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 Post subject: holiday inn
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:03 am 
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Location: pt. pleasant, n.j.
just got back from staying at the holiday inn and heard some rumors that maybe 2 of the 3 towers may be sold to the Hilton group. everyone was real hush hush. the sea tower will still be run by holiday inn. the casino is shutting down for renovation also supposedly(new people taking over). trip report to follow. any feed back


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 Post subject: Re: holiday inn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 am 
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Do you have a date for the Excelsior closing? Can anyone in Aruba verify this and found out when the Excelsior Casino is set to close for renovations?

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 Post subject: Re: holiday inn
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Heard that Holiday Inn is already part of the Hilton chain.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Rumors are still flying that the Holiday Inn has been sold..Does anyone know for sure or are we just hearing rumors as previously reported?

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 Post subject: Re: holiday inn
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:58 pm 
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So far the HI was sold to the Riu, Marriott and now Hilton. Not much options left....

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 Post subject: Re: holiday inn
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Holiday Inn has NOT been sold.

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 Post subject: Re: holiday inn
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:48 pm 
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I think one of the major challenges has been it has the name Holiday Inn. For us in the US the HI is a budget mid to lower hotel.

The Radisson chain here in the US is also like the US HI but what they did in Aruba and in Saint Maartin they broke out and upgraded the properties and the Radisson Aruba became their flagship resort and was until it was sold to the Hilton chain.

My hope is that Aruba HI does what Radisson did and upgrade and make it their flagship resort.

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