a total of 320 guest rooms and suites, the aforementioned 24-hour casino, a club lounge and a spa with 13 treatment rooms and six eateries.

Those eateries include the signature BLT Steak, and Casa Nonna, the first Aruba outpost of the renowned New York Italian restaurant.

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The resort has relaunched under parent company Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean,” a comprehensive series of measures that impact every facet of the guest experience, from social distancing in public spaces to the use of new cleaning technologies.

Aruba has reopened for travelers with a series of health and safety protocols ranging from required proof of negative COVID results prior to arrival to the purchase of a special “Aruba Travel Insurance.”

You can find more on Aruba’s protocols here.

For more, visit the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.

— CJ