PROPERTIES, a real estate development company based in the
United Arab Emirates, broke ground on its $500 million Hydra Waves
project in Mazatlan. The development will include a 500-room hotel,
a spa and fitness center, a 1,000-seat conference center, a
100,000-square-foot shopping complex, an apartment building and
other facilities situated within several towers in Mazatlan's
Tourist Zone. A completion date was not announced for the project.
THE LOS CABOS
CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU said Gonzalo Franyutti De
La Parra was elected president of the bureau for 2008. Franyutti is
also general manager of the Chileno Bay Club. Franyutti was one of
several hospitality officials elected to the bureau for 2008. Ella
Messerli, general manager of the Marquis Los Cabos, was elected
vice president of marketing.
AIR, Alaska Airlines' sister carrier, will offer weekly,
nonstop service between Los Angeles and Loreto, starting Jan. 19.
The new route, Horizon's first-ever to Mexico, will supplement
Alaska Airlines' existing LAX-Loreto service. The Horizon flights
will operate on Saturdays. Horizon will use 70-seat jets on the
route. Alaska Airlines offers four weekly LAX-Loreto flights on
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
RESORT & SPA in Los Cabos has launched Latin Fever
Weekends. Latin dance contests, Latin cooking and Latin music will
be featured on select Saturdays during 2008. As part of the
promotion, salsa/Latin dance contests will be held on Jan. 12,
March 8, June 7 and Aug. 9, with couples competing for a first
prize of a five-night stay in a Jacuzzi Suite and a second-prize of
a three-night stay in a Superior Room. Prizes will be valid for six
months. Meanwhile, groups booking at least 10 rooms for Latin Fever
Weekends will receive the 11th room free. Rates start at $175 a
night, including meals, alcoholic beverages and entertainment. Call
(888) 201-7551 or visit www.desireresorts.com.
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