Desire Dominican Republic

Discussion in 'Desire Riviera Maya' started by GoGoBlanco, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. GoGoBlanco

    GoGoBlanco Not spoilt, Privileged! Registered Member

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    We've just returned from 2 glorious weeks at Desire RM & Pearl, and having spoken to management there, it seems that the company are currently looking at sites to open a Desire property in the Dominican Republic. How does that sound? We'd love it!
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  2. Jen&Kyle

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    Would love another option. Sounds great.

    Been reading about issues w the entertainment staff turnover. Sounds like a common problem w resorts like this. Curious on your take. Did it get better the last two weeks?
     
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    Entertainment staff at RM was dire. Co-coo (??) (Sarah 69's boyfriend), and a RL couple Christian & Laura who had only been there a week. 'Entertainment' in the daytime consisted of guests being used a cheap thrills. Awful.
    Pearl, as always, was magnificent. 8 entertainers, Charlie, Marco, Vincent. Liz we all know, and new staff Eli, Kia, Nessie and English girl Bee, all worked their socks off and kept us happy all day.
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  4. Jen&Kyle

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    Awe. That is disappointing. We miss the pearl staff. In May at rm we even thought the entertainment staff was lacking compared to pearl. Not good it even got worse.
     
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    Thanks for the information. We would love to see another option
     
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    We need Vanessa back at RM
     
  7. Cokewithlime

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    Just because they are wearing Original Resorts name badges/shirt and sort of look like Desire staff and are in the front lobby don't assume that they are actually regular Desire staff (more likely membership sales people)
    - most of these rumors that have circulated over the last 10 yrs ie: a new Desire resort in(chose the location), Desire become a membership only property, etc have been attributed to the membership sales people hoping you will buy in [​IMG] and they make their big commission.

    So, if someone mentions one of these rumors, first ask if they are a membership sales person and you have a pretty good idea of how accurate it might be - lol

    Typically Original Resort staff don't know details of major corporate decisions until it's a done deal(just like staff at any large corporation) ie: then they get to know just before the official Original Resorts PR material is released to the press and travel agents

    All the real Desire staff know that they are not allowed to give out any official corporate info to guests unless it has already been released by Original Resorts PR dept or they would lose their jobs for doing so.
     
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    Sounds great , ,,, unfortunatly is will probably open the same time as the new 7 story tower at TTR
     
  9. Guido and Blondie

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    I thought it was a 9 story....what do I know?
     
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    they reduced it by 2 storeys to accommodate the clothing optional roof top pool ,,,duh,, don't you have internet ??? ,lol
     
  11. Cokewithlime

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    We all know how profitable Original Resorts is at operating a resort property remote from their Cancun/Rivera Maya home base - can we can Desire/Temptation Cabo, and that was still in Mexico - lol
     
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    Why would I rely on the internet for information. Especially a forum. WAKE UP! LOL
     
  13. Donald

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    being beside a 5* ''family'' resort hotel did not help either .
     
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    We will be at Pearl again Nov 1 to Nov 6th
     
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    In Dominican ?
     
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    Shame we are going to miss you two. We are at Pearl from October 08 - 14 & also trying out Riviera Maya beforehand on the 4th -8th. Hope to see you guys in April at TTR.
     
  17. Cokewithlime

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    Since Desire RM opened in 2003, it has happily co-existed beside the 5* Azul Beach "Very Family" resort ;)

     
  18. GoGoBlanco

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    Yes, we're well aware of this Coke. The 'timeshare' folk were telling all and sundry that Original Resorts were opening in the Dominican, which is why we asked a (personal friend) in top management what the score was, and it's that they are 'looking' for a suitable site. That is all.
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    Maybe the Dominican Republic will be the new location of Temptation rather than doing a big expensive reno on the Cancun location - lol !!!
     
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    No Cancun after TTR from Oct 27th to Nov. 1st