RETURN TO MEXICO CITY after an absence of more than 20
years when the Park Hyatt Mexico City-Reforma opens in 2009. The
luxury, 150-room hotel, the first Park Hyatt in Mexico, will open
in the Capital Reforma development, a new, multiuse complex of
office space, shops and high-end residences. The hotel will feature
two restaurants, a lounge and bar, a two-floor spa and ample
meetings space. It will be managed by Hyatt and developed by GICSA,
a Mexico-based real estate development firm. Hyatt officials said
the Park Hyatt Mexico City-Reforma is the first in a series of new
properties the company is planning to add to its Mexico portfolio
during the next few years in both city and beach locations. Hyatt
International operates five hotels in Acapulco, Cancun, Merida and
WORLDWIDE VACATIONS launched its annual Mexico
Extravaganza promotion, featuring 145 resorts in 12 destinations.
The promotion includes such money-saving offers as free nights,
free accommodations and meals for kids and resort credits for such
things as golf, spa treatments and meals. Seven-night packages
start at $529 per person, double, at the NH Krystal Cancun,
including roundtrip air from Miami and airport transfers. Mexico
Extravaganza packages are available for booking through May 7 for
travel April 25 to Dec. 20. To book or for information, call (800)
229-4999 or visit www.gogowwv.com.
VACATION OWNERSHIP, a division of Starwood Hotels &
Resorts, said it broke ground on its second Westin-branded vacation
ownership property in Mexico, the Westin Los Cabos Ocean Villas.
The property will feature 64 two-bedroom villas and feature
signature Westin amenities including Heavenly Beds, a fitness
facility, restaurant and pools. Starwood Vacation Ownership has two
other resorts under development in Mexico, the Westin Lagunamar
Ocean Resort in Cancun and the St. Regis Residence Club, Punta
VELAS RESORT in Puerto Vallarta launched a free night
promotion for guests who book and stay at least four nights through
Dec. 20. The Free Night Stay promotion includes accommodations in a
Master Suite or Grand Class Suite, one hydrotherapy treatment at
the resort's spa and three daily meals. Rates start at $265 per
person per night, double. To book or for information, call (866)
612-1097 or visit www.hotelcasavelas.com.
AIRLINES said it will launch nonstop service from
Portland, Ore., to Mexico City, effective June 1. The service will
be operated four times a week, departing Portland at 8 a.m. and
arriving in Mexico City at 3:25 p.m. The return flight will depart
Mexico City at 8:45 p.m. and arrive in Portland around midnight.
Mexicana currently flies nonstop from Portland to
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