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New hotel coming to Simpson Bay #196065
05/27/2019 09:03 AM
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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196066
05/27/2019 09:04 AM
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Same owner I am told.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196069
05/27/2019 09:18 AM
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Took a minute till I realized they were talking about Alegria. Couldn't figure out how there would be room for another new hotel on Simpson Bay. The last I knew, they weren't doing ANY work there. Can't be opening this year if there's nothing going on yet. What ever happened with the suit by the timeshare owners??


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: Carol_Hill] #196079
05/27/2019 11:11 AM
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Work is being done everyday.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: Kennys] #196080
05/27/2019 11:18 AM
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OK, thanks. I thought someone here said there was nothing going on there.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196082
05/27/2019 11:26 AM
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Plus part of it is open . Guest are given a code for the door prior to their arrival.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: Kennys] #196084
05/27/2019 01:23 PM
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Part of it is open as the Morgan?


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196088
05/27/2019 02:04 PM
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I think the A building is open. Whole owners.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: BillandElaine] #196091
05/27/2019 02:32 PM
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OK, that makes sense. From the beginning, that building was open.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196130
05/28/2019 01:35 AM
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work was being done while we were there in March. The resort sounds like it will be nice....BUT.....same as when it is Alegria...there probably won't be much of a beach. It's all rocks around there....and the only ''beach area'' probably will be around the Sunset Bar...which is LOADED everyday with thousands of Cruisers. I think this ''new resort'' is going to be in name only.......like ''putting lipstick on a pig". smile It looks nice...it sounds nice....but with no beach, it will end up being a tough sale.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: EdB] #196132
05/28/2019 07:49 AM
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Picture of pool area indicates the intent to backfill between building and pool with sand to create a beach effect.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196133
05/28/2019 09:06 AM
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If and when they get open, I hope maybe they will put tables back in, at the Dunes.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196171
05/28/2019 06:36 PM
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That's not really Simpson Bay...thank God. I don't think they really have a beach there or much of. For the 20 years I have been going to SXM Nothing in that spot has ever really been much of a success. Seems like one mess after another in that spot. Personally when I go to SXM I don't want to go up elevator or big resort. I want a beach (not rocks) at my door step or very close by!

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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: foreversxm] #196174
05/28/2019 07:44 PM
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Funny, that was my first response also, that that is not Simpson Bay. I don't know whether that is technically Simpson Bay or not.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196176
05/28/2019 08:40 PM
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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: NeilRooney] #196177
05/28/2019 08:53 PM
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Thanks, Neil. You should know!


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: NeilRooney] #196179
05/28/2019 08:55 PM
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Neil, what was the origins of that property? I remember it in the early 80’s as the Caravansari and somehow connected to Mullet Bay. Then wasn’t it briefly the Millenium or something, then Alegria, then back to Caravansari and now Morgan??? Has it always been owned by the same person?

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196192
05/29/2019 06:51 AM
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Kim, Long ago owned by same owner as Mullet Bay, Kamal Alsaltani (sp?) before "The Ambassador". Then briefly by Ted Allen, in the early 1990's as a time share. It then closed and a storm or two did some damage and a fire while closed. Bought by Danny and Manek in 1996 from bankruptcy court and reopened as Millennium in 1998. Then reverted to original name, Caravanserai. Alegria was next and now Morgan.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196194
05/29/2019 07:07 AM
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All I recall of that property was having dinner over the rocks and a wave crashed over the piano into the dining room. I believe it was Caravanserai at that time.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: NeilRooney] #196200
05/29/2019 08:17 AM
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Correct Neil.

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: SXMScubaman] #196532
06/02/2019 02:42 PM
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Will never go anywhere near it. That is Caravanserai / Alegria renamed and fancied up by the guy who threw timeshare owners out and nullified their contracts. I will never put a dime into his hands or the hands of any businesses he controls....


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: jmbcomms] #196552
06/02/2019 09:25 PM
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Back in the late 70's the Caravanserai was a first class place - strictly low-rise. Stayed there our first 3 trips. Here is a view of it from Mullet Bay.

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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: Rbailey] #196558
06/03/2019 05:45 AM
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Beautiful! I remember it well as our earliest trips were of that vintage. TY for sharing your beautiful photo.


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Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: jmbcomms] #196706
06/04/2019 06:18 PM
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Is it possible that the owner is now the same person who owns Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio? If so the gentleman is dedicated to helping handicapped people like my granddaughter. He names places after his daughter, Morgan.
I hope the answer is yes.

Bob

Re: New hotel coming to Simpson Bay [Re: Bob_Dot] #196846
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The owner is the same owner of the former Alegria Resort. Nothing has changed there to my knowledge. He is definitely not well liked by all the owners of that timeshare!



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