We'd planned to make reservations at Turtle Bay because it is far from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. But the other day (Feb. 24), Business Week reported that Turtle Bay's creditors have assumed control of the resort. And when I went to make a reservation, I noted the hotel's requirement for a "100% non-refundable deposit." I am familiar with one-night advance deposits, and I'm familiar with non-refundable deposits -- but 100% in advance? Am I wrong to be suspicious in connecting the ownership change report with the onerous deposit? I'd hate to pay fully in advance only to show up to find the place...closed.
Thanks for any insight.