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Carmel Resort Reportedly Lifts Decades-Old Ban On Apple

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La Playa Hotel in Carmel. (laplayahotel.com)

La Playa Hotel in Carmel. (laplayahotel.com)

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CARMEL (CNET) – Thirty years is a long time to suffer for the bad behavior of a few young and boisterous tech workers. But after being permanently banned from the posh La Playa Carmel resort in 1983 for an evening of skinny dipping and other misdeeds, Apple appears to be back in the fold.

According to SFGate, the new ownership of the La Playa Carmel decided to extend an olive branch to Apple. And Apple has seemingly already booked an event there.

According to the Chronicle,  the company has “booked its first meeting since a raucous Macintosh team retreat in 1983 that reportedly included skinny-dipping and led the previous owners to ban further Apple gatherings.”

Author Frank Rose memorialized the hijinks in his book “West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer,” writing that the 1983 retreat was like a “college beer bash” and noting that some of the hotel’s guests were none too pleased with the behavior. As a result, the whole team was asked to leave the following day and never come back.

But now, according to the SFGate report, the La Playa Carmel has new ownership that would seem to recognize the value of having Apple as a client.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It does appear that the hotel still has a pool, though. So future guests, beware: Apple is coming back.

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