Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: June 6, 2007

THE HILTON LOS CABOS Beach & Golf Resort added several free amenities to its poolside services. Guests lounging by the pool will be able to request fresh fruit kabobs in the morning, cool themselves with chilled aromatherapy hand towels or chilled Evian spray bottles midday or quench their thirst with frozen iced treats in the early evening. Guests also can rent an iPod and check out books and magazines, also for free. The amenities are available from the resorts poolside concierge. For information or to book, call (800) HILTONS or visit


PALACE RESORTS launched new wedding packages, including a free wedding package at select resorts and a Blessing of the Mayan Gods package at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun and the Aventura Spa Palace in the Riviera Maya. The latter costs $1,000 and includes a beach ceremony that embraces local Mayan traditions. Meanwhile, the free wedding package is available to couples who stay at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Aventura Spa Palace in the Riviera Maya, Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen and Vallarta Palace in Nuevo Vallarta. Features of the free wedding package include the marriage license and certificate, justice of the peace and a wedding location, among other things. For information or reservations, call (800) 635-1836 or visit

THE CASAMAGNA MARRIOTT PUERTO VALLARTA Resort and Spa is extending its Passport to Paradise promotion through Dec. 15. Under the promotion, guests who present a new passport showing Puerto Vallarta as the first port of entry in Mexico will receive a $100 resort credit. The promotion is valid when guests stay a minimum of five nights. For information or reservations, call (888) PARADISE or visit

UNITED VACATIONS launched a Sizzling Summer Savings promotion, offering up to 40% off air-hotel packages purchased by July 15. The promotion is in effect for travel through Dec. 15. A sample package to Cancun from Denver costs $949 per person, double (down from $1,499), for seven nights at the all-inclusive Gran Caribe Real Cancun. All packages include roundtrip air fare on United Airlines and hotel accommodations. For information or reservations, call (800) 328-6877 or visit

RESPONDING TO DEMAND, Alaska Airlines said it would offer daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Cancun when it resumed its seasonal service between the two cities on Oct. 28. Alaska inaugurated nonstop Seattle-Cancun service last winter, offering four flights a week between the two cities. The daily flights will operate through late April.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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