INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP opened the
first Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Mexico City.
Located near the World Trade Center and the city's financial
district, the 218-room property features the brand's signature
amenities, including the complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar
with two hot meal options and a selection of breakfast items. Aimed
at business travelers, the property features 31 suites designed for
extended-stay use, wireless Internet access in all rooms and public
areas, cable TV, work desks and a fitness center. For information
or reservations, visit www.ichotelsgroup.com.
JAZZAND LATIN MUSIC might want to plan a
trip to the Riviera Maya to coincide with the fourth annual Latin
Jazz Music Festival, scheduled for Nov. 22 to 25 in Playa del
Carmen. Performances will be held nightly starting at 8 p.m. at
Mamitas Beach Nov. 22 to 24 and at the Royal Porto Real on Nov. 25.
Admission will be free from Nov. 22 to 24, and a "minimal" donation
will be required on Nov. 25. Among the scheduled performers are
Kool & the Gang, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Aguamala, Mint
Condition, Wet Paint, Tom Coster, Benny Ibarra and Nacho Mendez.
For information about the festival, visit www.rivieramayajazzfestival.com.
CABOS TOURISM BOARD and travel marketing firm Destination
Ventures have partnered to offer seminars for travel agents in 15
U.S. cities through October. The "Come to Know Los Cabos" events
will include one-hour, classroom-style seminars led by a
Destination Ventures representative; a mini tradeshow featuring
hotels, airlines and tour operators that serve Los Cabos; and a
breakfast or dinner. Participating agents will receive a Los Cabos
sales guide. For information or to register, visit www.loscabos-seminars.com.
RAIL JOURNEYS (formerly the American Orient Express) is
extending a $600 per couple Early Booking Savings promotion for all
2006 departures of the GrandLuxe Mexico rail itinerary through
Sept. 30. The company will debut eight-night luxury rail trips
through Mexico from El Paso, Texas, beginning in October. Stops
include the Copper Canyon, the beaches of Mazatlan, Guadalajara,
San Miguel de Allende and the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Weekly
departures will start Oct. 29 and continue through April. Prices
start at $4,190 per person, double, in a vintage Pullman cabin. For
information or reservations, call (800) 320-4206 or visit www.grandluxerail.com.
RESORT on the Riviera Maya launched three packages for
honeymooners and couples who want to renew their vows. Three- to
seven-night packages start at $2,359 per couple through Dec. 20.
Esencia, a boutique property on Playa Xpu-Ha, features 29 suites
and rooms with plunge pools and private solariums, the Aroma spa
and the Sal y Fuego restaurant. For information or reservations,
call (877) 528-3490 or visit www.hotelesencia.com.
Phone: (973) 898-0011
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