Tuesday, August 21, 2007

MARRIOTT TO CLOSE HEALTH CLUB TO COMMUNITY

I plan to urge the Marriott to reconsider plans to close their health club to the community. The owners of the Marriott have advised residents who use their facility that the club memberships won't be renewed when they expire. This is unfortunate. Many senior citizens have taken advantage of the center and enjoy the health club.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is Marriott's rationale?

Feiner needs to update emails / his blog site said...

I do not know why people ask questions of Mr. Feiner to answer on his blogiste / emails because he rarely responds ever. All this blog site is a sounding board and I believe that except to post things here Mr. Pothole repair hardly ever looks at his blogsite for other's comments.As data not drama also said he never updates anything.

data not drama said...

I just received the townwide e-mail about the situation, so I thought I'd check the blog. I do wonder what the hotel's position is on the matter. Maybe they have a perfectly logical reason for not allowing non-guests? Or maybe we should be up-in-arms and starting a letter-writing campaign? I don't know. It depends upon the hotel's point of view, which we don't know.

I feel that it is unfortunate - for Mr. Feiner and for us - that he chooses not to share any follow-up info on his blog. It seems so unusual.

paul feiner said...

I spoke to the manager of the marriott. He advised me that they are now managers, not owners (there are new owners). THe new owners do not want to make the facility available to the public.

Anonymous said...

Is this the tarrytown marriott? How much was membership?

feiner needs to update his email /blog site said...

Thank you Mr. Feiner for giving us one answer. I think if you skim through your other posts there are many issues that still have to be answered by you.

Anonymous said...

But what I'm wondering is why "THe new owners do not want to make the facility available to the public."

Terry Williams said...

Here's an idea. Use the WestHelp money that you were handing over to the Valhalla School District for a townwide purpose, like building a state-of-the-art fitness center on town property for the benefit of all town residents.

data not drama said...

Aren't there already two Town-owned fitness centers? Plus, of course, there are a bunch of other private membership clubs like the Marriott offered. If Marriott doesn't want the business, oh well, their loss, there are plenty of other options.

Capitalism works! said...

Ah, ain't socialism great? A private entrepeneur builds a facility, turns it into a success and sells it. Now the Town wants the benefit of private enterprise and is upset that the new owner chooses to reposition the facility in an increasingly competitive market place.
Hal, why haven't you spoken up to defend the rights inherent in the private ownership of property?

Better, Not Feiner said...

Surely this is an overreaching by the Supervisor. How many individuals are actually affected? How much time did your speaking to the manager take? Did you remember to include at the meeting, or at the very least brief, your fellow Board members? Remember, it takes only 3 to declare the facility must remain open to the public - which will have about the same validity as calling for intervention in Darfur.

Anonymous said...

Feiner is concerned about quality of life. The Marriott provided important quality of life enhancements to the community. Helping to keep the quality up in Greenburgh is what I want my supervisor to do.

Anonymous said...

So, if quality is important to you, Mr. Feiner, why haven't you directed anyone to clean the median strips on Central Park Avenue in years? It's so embarrassing, and a lot more important than a few people's private health club memberships.

Terry Williams said...

...or why don't you have the police enforce the theft and dumping of shopping carts, particularly in Fairview.

Anonymous said...

"Greenburgh cops on cart patrol"

http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070826/NEWS02/708260365/1018/NEWS02

Anonymous said...

And from that article, "The department is even cracking down on bicyclists who don't wear helmets, handing out citations to rule breakers."

Yet all the signs at the town borders have a typo that my 9 year-old pointed out to me. Not "quality" as the supervisor states as being important (8/25/2007 6:52 PM). Whoever is responsible for those signs should be made to pay for their replacement.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how and when this non-issue about Marriott will take a turn and be blamed on Edgemont ... Haha!

Anonymous said...

Hey Terry Williams:

Isn't there some Superintendent somewhere that you could be hassling?

The Greenburgh BOE has been doing such a bang up job on making the educational aspects of the district so wonderful, it's no wonder that you want to spread your special magic to Town Hall.

Like they need more advise from folks who have demonstrated how good they are with their own boards!

Thanks for the laughs!

Anonymous said...

She would also continue the G7 rule that no expensive housing can be built within the confines of the district.

de gustibus said...

Why force them to open only their health club - they have a pool which would enhance the quality of life for the elderly in the community who can't afford to join even the Town pool.
In fact, why not do what some beachfront communities do when they declare all beaches public property with right of free access to all? Let's have Greenburgh be the first community in the United States to declare that all swimming pools and gyms, regardless of ownership, shall be open to the general public to enhance the quality of life throughout the community. All power to the People's Supervisor!