PALM BEACH – Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank has officially released the resort and property flagged as The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba for sale. During a recent general assembly at the resort, General Manager Richard Roy informed all associates of the sale and confirmed there will be no change in their status as employees of the property.
Currently managed by Starwood (parent company of Westin) and Aruba Hotel Enterprises under a 20-year contract, associates and their jobs will not be directly affected by the sale, as there are fourteen years still remaining on the management contract.
Mr. Roy reminded the associates of the various flags that have marked the resort, beginning with the Concorde, followed by Hilton, then Wyndham, and now Westin. It will be business as usual for associates, and many still working there can attest to navigating the changes throughout the property’s entire history of brands.
“We have a remarkable group of people on our team here, and throughout the years they have been instrumental in building the service and hospitality reputation we have at this resort, whether it was with Concorde, Hilton, Wyndham, or Westin, says Roy, adding, “At the heart of it, the associates are the heart of this place and always will be.”