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 Gary Jutz Named General Manager of the
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
ARUBA, May 11, 2006 –  Carlson Hotels Worldwide has appointed Gary Jutz general manager of the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino, which was a recent recipient of the American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond® award for the fifth consecutive year.  He served as general manager of the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio in Honolulu for the past five years before taking the helm at the brand’s flagship property on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach. The Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino is currently developing the $5.2 million Larimar Spa, scheduled to open this September.

“We are proud to bring Gary Jutz, seasoned with such a distinguished background, to the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino, which is the brand’s flagship resort,” states Bjørn Gullaksen, executive vice president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide Managed Hotels & Resorts. “He is recognized as a leader, building strong teams, nurturing the growth of managers and effectively managing luxury properties of the stature of the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino.”   

“The construction of the elegant Larimar Spa at the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino is a part of the resort’s evolution as it continues to secure its position as Aruba’s most luxurious resort,” says Gary Jutz. “I am delighted to assume this leadership role at this world-renowned resort.”  

Jutz is a graduate of Washington State University and has held leadership positions with Radisson Hotels International and other international brands throughout his 30 year career in the hospitality industry. 

Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino is situated on 14 oceanfront acres, featuring the best 1,500 feet of white sandy beach on island.  Brimming with lagoons, waterfalls and manicured gardens, this award-winning property offers 354 well-appointed guestrooms including 30 suites, and captures the essence of Aruban charm. It also features sumptuous cuisine, superior Guest Enrichment program, PADI watersports facility, two pools, access to the Tierra del Sol championship golf course,16,000-square-foot casino and over 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Its 13,000-sq.-ft. oceanfront Larimar Spa is scheduled for completion November 2006.

Radisson Resorts will be opening a second flagship Caribbean property on St. Martin in 2007 as part of an ongoing expansion in the region. New property locations will be announced in the near future.


Francis Purvey
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
Phone: 954-491-7001

Also See: Francis Purvey Named Director of Sales and Marketing for Both Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino and Radisson St. Martin Resort & Spa / January 2006
Carlson Hotels Acquires Full Ownership of the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino from the Aruban Government / Aug 2003


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