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borris

Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • The Los Gigantes hotel, now the thing of it is, that it is not the hotel who decide what type of guests but the tour operator, and they don?t give a stuff about the local economy as long as they sell there allotment of rooms, and unfortunately the world of tour operators of which there are only two major players in Tenerife (I?m talking global companies) Tui (Thompson) and I think Thomas Cook, who have very little effect on LG. These Type of companies have only one agenda (don?t kid yourselves it?s not so) PROFIT if they can produce just 0.1% more profit and pay bigger dividends to their share holders they will at our (or any other countries) expense. So I can?t see the hotel changing.

    What we do need to do is to get the Royal Sun open again, complete the building work, above the village, and promote the family atmosphere of LG. it is a paradise, low street crime, climate etc

    Concanasa if it has to come down, then lets get on with it now whilst tourism is low (can you imagine the lorries needed and the general disruption the LG). IF it is to stay (better option) get on with it and sort it out, find the money, get the steps open by the Green Corner, and get it sorted now, I know it?s a community but this is where the council should step in Now and use the law to recover the money later (the authorities here have many tools to recover money, embargo bank accounts etc). I?m not sure what the situation is with this at present, and what progress there has been. Anyone know?

    orange

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #121 on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • If the Green Corner are having a revamp, then something must have happened about the building?

    Those steps could not have helped business there either.

    big jo

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #122 on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • Unfortunately the law is so complicated it is not that simple for the council to step in. Legal action is being taken against some  for the outstanding debts but this will take time and costs money too. The steps will sadly be the last thing to be rectified as there is still crucial pillar work that needs to be completed first and until people pay their money then this cannot be achieved.
    We have been assured by the mayor and the community that the building is not coming down and they do not want to close it as it is the centre of the village and would be detrimental to Los Gigantes to do so.   

    Offline Edward Bear

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    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #123 on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • I must admit that the wall has made it particularly difficult for the locales, bars and Mistinguett. They must have had a massive drop in takings at a time when they can ill afford it.

    borris

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #124 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • Sorry Jo I didn?t mean to sound flip about Concanasa and I?m sure a great deal is being done, it must have been devastating to many owners to find how much they would have to pay, I hope for all those involved, and for los Gigantes it is solved soon as Edward bear has said the businesses, must also have suffered. My real point is that there should be a way that the council or government could have stepped in, as it was a safety issue and underwritten the costs until the money could be recovered from the owners, but as you rightly say it is a complicated issue.

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    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #125 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • Judge dredd - hotel vista was illegal. I thought you had your finger on the pulse. Just more hot air from so called experts on LG.

    orange

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #126 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • tomfer - Welcome Troll

    Troll Behaviour - intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.


     
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    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #127 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • I think LG hotel should be forced to revert to its former status, ie family friendly. Yes, price it so the "masses" cannot afford it if thats what you want, but open it to all as it was.

    I think this is a great idea. Why not force The Los Gigantes Hotel to drive away its loyal client base so it can be as unsuccessful as all the other businesses? And while we're at I've got a few more laws we could enforce.

    1) Have you ever been down in the village and seen the same frozen food trucks delivering to what seems like ALL  the restaurants? Doesn't anyone believe in fresh meat or fish anymore? The trucks should be banned and if spotted, hijacked, unloaded and their goods floated into the ocean to prevent the melting of the glaciers,

    2) While strolling past the Bamboo the other day I spotted an empty cardboard box sitting on the side of the street. It had contained Yorkshire puddings. I never knew you could buy Yorkshire pudding by the dozen in a single box. From the location, I assume it came from CK's. In any case the culprit who dares sell such a product in a restaurant should be forced to eat an entire box of them soaked in Bisto gravy.

    3) Speaking of Bisto Gravy, any chef too lazy to make his own gravy should be forcibly given amphetamines to wake him up.

    4) Ever wonder how bars and restaurants that do not have a proper oven can serve roast chickens as well as Sunday lunches? So did I until one day in Iceland, I spotted "Beef in a Bag". Anyone caught serving such an abomination to the public should have the bag placed over his head and wrapped tightly around his neck.

    5) Speaking of Iceland, has anyone noticed that many of the ready to serve meals sold at Iceland end up on local menus? How about we make these business owners spend a night in Iceland's freezer? Sadly , it might get overcrowded.

    6) The owners of Harrods, the most overpriced supermarket on the planet, should be allowed to continue to laugh all the way to the bank. I suggest the West Bank.

    7) Any business that uses the word "only" improperly as in "Coffee and a scone only  ?3.50," should be forced to memorize the entire Oxford English Dictionary in a week. Should they fail, they must be required to use the dictionary in lieu of loo paper. I suggest the Cd rom version.

    8)Any establishment that changes the recommended prices on the Nestl? and Kalise ice cream boards, must attire themselves in striped pajamas. Anyone who does so in clumsy fashion, should wear a dunce cap and sit in the corner. After all you don't want customers to know how much you're ripping them off.

    9) Any restaurant that sells wine that cost them less than ?1.30 should have listening devices installed in their premises. If they are ever overheard taking any pride whatsoever in their business, they must be immediately struck down by a bolt of lightning from the lord.

    10) Any bar that sells a bottle of Dorada for more than ?1.30 ( the Spanish bars sell it for less) must have their license to sell European beers rescinded. They must only be permitted to sell Budweiser. They should be allowed to Budweiser any price if they can find anyone silly enough to drink it.

    11)  Any restaurant owner that raises his prices over Christmas should have a Christmas tree shoved --well you know what I mean. I know the punters are trapped and they have to eat somewhere, but it is Christmas.

    12) Dual pricing should be a serious felony. What is more annoying than learning that the you are paying more than customer sitting next to you simply because you are a tourist. Even I cannot think up a harsh enough punishment for this crime.

    13) Finally, anyone  that marks up local spirits 15X's and then  pretends to offer 2 for the price of one, should have to chug a litre of local cheap local gin.


    amunette

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #128 on: March 29, 2008 »
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  • LOL Cartman, excellent post! I know it was tounge -in-cheek, but many of your points were spot on.(but not the LG hotel one!!) ;D

    leo_london

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #129 on: March 29, 2008 »
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  • Yes, good post Mr Cartman..its satisfying to see that the good old British sense of humour is alive and kicking out there on some remote Atlantic island.  :D
    Problem is, your suggestions would probably close 90% of eateries, and practically all the gin-joints, in all the world.

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    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #130 on: April 03, 2008 »
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  • Over the past few weeks there have been some very good valid points on this board.  So much so that we have had a very good meeting with Steve Mckenna about the possibility of him coming on this forum to answer questions on behalf of the Ayuntamiento.  Like most others here running a business, there are not enough hours in the day, and he does not want to participate on a daily basis.  However, he is happy to answer a list of questions, on say a monthly basis, his answers will be posted on this board. 

    We must be aware that he will not be able to directly answer every question, but he will pass them on to those who can.

    I am currently working on a NEW BOARD, specifically for the questions.  It will be ready for use after the weekend.
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    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #131 on: April 03, 2008 »
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  • that sounds really good and positive dolly!

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #132 on: April 03, 2008 »
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  • Is there any truth in the rumour that HARRODS has sold out to NETO ?????????

    tlc

    Re: Things to put life into Los Gigantes
    « Reply #133 on: April 03, 2008 »
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  • Yes Harrods will soon be Netto