Will Williams who? Where? It’s no shade at all but attendees say they still haven’t received their refunds as today (Oct. 14) marks 6 weeks since that now debunked all-inclusive, Dominican Republic getaway. Thank God, Beyonce, and Patti Labelle for credit cards because attendees of the trip have already picked up the pieces and pulled together an itinerary for their own return. In an exclusive RonaldMatters.com interview with the team behind it all, Takeover Management says there is no new Will, explain the importance of the VIP package, and list 5 must haves for your suitcase when you come to Dominican Republic next year.
What events and special guests can you confirm so far for DR Takeover 2014?
Great question! As our theme says, the intent of our program schedule is to offer everyone that attends a first class experience. To help, we’ve created a party program for everyone’s complete life!
DRTakeover14 lineup includes:
Our welcome to first-class mixer with a special salute to the ladies of DR Takeover. The all new black party will serve as the Thursday night kickoff Friday will include excursions, our community outreach effort DR Impact, the new DR Takeover Olympics (beach sports competition) and the evening will welcome the first takeover comedy show featuring Dion, Sampson and Tammy Peay. They are all BOOKED!
We will end the night with our own takeover toga beach party. Saturday includes the championship games for the Olympics, additional excursion options for first-time attendees, our surprise musical performance and our new bow ties and bikinis party.
Sunday serves as the grand finale and starts with a Sunday funday brunch followed by the VIP pool party,fashion show, hot body contest and a few surprises I can’t mention just yet. After dinner – we will turn up one last time for the pj’s and pajama party!
Who is the new director? “The new Will” as some would say?
This effort is established with a high level of business integrity and fully managed by a collection of 2013 attendees who experienced the disappointment of last summer but did not want our good times and good memories to end. Takeover Management is our business name and we are here to ensure that everyone has a great time and all commitments to both participants and vendors are satisfied in full!
How do attendees set up the payment process and how do they get refunds if the event is cancelled?
For starters, the payment model used for previous events no longer exists. To this end, lodging reservations will be processed directly with the Melia hotel. Guests will use our group link to access and confirm room reservations. A deposit equal to (1) night is due to confirm the reservation. The balance due for individual rooms will then be payable to the hotel upon check-in. While this deposit is non-refundable, we have ensured that any guest that may need to forfeit attendance have the option to transfer their reservation to another potential attendee on or before August 20, 2014. DRTakeover guests must purchase an event pass/bracelet for admittance to our section of the hotel and all of our on-site and off-site events. Unlike previous events at the Melia, the event pass/bracelet will be required and strictly enforced. We have significantly discounted the cost of the bracelet for those of you willing to register early.
Here are the details:
Early Bird Registration Oct 10 – Jan 15 $150
Regular Registration Jan 15 – May 15 $200
Late Registration May 16 – Aug 28 $250
What are the benefits to getting a VIP package compared other choices?
Our business model only has VIP distinctions for the rooms at the Melia. The resort no longer uses the moniker of “Royal Service.” Instead the VIP suites and a select group of adult-only rooms are now called “The Level.” The Level Adults Only Suites at Melia Caribe Tropical offers a new concept with the luxury and comfort associated with The Level, customized for our adult clientele. The Level Adults Only Suites Guests will enjoy exclusive benefits such as:
• Private check-in/out lounge for registration and assistance
• Newspapers available in the Adults Only Lounge area
• Special in-room amenities, like pillow menus and concierge assistance
• Rooms located in a privileged area just for adults
• All areas designed for adults only
• Private beach and bar area
• Energy for Life activities designed for adults
• Access to the VIP Lounge offering: daily continental breakfast, free Internet access, coffee & tea service all day, premium beverages, liquors and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the day; concierge services
• Room service from 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM
• Laundry service ($)
• Access to The Level Adults Only Restaurant including a lounge area with beverage service and exclusive pool for adults
• Jacuzzi preparation (prior reservation required)
• Priority reservations for à la carte restaurants, YHI Wellness, golf courses, tennis courts and other activities
What are 5 things every attendee should definitely put in their suitcase?
Sunscreen, sunglasses, passport, two-way radios and an appetite for four nonstop days of fun!
In three words describe the Dr Takeover 2014 experience:
First class only!
Will you be attending DR Takeover next year?
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For more information – www.drtakeover14.com
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