Thursday, May 20, 2010
It Could Be A Surprise
But time goes on, properties pass to a new generation and so the Aristos property changed hands. In fact it seemed to change hands several times in the last few years. The Aristos hotel was demolished and a company is re-developing the property. I don't have any clue about all the business relationships but you can go read about the project here.
Looks pretty nice, doesn't it. The brochure says, Here, homeowners will enjoy luxurious residences designed to complement the decadent natural and man-made beauty of San Miguel, along with the extravagant amenities of one of the world’s finest resorts. Sounds expensive doesn't it.
There is just one little problem. The Instituto, the original Canal casa, is still there right beside this property. And the Instituto rents their beautiful patios out for events. Around this time of year there is a wedding reception there almost every weekend. Wedding receptions have loud music, really loud music because that is what the generation that is getting married now like....really loud music. And of course no wedding reception in San Miguel would be complete without booming fireworks at some point in the late evening. Our house is at least four blocks away but we still hear the "celebration."
It might just be me but I think if I had spent a million or more dollars on a "luxurious residence in a world class resort" I might not be thrilled with really loud music and booming fireworks right next door for one or two nights a week. I think it is possible that some new luxury homeowners could be in for a surprise.