Riu Palace Antillas and Riu Palace Aruba participated in a special beach clean up program on Saturday, November 7 as part of the National Coastal Clean Up Campaign. As part of the initiative, the hotels adopted a portion of the beach and its surroundings, stretching from the resorts on Palm Beach to the Amsterdam Manor Resort, located in the heart of Eagle Beach.
Assistant General Manager Vernel Atijera led a crew of energetic hotel employees from both resorts to collect debris from the relatively quiet boulevard nestled between the hotels. Additionally, Riu Palace Antillias and Riu Palace Aruba provided sandwiches and fruit to the hungry volunteers to thank them for their support.
The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association (AHATA) and the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) jointly conduct National Costal Cleaning campaigns several times a year. Volunteer hotels are assigned to a stretch of the main highway and dedicate a few hours of work, as part of their social responsibility. The Riu Palace Antillas and the Riu Palace Aruba hotels earmark resources to the initiative and intend to continue the efforts.
Pictured here are the hotel employees who volunteered their time for this clean up campaign under the guidance of Assistant General Manager Vernel Atijera.
About RIU: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family’s third generation. The company specializes in holiday resorts and over 70 percent of its establishments offer its acclaimed all-inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 19 countries, which welcome over four million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,813 employees. RIU is currently the world’s 30th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean’s most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.