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Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) #40086
02/15/2015 09:16 AM
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Grand Lido Negril will close April 26. The current owners plan to reopen it in the fall as the Royalton Negril.


It will be interesting to see what changes are in the works for this once premier property...

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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: DarkDiggler] #40087
02/15/2015 10:23 AM
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Huh. They have been talking about doing renovations for a couple of years. They are sadly needed, for sure.


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40088
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We heard from a cabbie that spends most days parked outside GLN's front door that they are doing a complete tear down and rebuild to be complete for fall of 2016 as opposed to this fall. Talking 4 story for more capacity.

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: weluvbeachncuzzi] #40089
04/20/2015 08:18 AM
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Yes, I also heard that they will be doing a complete tear down of the resort. Can't remember exactly when it was supposed to be completed, but not this year.


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40090
04/24/2015 10:32 PM
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it needs it....I wonder if it will remain nude?

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Cathyg] #40091
04/24/2015 11:03 PM
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I think the new resort is a family resort, so no nudity.


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40092
04/26/2015 05:12 PM
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Carol_Hill said:
I think the new resort is a family resort, so no nudity.


My understanding as well. Pity...

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: DarkDiggler] #40093
04/26/2015 06:38 PM
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No plans have been approved by the counsel.
I hope the 4 stories and units over the bay don't materialize.

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Halfwindy] #40094
04/26/2015 09:51 PM
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I saw the other day a story in the Gleaner (maybe??) that said there were some questions over the plans. Both of those things seem to be really bad news, but don't know whether it will be a case of 'money talks'..


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40095
04/27/2015 09:10 AM
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Based on past decisions, you're right. In Jamaica money is the determining factor in a lot of bad decisions.

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Halfwindy] #40096
04/27/2015 09:34 AM
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..not that JA is at all unusual in the Caribbean, or in the world, for that matter, in that respect. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40097
05/06/2015 12:45 PM
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Does anyone know what the actual status of the approval of the over water bungalows and 4?? story plan is? I admit <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Blush.gif" alt="" /> that I sometimes read the Trip Advisor Negril section to see what's going on and geez louise!! I am astounded that TA deletes and/or closes any topics about the subject.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Crazy.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40098
05/06/2015 05:57 PM
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Demolition has started. No word on what the development will look like yet.

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Halfwindy] #40099
05/06/2015 07:58 PM
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Knew it was going to happen soon, but still depressing, for those who experienced Grand Lido, when it WAS Grand. Or.. When people used to called it the "Grand Yuppie". <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> Please post if you know anything more about what will actually happen there.


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Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: Carol_Hill] #40100
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This is from the email they sent me:

[b]We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the Grand Lido Resort and Spa will be closed effective April 26, 2015.

We are excited to announce that we will be opening the all-new Royalton Negril that will replace Grand Lido Negril in the Fall of 2016!

The award-winning Royalton Resorts offer an innovative modern All-In Luxury™ concept with an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, 24/7 concierge service, 'All-In Connectivity™' with complimentary WiFi and in room long distance calling, a Sports Event Guarantee™, and more!

We invite you to be part of this exciting process! We will be sending out construction updates, pictures of the progress and be offering our valued and loyal guests of Grand Lido the opportunity for an introductory offer when our resort opens.[/b]

Re: Grand Lido Negril bites the dust (again) [Re: DarkDiggler] #40101
05/06/2015 09:24 PM
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Would be interested to see those construction updates and pictures of the progress!! (OK, well, not maybe 'progress' as far as I can tell, but to see what's going on with the construction..)


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