Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: March 12, 2008

SECRETS RESORTS & SPAS announced a major expansion in the Caribbean and Mexico, with plans to open eight new properties with 3,000 rooms by 2009. In Mexico, Secrets will open four resorts during the next two years, including the company's first properties in Huatulco and the Nayarit region. The first new opening will be the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun in July 2008, featuring seven a-la-carte restaurants, a spa and all-suite accommodations. The ultracontemporary Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun will open in August with such luxury facilities and amenities as a 13,000-square-foot spa, oversize showers and Jacuzzi tubs. In late 2009, the company will open the Secrets Punta de Mita Resort & Spa in the Nayarit region and the Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa in the state of Oaxaca. To book a Secrets property, call (866) GO-SECRETS or visit www.secretsresorts.com.

HACIENDA TRES RIOS, a luxury ecoresort within the Tres Rios Nature Park on the Riviera Maya, will open in July. The all-inclusive property will feature 273 suites ranging from 645 to 2,063 square feet, a spa, two pools, a private yacht club, equestrian facilities, a kids club and a 500-seat ballroom, among other facilities. In keeping with its ecofriendly plan, developers are building the property off site and assembling the buildings on site. The buildings sit off the ground on pilings to ensure natural water flow, supporting the local fish and aquatic bird communities. For details, visit www.haciendatresrios.com/index.html.

SANDOS HOTELS & RESORTS is offering reduced rates at select properties in the Riviera Maya region when bookings are made by March 20 for travel April 30 to Dec. 20. The discounts include 20% on junior suites at the Sandos Playacar Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa (opening this spring), 15% at Sandos Caracol Beach Resort & Spa and 15% at Sandos Select Club. In addition, one child under 12 stays and eats free, and a second child receives a 50% discount on meals and the room rate. To book, call (866) 887-5601 or visit www.sandoshotels.com.

THE HILTON LOS CABOS completed a remodeling of its Spa Oasis. The new spa features 7,000 square feet of spa within a two-story space with 13 treatment rooms and two VIP suites with bathtubs for two and a private lounge. The spa also includes a new beauty salon. The 375-room Hilton Los Cabos is a AAA four-diamond property. To book, call (800) HILTONS or visit www.hiltonloscabos.com.

THE HOTEL CAMINO REAL MONTERREY joined the Leading Hotels of the World organization of luxury accommodations. The recently opened, 254-room hotel is situated a short drive from downtown Monterrey in the exclusive San Pedro Garza Garcia neighborhood. The hotel features two restaurants, a coffee bar, a spa and fitness center, two swimming pools and banquet and meetings facilities. To book, call (800) 223-6800 or visit www.lhw.com.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron
Phone:
(973) 898-0011
[email protected]
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