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La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

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La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

It was reported in the Monterey Herald today that La Playa Hotel in Carmel is closing for renovations beginning November 1st. The new owners have not said how long the hotel will be closed, how extensive the project will be, and city planning officials indicated that the owners haven't even applied for permits yet. This could be a long closure, as the city's permit process can be cumbersome, especially when a historic building is involved.

This comes on very short notice. I can't help but wonder if the previous owners booked reservations for dates after October. If they did, there may be people out there scrambling to find alternative lodgings.

Here's the story: www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_19153845

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11. Re: La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

Thanks for the info, sounds like La Playa is in good hands! :)

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12. Re: La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

It looks like the building is in good hands. I'm not so sure about the employees.

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13. Re: La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

If what the new owner says is true, it sounds as though the previous owner did not do a good job of preparing his/her employees. It's always a shame when people lose their jobs, but I'm not convinced that there's a clearcut "villain" here.

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I agree from what I've read most recently that there doesn't seem to have been any malicious intent towards the employees. However, both the new and old owners seem to be so focused on the business end of things they neglected to account for the human side of things. Meeting human needs is really what good business is all about.

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15. Re: La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

I hope they are smart enough to keep the lovely view of the sunset off that solarium room they had.....one of the view places you can see the sunset from inside as opposed to going down to the beach

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16. Re: La Playa closing November 1st for renovations

The Highland's Inn lobby is another amazing place to watch the sunset! :).

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