As promised we visited Majestic Colonial yesterday.
It is a beehive of activity with 1000 workers daily (600 day shift; 400 night shift) edging towards a promised December 15th opening.
Two major issues to be covered:
- The property.
I have many photos to share when I return and much progress has been made form the last pictures seen. This resort is now the “WOW” resort based on a comment from a group of Quebec travel agent who toured a few days before us. More details Sunday.
- The big question - will they open on time?
Management remains confident and while I am personally not qualified to pass judgement I agree that it is probably doable since most of what remains to be done is cosmetic and finish related as opposed to structural. One in our group was a retired tax assessor who during his career visited in-progress sites and his comment was that in North America a project at this stage could probably open on time. This however is the DR and major weather events could derail this possibility.
Sorry to be somewhat unclear but I have to be truthful and this is too close to call IMHO. I wish their opening was January 1 as I would have very little reservation about their ability to meet this date.
More on Sunday when I am back.