Wednesday, March 01, 2006
KSL owns the La Costa Resort and the Hotel Del Coronado. They want to build a "hotel" at the north end of Leucadia and make it one of those scammy timeshare deals like they have in Cabo. The Coastal Commission is recommending denying this request.
Mayor Christy Guerin plans to fly to Monterey next week to testify on behalf of KSL(who pays for that plane ticket?).
KSL officials have said rates at the Encinitas hotel would probably range from $400 to $600 a night.
I think KSL is going about this all wrong. Carlsbad is going to build some hotels on the north side on the estuary. We are going to have 5 high end hotels competing for business around a stinky lagoon with west Nile virus infected mosquitoes. Previous blog post.
KSL should build a small but groovy hotel on the bluff with $200-300 a night rooms, cater to a younger crowd with disposable incomes and put in a swanky bar/lounge that would serve the whole community.
The timeshare deal reeks of that pit Cabo San Lucas.
Since Mayor Guerin is going to Monterey she should check out the famous aquarium. Now that would be a cool thing to build at the north Leucadia bluff site.