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#47634 - 01/24/02 01:54 PM Fountain Blue
IslandinParadise Offline
I'm trying to find a place to stay for the month of July. I've admired Fountain Blue before and I thought I would try them out. But when I e-mailed them, I got a response saying that their business was closed due to unforseen reasons. Anybody know whats up? Thanks-Melissa

#47635 - 01/25/02 01:03 PM Re: Fountain Blue
KimBehindDoorNbr3 Offline
Ooooowwww, Melissa!

I was just gonna ask Lan about that in private--so now I don't feel so bad.

Here's my story...

Last week was guaranteed a room for a 5-day stay in Nov. at an AMAZING off-list price. Responses to all inquiries were prompt and complete. Great, great, great !!!

(The suites are beautiful and incredibly well-appointed. We toured them last holiday season.)

Got an email yesterday saying that "due to circumstances beyond our control" we must canx your stay. Placed a gentle inquiry back and recieved a very nice note explaining that they are "out of business...expect to reopen...are just uncertain of when", etc.

If they reopen in time for you to go, please drop me a line and I'll tell you about my rate. Hate to publish it directly, 'cuz now that I know there may have been $$ problems, it may not due the general board any good and may due Fountain Blue some harm when they re-open.

Have a wonderful time!!!


#47636 - 01/25/02 02:39 PM Re: Fountain Blue
seashell Offline
I don't know for sure what the problem is but hope to find out. What I do know is that there were some problems that had occurred here and there due to poor construction. The pool had to be fixed and to do so, was likely going to entail tearing up the beautiful courtyard. Some of the air-conditioning was not properly installed and it caused major water damage in the ceilings of a couple of units. There was a hot water problem. In any event, this is a beautiful property and I'm hopeful that whatever is going on can quickly be resolved. If it is indeed these things I've set out here, I'm very surprised that they would cancel a reservation for next November, so that is very curious.
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#47637 - 01/25/02 02:52 PM Re: Fountain Blue
KimBehindDoorNbr3 Offline
Ugh...well, I *guess* if that's it (like that isn't nearly enough), it's somewhat better news than I had feared. (They've been SO easy to work with!) Thanks, Seashell!

Melissa-had a "thirty-something moment". My e-ddress, should you need it, is:


Thanks all!


#47638 - 01/25/02 03:58 PM Re: Fountain Blue
seashell Offline
Yes, they would have been easy to work with. Selena is one of the best property managers on the Caye, IMO.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#47639 - 01/26/02 12:06 PM Re: Fountain Blue
seashell Offline
Hasn't anyone been able to find out what has actually happened?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#47640 - 01/31/02 05:21 AM Re: Fountain Blue
seashell Offline
Doesn't anyone know? This a major condotel on the island shut down. Someone must know something?

Marty, Lan?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#47641 - 01/31/02 09:00 AM Re: Fountain Blue
bywarren Offline
The hotel is in recievership. The bank has forclosed and plans to auction it off.

#47642 - 01/31/02 10:24 AM Re: Fountain Blue
seashell Offline
Oh no! That is a shame! Though I'm equally sure that there are others that don't agree with that sentiment.

Here in Canada when a property like this goes into receivership, the receiver will keep the business running thereby ensuring the value stays up as high as possible for the sale. Does that not happen down there?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#47643 - 01/31/02 09:54 PM Re: Fountain Blue
ScubaLdy Offline
I loved their web page so much I had the picure of the place, lighted up at night, as a wall paper on my computer here at work. Everyone ohed and ahed over it.
When I was down in November I visited Selina. The place looked nice but was very pricey and rooms small. They were not running it as a hotel or resort; wanted to sell condos. Too bad.
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