Sheraton Keauhou foreclosed - Hawaii Business

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The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on the Big Island is going into foreclosure after the resort's owner defaulted on its mortgage - another sign Hawaii's beleaguered tourism industry is suffering during the global recession.
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Grinchie

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Jun 27, 2009
 

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A wise business decision, after all, what good is a hotel on a bay that is so polluted that it resembles an open sewer at certain times of the year? Kaehou Bay, the repository of hundreds of gallons of treated water effluent, draining from the Golf Courses built above it.

Good work Kona!

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Jun 27, 2009
 
I stayed there once when it was still the Kona Surf. The gardens and the waves crashing on the 'a'a lava shoreline were really beautiful. I wanted to die there and never leave. Good luck to everyone who works there.
Leina

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Jun 29, 2009
 
I got married at the Kona Surf 18 years ago. We had a sunset wedding in the garden where now sits the new swimming pool. We still stay at the Sheraton because they have excellent service. I'm so sad to hear the news and pray someone buys the hotel. God Bless all of the employee's.
R in 96817

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Jun 30, 2009
 

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Still a great hotel even despite the first adverse comment. . . . still better than Oakland.

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Jun 30, 2009
 

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R in 96817 wrote:
Still a great hotel even despite the first adverse comment.... still better than Oakland.
This could be a game. Name the place closest to Oakland that is better than Oakland. Then name the place closest to Oakland that is worse than Oakland.

Better: San Francisco
Worse: Falluja
R in 96817

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Jul 1, 2009
 
HiloBoy wrote:
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This could be a game. Name the place closest to Oakland that is better than Oakland. Then name the place closest to Oakland that is worse than Oakland.
Better: San Francisco
Worse: Falluja
LOL! Good One!
Grinchie

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Jul 3, 2009
 
R in 96817 wrote:
Still a great hotel even despite the first adverse comment.... still better than Oakland.
Yep, still plenty more Kona to despoil, develop and turn into an Oakland Look alike.

Thanksfully, the free money tap has dried up and it won't be as easy for the locals in Kona to allow every square inch to be populated by highrises.

Don't worry though, cause the Military is coming to the rescue by proposing the need for their own private runway at Keahole so they can loiter C-17's over the island 18 hours a day.

I love how the comment tries to obscure the fact that Keahou Bay "is still nice" even though it stinks of fecal matter from overdevelopment. I guess that's what people allow these days -- "It's less crappy than a heavily polluted industrial city that has been abandoned by industry and it's people in order to mover overseas where the people are cheap, and the pollution standards don't exist". Nice try, but Keahou used to be paradise. For those remeniscing about the good old days, you better wake up to the crappy environment that has resulted from years of neglect, and uncontrolled greed.
R in 96817

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Jul 4, 2009
 
Grinchie wrote:
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Yep, still plenty more Kona to despoil, develop and turn into an Oakland Look alike.
Thanksfully, the free money tap has dried up and it won't be as easy for the locals in Kona to allow every square inch to be populated by highrises.
Don't worry though, cause the Military is coming to the rescue by proposing the need for their own private runway at Keahole so they can loiter C-17's over the island 18 hours a day.
I love how the comment tries to obscure the fact that Keahou Bay "is still nice" even though it stinks of fecal matter from overdevelopment. I guess that's what people allow these days -- "It's less crappy than a heavily polluted industrial city that has been abandoned by industry and it's people in order to mover overseas where the people are cheap, and the pollution standards don't exist". Nice try, but Keahou used to be paradise. For those remeniscing about the good old days, you better wake up to the crappy environment that has resulted from years of neglect, and uncontrolled greed.
You are 50 years too late. The Big Island has been marauded with development even before Statehood. Rockefeller and Kaiser were already blueprinting North Kona, The Hilo breakwall was built to prevent tsunami damage to Hilo town but caused adverse environmental effects worse than Keauhou. The military was already using Hilo and Kona airports for touch and go training. After the bayshor Apartments were built , it forced the building height restriction to no more than 75 ft.
Now if the environmentalists can find a way to cap Kilauea and Haleamaumau from spewing deadly natural gas toxins and sulfur dioxides that pollute the worlds atmosphere 10 times more than any polluting 3rd world nation, than I will stop saying that "Keauhou is nice".
Grinchie

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Jul 4, 2009
 
R in 96817 wrote:
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You are 50 years too late. The Big Island has been marauded with development even before Statehood. Rockefeller and Kaiser were already blueprinting North Kona, The Hilo breakwall was built to prevent tsunami damage to Hilo town but caused adverse environmental effects worse than Keauhou. The military was already using Hilo and Kona airports for touch and go training. After the bayshor Apartments were built , it forced the building height restriction to no more than 75 ft.
Now if the environmentalists can find a way to cap Kilauea and Haleamaumau from spewing deadly natural gas toxins and sulfur dioxides that pollute the worlds atmosphere 10 times more than any polluting 3rd world nation, than I will stop saying that "Keauhou is nice".
Good luck with that.
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Grinchie

You are really stupid, learn how to spell. You probably have never been to KEAUHOU since you cannot even spell it correctly.
Wildman

