Riu Palace Aruba Kicked Off Carnival Celebrations With Visit To Foundation for Elderly Care

Palm Beach, Aruba (February 10, 2016) – Riu Palace Aruba coordinated a special Pre Carnival celebration at the Foundation for Elderly Care on Friday, February 5.

General Manager Richard Velasco, accompanied by Riu Palace Aruba’s employees, brought cheer to the elderly home, San Pedro Pavilion, which is operated by SABA (Sitchting Algemene Bejaardenzorg Aruba) in Oranjestad. SABA is Aruba’s largest provider of care for the elderly. Within this particular home, there are more than one hundred residents that are being cared for.

Velasco and his staff provided lunch boxes and desserts for all of the elderly, as well as their caretakers. Within the one-story pavilion, built around a patio and garden, residents enjoyed a delicious lunch and a short dance performance provided by Riu Palaces Aruba’s own entertainers.

“We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to visit The Foundation and bring food and treats as well spread some Pre Carnival cheer to these very special people,” said Velasco.  “It was an emotional day for all of us filled with love and joy.”

About RIU Hotels & Resorts: 

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 specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% 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 18 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,268 employees. RIU is currently the world’s 29th 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.