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Mercure hotel is open #155569
02/24/2018 09:02 AM
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I was surprised to read also that the owner of the hotel has purchased Layla's and Mai Tai beach. Would be interested in checking out Layla's, since Dreams is gone. cry


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155579
02/24/2018 11:59 AM
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Layla's is also gone. Seems the hotel has bought the property. There is nothing of Layla's left except kitchen and bathrooms, with no roof. All the trees are gone too. And today there is a bashed up airplane in the middle of the property.

Our favorite place on the island, so terribly sad.


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: BillandElaine] #155580
02/24/2018 12:22 PM
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Going to miss Layla's It was a Great Place !!!
I hope you guys have found us a new place as good !!!

Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155582
02/24/2018 12:31 PM
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Not yet!


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: BillandElaine] #155583
02/24/2018 12:52 PM
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Did I understand correctly that Mercure has actually purchased those beaches as well as the Layla and Mai Tai abutting properties? What happened, once again, to all BEACHES being public?


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155585
02/24/2018 01:05 PM
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They CANNOT purchase the beach! Just the property the restaurants were on. All beaches are public.


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: BillandElaine] #155587
02/24/2018 01:43 PM
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That’s what I thought but reading the news article I wondered if something had changed, particularly on the French side. Thanks for the clarification.


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: BillandElaine] #155588
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Elaine--I understood from the article that they are going to do lots of upgrades at Layla's.


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155589
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Since it's an empty lot, there's only one way to go, up!


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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155590
02/24/2018 01:57 PM
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Mercure is going to open Layla's by Dec 2018 according to the published article. I imagine it will be open to the public like most restaurants owned by hotels. Interesting to see what will actually happen as time progresses. They have been very active in getting the hotel open for tourists again so that is encouraging.



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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: Carol_Hill] #155594
02/24/2018 03:37 PM
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Took these about a month ago.

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Re: Mercure hotel is open [Re: BillandElaine] #155599
02/24/2018 06:12 PM
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