September 23, 2014The first day of Autumn brings the start of changing colors, cooler weather, the prospect of snow flurries, shutting down summer cabins, winterizing pools, and all sorts of other things. For example, styles change in spite of the weather - wool is in and cotton is out.
It also brings the start of a new timeshare sales season in Mexico. New announcements, new buildings will open, new restaurants will be introduced, the properties will become spruced up to exceed guest's expectations and employees will show off their newly learned training.
The sales department will have new programs for us to consider. Many of us will be prepared to move forward with proposals, many of us will say "no thank you", and hopefully only a few of us will encounter uncomfortable circumstances. Let's all hope the uncomfortable situations are held to a minimum.
There will be much to talk about. Acapulco is finishing major construction projects. Nuevo Vallarta has two towers to complete, there will be Residences at the Grand Luxxe to consider, Lofts will fill in the empty spaces, the SPA Pools will open by the end of September, a French restaurant will open in La Plaza and the north side of Towers 3 and 4 will be filled in and quiet for the first time in years. Oh, don't forget the new golf course we all want to play - the new Greg Norman course is progressing. Will it open?
Riviera Maya has a number of changes taking place just in time for the new season. Headlining the changes is the new Cirque du Soliel facility and performances. Definitely something to look forward to. Also, the new beach is looking good. BeachWalkerBob has something to say about this. The new concierge building and restaurant is scheduled to open in November. New pool facilities are under construction and may be ready for us. Lot's to look forward to here.
San Jose del Cabo has taken five steps backward because of Hurricane Odile. The Grand Mayan resort is not open now, and it will be some time before it can open again. No estimate of the extent of the damage yet. Also, the East Cape project is likely slowed as well. Torrential rain has a way of changing plans and setting back schedules.
Yes, there will be much to enjoy in the coming year. We are looking forward to our return, how about you?