From another thread, I had a thought. I have heard no talk about this, even as a rumor, but someone brought it up and I would like you to consider the potential effects of such a thing built in SoWal. Even if you have not been to a Ritz-Carlton for afternoon Tea or a night of rest, I am sure that most of you are familiar with its world class service and appointments. When I first moved here, I remember one guy telling me that a Ritz was going in with a golf course and the works between 30-A and Hwy 98. (This happens to be State Forest land where he is talking about.) I have a feeling he heard something about the Ritz gas station/convenience stores in the area. When I heard this, I must say that I felt more comfortable about my decision to buy in this area. There is no such thing built at this time. Anyway, I ask you to picture a Ritz-Carlton hotel with the works located north of Hwy 98 in the heart of SoWal. Possible to visualize? Definitely. Can Ritz afford it? Sure. I ask you to ponder the effects on this community if Ritz-Carlton created such a thing. Today, I still think of SoWal mostly as an undiscovered treasure, even though more homes are completed by the hour. If a world-renown establishment, such as the Ritz came here, how undiscovered do you think we would be? The potential effects of such a thing would be unbelievable, in my opinion. From you, I would enjoy reading what you think would happen to the area if Ritz-Carlton created a world-class hotel here in SoWal. I encourage you to explore all avenues from the effects on real estate to the effects of the community and our environment. Anyone?