Question about Group Takeovers

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Question about Group Takeovers

Postby lizzypop1985 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:18 pm

So we had already booked the Pearl for the week of April 16 to 23rd (right after it was available to book) and now I see that PlayersATX/Euphoria/Kasidie has announced a 100% takeover that week. Does that mean we are getting bumped out? We are happy to party with the group, I just don't know what's going on or why they would call it a 100% takeover if that isn't actually the case. Thanks for any info.

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Postby mfay » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:29 pm

You don't say who you booked with, but no- if you booked direct with the resort or through a reputable agent and got a receipt/confirmation you'll be fine.
A "takeover" does NOT mean the groups involved have every room in the resort. For example an official takeover at Desire RM is 105 rooms. They save back 9 for members and to provide coverage on the chance that a couple rooms are unavailable because of maintenance. I haven't seen Pearl's takeover policy yet but I assume it is similar.
Then of course there are also times when groups say they have a "takeover" because they have reserved the majority of the rooms- even though they haven't actually reserved enough to have the official takeover.
Either way, if you have the receipt/confirmation don't worry.
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Postby CokeMann » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:40 pm

There where two group takeover bookings scheduled for Cieba del Mar on April 16 - 23 and June 29 - July 6 these where scheduled and contracted with Cieba BEFORE Desire took over that property. Desire is honoring those existing contracts but I'm pretty sure that those groups could not completely fill all the rooms for each week.

Takeover is a very loose term - those takeovers at Cieba where a 100% takeover by the lifestyle group(s) and no vanillas where allowed to be booked in by Cieba during those weeks, even if the group could not completely fill the resort.

If you need to ease you mind, I'd suggest that you ask the question to whoever you booked through - Desire or TA .....
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Postby lizzypop1985 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks to both of you for the information. We are booked direct through Desire, so it appears we are good to go. I took a look at the planned theme nights for the takeover group and it appears they are going to be having interesting themes. I assume the takeover theme nights will be for the whole resort and will take precedent over the Pearl's theme nights, once those are actually established.

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Postby Player's Club » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:19 am

I would not count on the themes posted by any group claiming a takeover at Ceiba (Desire Pearl) to be in effect. Those theme nights where posted and planned prior to Original Resorts assumption of operational control over the resort.

The group in April is not big enough to claim control of the resort so past experience indicates that the House Rules!
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