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by Mike from SF @, Monday, October 16, 2017, 17:28 (38 days ago)

After doing a hotel search the Villa del Sol is listed. Did the Viceroy changed the name back to the original?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Monday, October 16, 2017, 17:39 (38 days ago) @ Mike from SF

I thought the new name is The Thompson Hotel of Zihuatanejo.

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by Mike from SF @, Monday, October 16, 2017, 18:25 (38 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Looks like the Thompson company gave it the original name? Much nicer.

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by Sallienyc @, New York City, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10:46 (37 days ago) @ Mike from SF

At this moment the hotel is 100% closed due to the renovation. The hotel will reopen on October 29th. Some renovation will continue until January. During the next 3 months the Hotel will be using the old name Villa del Sol. In February when all renovation works and physical changes in the rooms &restaurants will be completed the hotel will take the name Thompson Zihuatanejo.

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by Mike from SF @, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 20:47 (36 days ago) @ Sallienyc

Thank you.

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by burgess1952, Thursday, October 19, 2017, 19:47 (35 days ago) @ Mike from SF

Will be checking in 11/4 will provide update. Looks like I need to bring my VDS robe out of retirement for this trip :brilliant:

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by Sallienyc @, New York City, Friday, October 20, 2017, 17:58 (34 days ago) @ burgess1952

Bring Orlando back!!

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:33 (34 days ago) @ Sallienyc

Is there some reason it can’t just stay Villa del Sol? That’s such an iconic name. Thompson Zihuatanejo seems a lacking in, shall we say, ambience.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 14:46 (33 days ago) @ Fran

As non-owners, I don't think any of us have a voice in any decisions regarding the property or the name.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 22:51 (33 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You are right. We have no say. But I just wonder why the owners aren’t considering keeping VDS. The name has history and it’s a really good name. Better than Thompson. And some of ,my best friends are named Thompson but it’s not a hotel name that captures your imagination.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:22 (33 days ago) @ Fran

You are right. We have no say. But I just wonder why the owners aren’t considering keeping VDS. The name has history and it’s a really good name. Better than Thompson. And some of ,my best friends are named Thompson but it’s not a hotel name that captures your imagination.

Locals will always refer to it as Villa del Sol no matter how many Anglo names they give it.

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by Helene @, Zih, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 15:15 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It will always be Villa de sol. Thompson is a horrible name maybe worse then Tides or Viceroy. Neither word that is right in Spanish.

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by Mike from SF @, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 15:58 (32 days ago) @ Helene

I like name Villa del Sol very much but I think that they want the Thompson name for brand recognition. Thompson resorts are internationally known for their luxury boutique hotels and resorts. I wish them well as the "Villa del Sol" is a jewel on La Ropa beach. BTW my avatar is a picture of me taken 16 years ago at the Villa del Sol beach bar.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 16:00 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You are right. We have no say. But I just wonder why the owners aren’t considering keeping VDS. The name has history and it’s a really good name. Better than Thompson. And some of ,my best friends are named Thompson but it’s not a hotel name that captures your imagination.


Locals will always refer to it as Villa del Sol no matter how many Anglo names they give it.


For me, too, Rob. And it will always have about 20 rooms around a pool. With a small hotel (Capuli?) on one side and jungle on the other. I get sad about what’s been done to it during the parade of corporate owners.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 23:00 (32 days ago) @ Fran

Wish we had checked it out then (could have afforded it). Too busy in our tent, then moho, and now, our home on Playa La Ropa.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Monday, October 23, 2017, 09:15 (32 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We never stayed there. It was some notches up from our budget price point. We visited once and made inquiries but that’s as close as we got. At that time, for us, our nine day Easter break stay at Catalina was our big splurge for the year in both time and money. But always worth it.