Ritz Carlton to Acquire Maho Bay?

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Ritz Carlton to Acquire Maho Bay?

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I was reading the Ritz Carlton S-1 and it appears they have an option on the Maho Bay property? It's part of their Caribbean expansion to include:
- Molasses Reef (Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I) - 2007
- Rose Island (Bahamas) - 2009
- St. Lucia (Caribbean) - 2009
- Maho Bay Plantation (U.S. Virgin Islands) - 2012

They mention building a funicular to the beach, a submarine ferry from the existing Ritz Carlton location, helipad and a geriatric life-extension center. Interesting.

At least we won't have to walk the steps to Lille Maho anymore.

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Say it ain't so!!!!
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Please NO!
That will ruin one of the best snorkeling spots! :cry:
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Rick I already fell for one today - April Fools?
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Anthony wrote:Rick I already fell for one today - April Fools?
I was thinking that too!
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Anthony wrote:Rick I already fell for one today - April Fools?
Almost plausible, at 6% interest on a $32M note that's only $200K per month for the payment.

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Nice April Fool's caper, Rick. The Ritz buying Little Maho is not much of a stretch, but the submarine ferry and funicular to beach was a nice twist.
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and the geriatric life-extension center was a nice touch.
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As I read, I totally forgot about the date. I've never been so glad to see April Fool's!
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Ha!

I hope this is the only joke I come across today.
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Hey, you made me throw up in my mouth a little!
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I thought about it too after my post and assumed it was an April Fool's joke. Good one Rick. Now I need to think of one to do at work.
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I actually fell for it! After all the other junk I read about what people want to do with our little slice of paradise, it wouldn't surprise me at all!
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