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New Mansion Suites

Postby Bobdesu » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:54 am

Are the new Mansion Suites expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in Mar h 2020?
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby Funallnight » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 am

I believe suites are promised to be ready for New Year. At least our friends are promised that.
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby beachnbaja » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 pm

red88vette wrote:The Mansions are being built behind the SPA area, they tore down the old playmaker's housing. The entrance with be to the left of the Spa. There is no view from them, not sure why they picked the location, then they build the new housing for the playmaker's right in from of the beach with nice balcony views.


Exactly. We just returned and snuck through a little bit of it. We just cannot understand the location at all. Understanding they don't have a ton of ocean view real estate left...these things are going to have to be completely decked out to get people to continue to book them. They are not just without view, they are disconnected a bit from the rest of the resort.
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby El Duderino » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:38 pm

beachnbaja wrote:these things are going to have to be completely decked out to get people to continue to book them. They are not just without view, they are disconnected a bit from the rest of the resort.


Presumably that's the point. We always joke that we'd stay in the janitor's closet and be just fine because we're never in our rooms, but some people definitely prefer that. Every time we've been to Pearl, it's been completely sold out, but we only actually see about 40 or 50 couples in the pool and in the hot tub. There must be a fairly large group of people who like to go to Pearl and stay in their rooms or at the quiet end of the pool.

In that respect, I think the view or lack thereof won't be a big detraction. It's such a small property that a short walk puts you on the beach anyway. I suppose mansion level guests could ask their butlers to carry them down there :lol:
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby buried20kleague » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:20 pm

El Duderino wrote:
beachnbaja wrote:these things are going to have to be completely decked out to get people to continue to book them. They are not just without view, they are disconnected a bit from the rest of the resort.


Presumably that's the point. We always joke that we'd stay in the janitor's closet and be just fine because we're never in our rooms, but some people definitely prefer that. Every time we've been to Pearl, it's been completely sold out, but we only actually see about 40 or 50 couples in the pool and in the hot tub. There must be a fairly large group of people who like to go to Pearl and stay in their rooms or at the quiet end of the pool.

In that respect, I think the view or lack thereof won't be a big detraction. It's such a small property that a short walk puts you on the beach anyway. I suppose mansion level guests could ask their butlers to carry them down there :lol:



Hotels also routinely put a certain number of their rooms on a "refurbishment cycle". Not necessarily because anything gets done to them... But because if you have 10% of your rooms out of commission, it's that much easier to be "sold out". It keeps prices up and keeps stock prices high (on publically traded companies). Not certain that's the case here... But it's very common practice at hotels all over the world. Stands to reason Desire would be the same.
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby werfun » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:07 pm

With the large number of hotels in Waikiki it is not unusual for the hotels to block off whole floors. It keeps the occupy rate up as well as the room rates. Not counting less cleaning and staff needed. As earlier said it is a practice used around the world even if the hotels deny it.
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Re: Mansion Suites

Postby TandD » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:24 am

We just got back and they seem to have finished major work on them. When we checked in on Friday, December 6, there was a bunch of activity going on as we walked past to to to our room - trimming palm fronds, touch-up painting exterior walls, etc.. Either that night or the night after - can't remember - they had some sort of "members dinner" in the dinning room that you can see as you walk the path alongside. As far as I could tell, nobody was actually staying in any of the rooms. I never saw anyone anywhere else inside.

I was kind of surprised at how much you can see in as you walk the path from the lobby to the dive shop. Maybe they will add curtains or something but I would have thought the clients that would go there would prefer to not have the riff-raff walking by able to see what they are having for dinner or them frolicking in the mini-pools (would those people frolic?). Seemed odd to me (not that the whole thing isn't rather odd to me).
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