What's up with the reviews on TA regarding staff changes at GP?

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  1. Will709

    Will709 Newbie Registered Member

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    Looking for some input from all the frequent visitors to the GP.
    TripAdvisor has a ton of reviews reporting staff have been moved around.
    The new manager has responded that he wants to cross train everyone.
    Some are saying it just isn't the same at the tiki bar.
    We are already cinfirmed for 8 days at the beginning of October.
    Would like to know what to expect. Thanks for any info.
     
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    We will be there on Wednesday. I'll do a trip report.
     
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    Three days, but who's counting?

    We'l (my 3 girlfriends and I) will be arriving on Wednesday as well, but I haven't been to GP before so I'll have nothing to compare it to. Still can't wait, though! Hopefully we'll run in to some of you there!
     
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    It doesn't sound good. Lots of complaints from regulars. Seems like hotel is changing concept.
     
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    Jose at the Tiki bar was the best part of GP! They are nuts if they moved him!
     
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    Word is the have Fonzi at the Barn, and Jose doing afternoon at the Tiki. I think Carlos was at Shangrila. No body shots, and no topless at the pool according to Hector, the GM. We will not be back unless changes are made. Many, many others who have dozens more trips than us feel the same way.
     
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    Very poor news. Looking forward to the new reports.
     
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    This really pisses me off.

    Do they really have karaoke at the tiki bar now at night? Bad news if true.

    Did they really move Jose? Bad move unless he requested it.

    Does a slushy machine now block the ocean view a the bar? Terrible decision if true.

    Are they really trying to 'tame' nighttime activities at the Tiki Bar? We go th GP because of the nighttime atmosphere.

    We are not Temptation party goers but love to cut loose and live a little. The Tiki bar gave us the perfect outlet.

    I hope we haven't wasted our money paying for a trip in July. It's a shame they are tweaking things that don't need changing at a great place.
     
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    callitintheair Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Take some pics of the Tiki Bar if you can. This whole, slushy machine obstructing the view has me ticked. Hopefully, it's not nearly as bad as I imagine it right now.
     
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    Slushy machine is not there anymore. Supposed to be getting some answers tonight or tomorrow as to what is going on.
     
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    Thanks Restling. I can't imiganine the tiki bar without Fonzi and Jose.
     
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    Spoke to Denise one of the entertainment staff and she said they were swapping things back around to the way they were. That's a very good thing,because we,like most everyone else here, it is the people that we have come to think of as family at the Golden that keep us going back
     
  13. Will709

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    Great news! I appreciate you taking the time to report. I'm sure others feel the same. I will keep checking in here for more updates. I'm there Oct 2 - 10. I can't wait to be on that beach. Peace!
     
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    Great news!

    We will be there 1 week from tomorrow so hoping things will be great!!
     
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    My daughter & I were at GP 5/11-5/23...had a great time. It can still be wild at night...Jose is still at the tiki bar pushing body shots...saw a few of those. As far as the questions about thongs...they are worn, my daughter wore a thong every day. Also saw women topless & nothing was said. Saw some hot stuff going on during the day in the pool. Met some great people from all over the country...it is those people & the workers who make your vacation great. Remember what goes on in Cancun stays in Cancun! :headbanger:
     
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    We were there first week of May. There were still body shots at night every night. Still lots of sexy wear at the tiki bar at night.
    We didn't get into the hot tub at night due to it not being heated, so the wind coming off the ocean made it chilly at midnight. Guys worked their ass off at night to serve everyone. No karaoke at tiki bar, it was in the 60's bar and it was just one night. We went to the show one night and the girls were fucking hot. They did Moulon Rouge.
    We had a great time.
     
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    Was just informed that a couple of the entertainment staff have left. Hats really disappointing news.
     
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    as was stated the slushy machine is gone..it still is pretty busy at the tiki bar at night..however thus far it has been pretty tame..more normal late night drinking..haven't seen anything out of the ordinary..I think if your looking for the uber sexy...this is not the place anymore..just my 2 cents..will do a more detailed trip report when we get back home..still here enjoying cancun..Wife and I have decided we will do the boobs cruise next time we go to cancun.
     
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    Enjoy your trip. Fonzi and Jose tending the bar?
     
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    I sent the GP a message a couple weeks ago, and they got back to me today.

    "Hola Scott,

    Thnak you for considering coming back home! The concept has nt changed, we are just wroking hard in order to improve our service and quality and some opportunity areas that some guets have brought to our attention.

    Topless at the pool area and beach is allowed, as well body shots at the bar, as long as it is only between guests, none of our bar tenders can join this activity.

    Let us know if you're coming back!"

    Very good news.