Problems apparent

Accumulated debt of Oak Bay Beach Hotel shows serious shortcomings with the business

Gyneth Erskine Turner writes that staff at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel are  “shining examples of exemplary hospitality”, and as far as everyday hotel and catering services are concerned,  I can vouch that such an accolade is for the most part accurate and well deserved.

However, for her to suggest that the demise of the overall enterprise at 1175 Beach Dr.  is somehow due to “the fickle winds of commerce” is somewhat bizarre when other “experts” have identified serious shortcomings from the very beginning with regard to those parts of the business which should have been gathering the infinitely larger revenue essential for the survival, let alone progress, of the OBBH enterprise.

Ms. Turner is way off base.  Accumulated debt of more than $120 million over such a short time is created by rather more than a fickle wind, more like a permanent hurricane I’d say.

Derrick Johns

 

Oak Bay