Ritz-Carlton Developer Declares It's Town Car Time
One of the key amenities at luxury hotels and condo complex is often the fancy cars they drive you around in. At one Ritz-Carlton that it is set to change. At the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains developer Louis Cappelli has said that the chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Silver Spur and Bentley Continental GT that residents of the condo towers have been able to use will be replaced. Cappelli is quoted in The Journal News as saying that now is not the time for excess and that the cars project the wrong image. As he puts it: "it is not Rolls Royce and Bentley time right now. It's Town Car time."
Cappelli says the lease on each car is just $2,500 a month because the owner, Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut wanted their cars outside the Ritz. Some owners are said to be a bit perturbed by the change but they can take comfort in the fact that Cappelli may also be returning his personal Bentley to the dealer once the lease is up in a couple months.