Some times one sentence say it all and nothing more need be elaborated. Thus is the case with a fire that broke out in the abandoned Bushiri Hotel for the second time. If security guards in Aruba could not guard an abandoned building, imagine would its like for the occupied ones.
“Not even security guards that were put in to guard the place, could prevent breaking ins.”
Amigoe: Sept 21, 2007: Fire in Bushiri Hotel
ORANJESTAD – Fire broke out in the Bushiri Hotel at the L.G. Smith Boulevard, which has been unoccupied for a long time. It were passers-by that noticed the smoke coming from the upper floors and called the fire department and police, who arrived fast and had the fire under control soon. Five rooms had water- and smoke damage.
This is the second time in a short period of time that fire broke out in the much deteriorated building. Not even security guards that were put in to guard the place, could prevent breaking ins. The government doesn’t want to say what the future of the hotel is going to be. Six years of negotiation have up till now not delivered more than a few ‘interested’ investors.