Travel Weekly's Mexico E-letter: March 28, 2007

REAL RESORTS launched a More for 4 promotion for travel agents, in an effort to boost business at the Royal, a resort that opened last month in Cancun. Under the promotion, agents will receive a $50 bonus for booking four nights or longer by June 30, for travel through Dec. 22. In addition, the customer will be guaranteed a one-category upgrade. The incentive applies to bookings through wholesalers or directly through the resort company. For information or to book, call (800) 543-7556 or visit www.realresorts.com.mx.

PACIFIC MONARCH RESORTS is poised to open the Cabo Azul Resort & Spa this summer. The property will feature 304 one- to three-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens, private patios and canopy beds as well as a 3,000-square-foot, Asian-inspired spa. The resort will also feature several eateries, including Javiers Cantina and Grill as well as an onsite market, deli, bakery and Internet cafe. The property also will feature a 3,200-square-foot wedding chapel. The resorts developers also are planning an adjacent boutique hotel scheduled to open in early 2008. For information, call (800) 828-4200.

KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS launched three Premium Suites at its El Dorado Seaside Suites property in the Riviera Maya. Targeted at couples and newlyweds who desire privacy, the 500-square-foot suites feature private plunge pools, access to private beach beds and private terraces. Premium Suites cost from $575 to $800 a night per couple, including premium liquor, soft drinks and meals as well as upgraded amenities and what Karisma describes as the propertys best oceanfront views. To book or for information, call (866) KARISMA or visit www.karismahotels.com.

MEANWHILE, COUPLES INTERESTED IN TYING THE KNOT and staying in one of the new Premium Suites or at any other Karisma property might want to consider using the services of Karismas new director of wedding services, Faith Wishnie. In her new position, Wishnie will be responsible for overseeing all wedding details and wedding staff teams for Karismas five resorts. Contact her at [email protected].

 

IN HONOR OF ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY, the Grand Bay Hotel Isla Navidad Resort in Manzanillo is offering discounts throughout 2007, depending on length of stay. The discounts will be applied to the guests entire hotel bill, as follows: 10% off for a two- or three-night stay; 20% off for four or five nights; and 30% off for six nights or longer. Depending on the season, rack room rates run from $339 to $499 a night. To book, call (800) WYNDHAM or visit www.wyndham.com.

Mexico E-Letter Editor: Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].

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