Building 9b has been completed and CSR will go live with business club level at the first of next year. Some CM's will see the new lounge on the 16th.
Renovations have been completed on the 4th floors of bldgs 1,2,and 3. All is progressing nicely. Check ahead as to where the work is going on. The third floors of those buildings were noisy; but only during the day (regular work hours). Most will be in the parks at that time, so it is no big deal. But if you have infants that will need mid-day nap, ask when you are checking in.
The quiet pool at bldg 4 is being rehabbed. Should be finished soon.
CSR has the resort shuttle running from 7 pm until 2 or 3 am. It seems strange; but they received more complaints about the shuttle service when they are running it, than when they don't.......so CSR has cut it out during the daylight hours unless a convention group pays for the extra service.
For anyone staying after the 19th of Dec. in Cabanas 9A you are in for a totally redone room. The whole building is empty of guests and an army of workers has begun to remodel the rooms. The rooms are being emptied totally, electric, painting, some woodwork and tile work are being performed. There has been trailers full of old furniture being taken away and the way it is being handled it is not coming back. The quiet pool was not so quiet today!
This is one of the papers taped to the window of a unit. It shows the order of things to be done and by which trade. The completion date for them is the 19th.
Another telling the trades the items for this room and locations in the room.
This one shows a bunch of rooms with the papers in the windows and a couple of the guys.
All buildings in every village now have queen beds. The only rooms left with full size beds are the 100 rooms that will be converted to king size beds. These rooms are scattered throughout the resort. Cabana 9b (Club Level rooms) has reopened and pictures of the redone rooms are filtering in. The room rehab has also begun in the casita section. Casita 1, 2 & 3, 4th floor are done as are some rooms in Cabana 9a. Work is on hold until after the holidays.
The opening of the club level rooms in cabana 9b may be on hold. Some people are reporting that they have been offered free upgrades to other concierge resorts for their club level reservations at CSR. Turns out the soft opening of CSR concierge rooms didn't go as planned and they will be revamping a bit. For the foreseeable future, CSR will only use the rooms as Business Club Level for convention groups that book those rooms. Otherwise they will be used for leisure guests but the lounge will not be open to them. So I don't know if foreseeable future means forever or until they straighten out the kinks since the concierge rooms didn't go as planned and they are going back to the drawing board.
So anyone wanting to request a room in cabana 9b, go ahead.
room update - cabana 8b is now done and 8a is back online as of a couple of days ago. CSR is having to wrap up some of the current work, since a huge convention comes in tomorrow. I donít think that they can afford to have any rooms down for the next 2 weeks.