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    If you have some spare time on your hands this is the inside story of a "boutique hotel".
    Might answer some question you have on who these hotels are being built for.

    https://skift.com/history-of-boutique-hotels/

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    Quote Originally Posted by johne View Post
    If you have some spare time on your hands this is the inside story of a "boutique hotel".
    Might answer some question you have on who these hotels are being built for.

    https://skift.com/history-of-boutique-hotels/
    I might read that. Anything to do with the 1%ers or even the 2%ers involved in that discussion?

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    Here's some information about the new development:

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ocean...cjZIA9iu987HaQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljmesg View Post
    Love to see a site plan of the units that maybe built.
    According to the plan the project is huge and will transform the site completely from what it is today.


    1 Hotel with 105 rooms at the river mouth
    2,8 luxury villas
    3 a polo field !
    4 new roads
    5 bridge
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    This is the first details I have seen about the project, from the source in the link below
    And they are very negative to the project because of the environmental consequences

    https://somospueblo.com/planean-cons...sica-cabarete/

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    Quote Originally Posted by etolw View Post
    According to the plan the project is huge and will transform the site completely from what it is today.


    1 Hotel with 105 rooms at the river mouth
    2,8 luxury villas
    3 a polo field !
    4 new roads
    5 bridge
    .

    This is the first details I have seen about the project, from the source in the link below
    And they are very negative to the project because of the environmental consequences

    https://somospueblo.com/planean-cons...sica-cabarete/
    Interesting. An area set aside for "public domain", inside their property lines, that they will probably be responsible for and maintain. They probably cut a deal allowing them to make a portion of their beach "private" for their guests. A win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Interesting. An area set aside for "public domain", inside their property lines, that they will probably be responsible for and maintain. They probably cut a deal allowing them to make a portion of their beach "private" for their guests. A win-win.
    Maybe and maybe not. From the article quoted I read that they want to build houses or a hotel on what is considered public domain today.

    Number 7 in the photo

    The only land in front of the beach (more than 30,000 m2) does not belong to investors but it is floodplain that is in the public domain. In that area, the Ritz Carlton Reserve hotel with 105 rooms appears. They previously tried to make a sanitation but was rejected by the land court of Puerto Plata with judgment 0269-18-00807 of April 27, 2018. Now it is heard that they are trying to make a demarcation of those lands without having any occupation and without have titles because they are unregistered land.

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    Anything is possible, perhaps environmentalists can go to court and override the approval of the Ritz Carlton Reserve project at La Boca that was given by Danilo Medina, which they seem to fail to mention. But I think not.

    Recall I mentioned that a few years ago, a group of investors flew into the DR to talk about developing the north coast? They spoke to very influential people in the DR and the picture below shows some of those people. The article mentions who some of those investors were. Many did not believe this would amount to anything.

    https://somospueblo.com/planean-cons...sica-cabarete/

    On a related but more Sosua based topic: Is there anyone who still thinks what happened on Pedro Clisante was the Mayor's fault? Is there anyone out there who thinks Willie as the next mayor could "change it back"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Anything is possible, perhaps environmentalists can go to court and override the approval of the Ritz Carlton Reserve project at La Boca that was given by Danilo Medina, which they seem to fail to mention. But I think not.
    It is mentioned. When looking at what happened at Encuentro, Lifestyle Cabarete, Laguna Cabarete etc.

    Money talks

    The height of all this is that now a presidential decree 337-19 appears (there are 5 decrees in total for the 3 projects) for the use of the 60 meters of the maritime strip and the 30 meters of the Yasica river. That decree seems dictated by the promoters themselves without any control from the presidency. Several numbers of plots are indicated but the only plot in the name of Connemara Srl (Ritz Carlton Reserve) is 48B and has no oceanfront. That means they cannot use the 60 meters of the maritime strip because they are not the rightful owners of the land by the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etolw View Post
    It is mentioned. When looking at what happened at Encuentro, Lifestyle Cabarete, Laguna Cabarete etc.

    Money talks

    The height of all this is that now a presidential decree 337-19 appears (there are 5 decrees in total for the 3 projects) for the use of the 60 meters of the maritime strip and the 30 meters of the Yasica river. That decree seems dictated by the promoters themselves without any control from the presidency. Several numbers of plots are indicated but the only plot in the name of Connemara Srl (Ritz Carlton Reserve) is 48B and has no oceanfront. That means they cannot use the 60 meters of the maritime strip because they are not the rightful owners of the land by the sea.
    Could be identical in "function" as to what happened at Encuentro.

    Money does talk. At least I had more than several days at both Wilson's old and new locations there.

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    The new access road for the Ritz Carlton is just before you get to the cabana Costa Mar. Drove by there today and was going to drive in and take a look, but they've now put up a small fence at the entrance.

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