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Ritz-Carlton in Las Vegas to Close Down-(Blames Obama Directly!)
UK Telegraph ^ | 2-10-10 | Nick Allen

Posted on 02/10/2010 10:49:32 AM PST by tcrlaf

Luxury hotel bookings have declined across the United States following the so-called "AIG effect".

The term refers to the bad publicity surrounding insurance giant AIG's decision to fly executives to another resort in California after being offered bail-out money by the US government.

A Ritz-Carlton spokeswoman, Vivian Deuschl, said: "The whole demonisation of luxury meetings and companies pulling back on having their high-end meetings in luxury hotels – this has had a tremendous impact on Las Vegas.

"I can't think of another destination that has had to defend itself more against comments from politicians."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; economy; failure; lasvegas; obama; obamasfault; tourism; vegas
This mornings USAToday aricle COMPLETELY IGNORED this quote from the Ritz spokesman. For the life of me, I WONDER WHY?

I guess we didn't need those 500+ TRICKLE DOWN JOBS anyway, right Mr. Obama???

You'll also note, that a google search show Local Las vegas media covering this, and foriegn newspapers, but almost no U.S. papers are covering this.

Man, if someone had said that under Bush, it would be the lead story on all 3 networks tonite, with breaking hourly updates!!

1 posted on 02/10/2010 10:49:32 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

I’m glad Obama is getting the blame, but building a luxury hotel with no casino 17 miles from the Las Vegas strip is just nuts.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 10:51:49 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama be Puttin’ on da Ritz!

Maybe if he realized they have golf courses, he might have been a bit more lenient in castigating Vegas.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 10:52:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

True, but it wasn’t meant for that crowd. It was a corporate getaway/golf resort.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 10:52:55 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

Does anyone even read USA Today? It’s a waste. I can get more and better news from the Globe or the National Enquirer.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 10:53:17 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: tcrlaf

Yup. This is a BIG deal. I had a meeting at a Ritz Carlton last year. The hotels are very nice and run well. I cannot believe they will just mothball a whole huge hotel. Unreal.

Hope & Change. Also thank Hairy Reid.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 10:53:24 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: tcrlaf

How come it’s not the companies fault for doing stuff that makes for easy demonization??


7 posted on 02/10/2010 10:54:58 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: stuartcr

By doing evil things like building a resort for RICH PEOPLE??

I’m sure the employees have become true believers in TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 10:56:50 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: fatnotlazy

Amen. I stayed at the Hyatt (will not again due to Pritzker/Obama connection) and told them NO to USA Today. I think I saved 75 cents on the bill but who wants to trip over it. Grabbed a WSJ from the stack in the lobby but Murdoch ruined that paper plus WSJ was always open-borders so I don’t miss it.

I laugh when I fly on planes and see people reading USA Today. It is probably written for a 5th grade reader with lots of pictures. Newspapers in general are trash. The only good ones who are not CFR, Bilderberger, etc is Investors Business Daily (IBD), UK Telegraph and UK Daily Mail.

IBD is owned by Wm O’Neil and the Brit papers are run by the Barclay brothers. All good guys.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 10:59:35 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: tcrlaf

2008 election results...Nevada: 55%-48% for Obama. How’s that hopey changy thing workin’ out for ya?


10 posted on 02/10/2010 10:59:45 AM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-aRwEbp5I


11 posted on 02/10/2010 11:01:37 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: tcrlaf

Another victory for the Communist, Muslim, Poofter-in-Chief.

3 more years, G-d forbid.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 11:03:19 AM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: tcrlaf
Run - Sarah - Run


America's wish and dream



The American Dream

13 posted on 02/10/2010 11:07:10 AM PST by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder how many SEIU-types service that hotel?


14 posted on 02/10/2010 11:12:52 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Frantzie

The Seiu members can find hope and a little change at the unemployment office!


15 posted on 02/10/2010 11:13:30 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: B-Cause

I want to see Him do the Nixon dance, instead of I am not a crook, I am not a commie..


16 posted on 02/10/2010 11:17:28 AM PST by aeonspromise
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To: B-Cause

I want to see Him do the Nixon dance, instead of I am not a crook, I am not a commie..


17 posted on 02/10/2010 11:17:29 AM PST by aeonspromise
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To: JrsyJack
Nevada: 55%-48% for Obama.

Does this means Obama gave it 103% in Nevada?

;o)

18 posted on 02/10/2010 11:19:33 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: tcrlaf

True, but it wasn’t meant for that crowd. It was a corporate getaway/golf resort.

And it was 17 miles from the strip ....location, location, location


19 posted on 02/10/2010 11:19:55 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tcrlaf

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1R2ADBF_en&um=1&oq=&ie=UTF-8&q=Carlton+ritz+las+vegas&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Carlton+ritz&hnear=las+vegas&cid=0,0,10883194728148249375&ei=lgZzS-DiFo74sQOzr7iXBQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CA4QnwIwAQ


20 posted on 02/10/2010 11:21:07 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dr. Ursus

Sue him! Get his bleeping Peace Prize money.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 11:21:08 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ve only stayed at the RC a couple of nights — I prefer Steve Wynn’s Encore Hotel. Everything about it is first class.

