It was built and opened as the Ganesvoort, which failed. Then a group of investors renovated and opened it . They did not "try" to brand it as a Marriott property.that place was built and open before, they are now trying to brand it as a Marriott property.
So in closing, no Ritz Carlton ...just because and the Sosua property is a Marriott property but not really, got it!The Ritz Carlton Reserve started construction and was stopped because of environmental issues at La Boca in Cabarete. Perhaps you missed that?
Marriott obviously did not pay off the right people in the current administration, but after that previously very popular area was made off limits for locals and the once popular sea food destination is no longer there.
I am terrible sorry the Ocean Club restricts the use of your Marriott points. What a pity for you.
Just because you can't use your points doesn't mean it is not a Marriott property,IT IS. Don't believe anybody on here,go on the Marriott website and see for yourself.lol.. you are not a traveler are you? As I indicated before you cant book that place with Marriott points, they don't recognize that property. But its a good fantasy, just like you reporting there was a Ritz Carlton coming to the north coast.
Is that really still a thing?
Sosua was a lot of fun, even if not taking part in the whore mongering, 15 or 20 years ago. Plenty of open air bars and restaurants, the beach was great and thee was a vibrancy I've not seen since. It's been a long time since I've seen a " normal, pretty" girl there on my increasingly infrequent visits, and when the authorities forced businesses to put up walls and enclose the bars I totally lost interest. If not for the beach, a few excellent restaurants and a few remaining friends I would never bother to return.
If they destroy the vibe of the beach I won't even bother to go for longer than a night or 2 to visit friends. There are excellent restaurants to be found all over the island as well as great beaches so no need to bother with Sosua.
Cabarete is no better and I'm not a fan of the beach there or the vibe. Far too many gringos and tourists LOL and inflated costs and prices.
another one of our favorite quips is "oh, hotel so and so is not chica friendly", show me a hotel in Sosua that is in business and will will show you a chica friendly property
OMG they were beautiful, fresh and sweet. Now everyone seems fat. Oh well, I have truly found greener pastures, or is it "Green Acres" LOL
I've also gotten a little "thick"
Some of the best food one will find in German, Swiss and other authentic Euro restaurants.Great love German food. There should be more German restaurants
If you are not a whoremonger, I apologize.slandering people by a "shut in" how appropriate
It's the DR regular chaos will continue.Fat and Greedy.
They can't move them out of site fast enough. Would also be nice to see them pass and enforce some real rules like prohibit beggers, gimps and hanger-ons from harrassing tourist for money. I'm not talking about fruit sellers (who we all buy from) or shoe shine boys just the scum who follow the people around.
slandering people by a "shut in" how appropriate
Sosua would be a fantastic little town and I'd spend a lot more time/money up there if they would just clean it up and implement a little zoning.It's the DR regular chaos will continue.
Even S. Domingo and Santiago is not much better.
Do whoremongers think Sosua would disappear in puff of smoke without them? For sure.
There is a plan to remove the casitas , put buildings on either end for the few remaining businesses and shops and build some condos on the privately owned land behind the beach.
To each their own.
call them and ask, you will get the runaround. As I have indicated I am a reg at Marriotts's property in Santo D. Ask them to book a night for you at the Sosua property and you will get a chuckle. It is however a great selling point for the community at large that a Ritz or Marriott property is comingJust because you can't use your points doesn't mean it is not a Marriott property,IT IS. Don't believe anybody on here,go on the Marriott website and see for yourself.