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Jul 11, 2009
 
HiloBoy wrote:
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This could be a game. Name the place closest to Oakland that is better than Oakland. Then name the place closest to Oakland that is worse than Oakland.
Better: San Francisco
Worse: Falluja
Sorry..but,
1.wrong..2.wrong...
Oakland stands by itself..don't know how but it does.
its the worst..dump,slum,I had seen in years....
to top it off..all the football players that are tossed out of the better teams ends up on their team.
In fact, I spoke to a few city council members that agreed we should send our trash out of state....Oakland was the first choice....Wildman.
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Hawaii Girl wrote:
Grinchie
You are really stupid, learn how to spell. You probably have never been to KEAUHOU since you cannot even spell it correctly.
Calm down dearie..you're absolutely correct!...she has not been there..she's in OAKLAND CALIFORNIA..And had lied to all the bloggers since..telling them she's in the big island..no way in hell is she...I know for a fact..and will be soon to challenge that issue i'm sure...I had been there when it was the Kona Surf hotel...I am the one who brings in the Motorcycle clubs to that hotel on the labor day runs....trust me!..it was and still is the a great hotel...Wildman!....
Grinchie

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Jul 12, 2009
 
Hawaii Girl wrote:
Grinchie
You are really stupid, learn how to spell. You probably have never been to KEAUHOU since you cannot even spell it correctly.
You could have corrected it yourself, but I really don't think a typo is relevent. I make em all the time, and there really is no way to correct spelling errors here you know.

But yeah, that typo destroys my credibility, because it PROVES that I have never been there! Yep, it sure does..

Just ask all the shops in the shopping center up the hill, oh wait, most of them are closed... Shucks
Grinchie

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Jul 12, 2009
 
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Calm down dearie..you're absolutely correct!...she has not been there..she's in OAKLAND CALIFORNIA..And had lied to all the bloggers since..telling them she's in the big island..no way in hell is she...I know for a fact..and will be soon to challenge that issue i'm sure...I had been there when it was the Kona Surf hotel...I am the one who brings in the Motorcycle clubs to that hotel on the labor day runs....trust me!..it was and still is the a great hotel...Wildman!....
Were you the one with the training wheels and the plastic Tiger mounted on the headlight? I thought that leather jacket with Slave embossed on the back was darling.

Sorry you got dragged 30 feet down the road under that car though. Did the huge hole in your scalp heal properly?
Wildman

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Jul 12, 2009
 
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Were you the one with the training wheels and the plastic Tiger mounted on the headlight? I thought that leather jacket with Slave embossed on the back was darling.
Sorry you got dragged 30 feet down the road under that car though. Did the huge hole in your scalp heal properly?
Come on mainlander wanna be a hawaii resident....
you didn't answer the question...why can't you fix the budget in California instead of telling all of us here what to do...and you want us to listen to you ?...your a sad case of lying mental illness...
you know it and i know it...you're a mental basket case...you want people to listen to you but you don't reside here in hawaii...THATS A MAINLANDER FOR YOU....all talk !...just like they do in the mainland .....Wildman.
and yes i'd ride my harley up your ficken a-- and roll your black butt into the ocean back to SLUM CITY OAKLAND CALIFORNIA!...DUMB BITCH!...
Wildman

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Jul 12, 2009
 
Grinchie wrote:
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Were you the one with the training wheels and the plastic Tiger mounted on the headlight? I thought that leather jacket with Slave embossed on the back was darling.
Sorry you got dragged 30 feet down the road under that car though. Did the huge hole in your scalp heal properly?
.WELL NOW WE KNOW,....YOUR A WHITE FRICKER FROM THE MAINLAND WHO HAS A PREJUDICE AGAINST BLACKS ??
YOU GOT SOMETHING AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE ????....
YOU USE THE WORLD "SLA-E "....MAKING FUN OF THE BLACKS...WHAT ABOUT THE HAWAIIAN'S ?....GO AHEAHD MAINLANDER FROM OAKLAND CALIF....IF YOU THINK THAT WAY ABOUT THE BLACKS...YOU'D BETTER NOT BE NEAR THE LOCALS....YOU MORE THAN AN IDIOT NOW!...
PREJUDICE WHITE FREAK....FROM OAKLAND GAY LAND1!!.
Wildman

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Jul 12, 2009
 
To all bloggers.....do not respond to Grinch!...
she is a mainlander who is prejudice against the
BLACKS....she proved it in her statement above ...
no one with common sense would dare use that word to describe a person...espeically after all the racist reports in the U.S....UNFORTUNALTELY,
SHE'S FROM OAKLAND CALIFORNIA...I HOPE THE BLACK'S THERE KICK HER BUTT IN FOR GOOD!.....
Scrunchie

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Jul 12, 2009
 
Wildman wrote:
To all bloggers.....do not respond to Grinch!...
she is a mainlander who is prejudice against the
BLACKS....she proved it in her statement above ...
no one with common sense would dare use that word to describe a person...espeically after all the racist reports in the U.S....UNFORTUNALTELY,
SHE'S FROM OAKLAND CALIFORNIA...I HOPE THE BLACK'S THERE KICK HER BUTT IN FOR GOOD!.....
He's from Frisco, gay, and still can't find a date.
He's just another alice, but without the elegant brevity.
Munchie

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Jul 12, 2009
 
As for hating blacks, s/he hates everyone, and the world is a mirror reflecting it back.

Pity it, don't hate.
Bunchie

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Jul 12, 2009
 
Unrequited love at home will do that.

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