-- Occidental Hotels, whose three brands include Allegro Resorts,
issued a statement regarding its Aruba property, which has been
mentioned frequently in the coverage of the Alabama student,
Natalee Holloway, missing on the island since May 30.
The 417-room Allegro
Aruba closed May 1 for a $22 million conversion into the Aruba
Grand and will reopen in December.
The two men arrested
June 5 were not employees of the hotel, according to an Occidental
spokesman. It is possible that the two individuals in question
worked for the security company hired by the construction firm to
provide security for the site, he said.
tourism officials confirmed that the Aruba Certified Experts (ACE)
2005 annual convention is taking place on the island as scheduled
from June 9 to 13, hosted by the Aruba Tourism Authority and the
Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association.
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