If you visit Las Vegas, do NOT miss Encore’s Spa. Unreal; it has waterfall showers.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 11:25:13 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: tcrlaf

The Cosmic Stupididty of this kind of class warfare rhetoric is hard to over-state.

What do “rich” people do with their money? One of three things.

1) They buy things. This includes services. Boats. Expensive cars. Vacations. Houses. The things they buy are manufactured or supplied by — people. Every single damn penny spent on a yacht PAYS somebody to build it, equip it, sell it, or berth and service it.

2) They make investments. This forms capital that is used to hire people. (Where, geographically, is a different issue.) Investments fund the true source of employment: business. Some investments go to mortgage funds, some to stocks, but it all goes somewhere to go to work and earn the investor even more from return. Rush often says poor people don’t create employment for others.

3) Some very few probably have a giant vault, like Scrooge McDuck, where they hoard their money, and push it around with a small ‘dozer like Scrooge does. But these people are very rare in real life, and mostly exist only in the dim concepts of liberals.

W of B


23 posted on 02/10/2010 11:25:47 AM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Yep, that one NEVER made any sense. I understand that they wanted a different crowd than the regular Vegas crowd, but that doesn’t work in Vegas. The Venetian, Bellagio and Steve Wynn’s hotels are every bit as nice as the Ritz (I’ve never been to the Ritz in Vegas, but I’ve stayed in them a lot of other places), the Ritz had no real appeal.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 11:29:27 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: B-Cause

This would not surprise me.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 11:35:58 AM PST by bayareablues
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To: tcrlaf

Get into the spirit of Badcrack Obamao’s philosophy, and have the meetings in abandoned, public housing.


26 posted on 02/10/2010 11:38:09 AM PST by pallis
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To: William of Barsoom

Kudos to your Very Excellent Post, William!

I love the reference to Scrooge McDuck! LOL.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 11:41:47 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: tcrlaf

I have had a couple of medical meetings there and the physical plant is fantastic. I should hae known that there was huge problems when I could have bought a 2 bedroom condo within yards of the hotel for $124k


28 posted on 02/10/2010 11:48:35 AM PST by Cyman
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To: pallis

Using Obama Math, a singlr Ritz-Carlton 100,000 Romance Package would SAVE OR CREATE over 3,000 jobs!!

So let’s play LIST THE TRICKLE DOWN JOBS:
Limo Diver
Helicopter Pilot
Gondolier
Cristal Champaign Employee
Picinic Basket Maker
Chef and waitstaff
Room attendents
Yacht Builder Employees
String Musicians
Gardener
Luxury Car builder employees
Neiman-Marcus staff
MenteLago Casino Employees
Butler
Prada Beuty Employees
Robe Makers
Pillow Case makers

OVER 3,000 JOBS SAVED OR CREATED!!!!!!

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “ Love at Lake Las Vegas “ romance package. The price will be $100,000, making it one of the most expensive packages to be offered by the resort.

The package will include:

Two night stay in The Ritz-Carlton’s 2,400 square-foot Presidential Suite;
Limousine transportation from McCarran International Airport to helipad (couple to ride via helicopter to Lake Las Vegas with champagne, then to be serenaded by a gondolier while riding a gondola from the Lake Las Vegas helicopter landing to The Ritz-Carlton’s shore);
Cristal Champagne and gourmet picnic basket upon arrival; Dinner for the first night to include private in-room dinner to be prepared by a dedicated chef and wait staff;
Dinner for the second night to include private champagne-tasting dinner aboard Lake Las Vegas’ yacht, string-trio to play for couple throughout the evening and rose petals strewn throughout yacht;
14 Dozen roses;
Use of luxury car of choice during stay; $50,000 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus, complete with round-trip limousine service;
$5,000 line of credit at the MonteLago Casino; Private fantasy butler;
Butler-drawn Cristal champagne bath;
In-room Prada Beauty couples body treatment;
Personalized bath robes;
Monogrammed pillow cases.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 11:55:01 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

The Kenyan sure knows how to kill capitalism.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 11:57:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: wagglebee

I’m glad they are placing the blame on Obummer, and applaud them for it. Maybe it will open a few eyes. To my knowledge Obummer has trashed Vegas twice now, and although the economy (his fault, too) has contributed to the decline, he delivered the coupe de grace.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 11:57:47 AM PST by kiltie65
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To: left that other site

Don’t forget his uncle, Gyro Gearloose and his patented “Gloom Light” (makes light places dark).


32 posted on 02/10/2010 11:58:59 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He thinks all Corporate conventions should be held only in states 51 through 57


33 posted on 02/10/2010 12:11:55 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: B-Cause
Frying pan to fire alert! He would have to take Gaffe Boy and the Wicked Scarf Queen with him. Who does that leave? The Hilldebeast?


34 posted on 02/10/2010 12:54:54 PM PST by naturalized
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