PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL COZUMEL Resort & Spa
opened this month after a $25 million renovation that marked the
launch of Cozumel's first luxury resort, according to the hotel's
operator. "The opening marks the beginning of the transformation
and repositioning of Cozumel as an upscale destination," said Grupo
Presidente, operator of Presidente InterContinental Hotels &
Resorts. All of the resort's 220 rooms feature wide-screen, plasma
TVs; designer furnishings; and upscale amenities. Facilities
include a 6,500-square-foot spa, a PADI-operated water sports
center, a putting green, several restaurants and a children's club.
Room rates start at $239 a night for a poolview room. For
information or reservations, visit www.intercontinental.com/cozumel.
LEISURE'S VILLAS OF DISTINCTION division is promoting
last-minute vacations this holiday season at more than 100 villa
properties throughout its product line, including Mexico. In
Mexico, Villas of Distinction said available properties include the
four-bedroom Casa del Amor villa in an exclusive gated community in
Los Cabos. The villa costs from $500 a night from Dec. 15 to Jan.
2. Also available is the Casita Colorado, a three-bedroom villa in
an exclusive neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta. Rates start at $550 a
night. For information about these and other villa properties, call
(800) 289-0900 or visit www.villasofdistinction.com.
WILL LAUNCH the only nonstop international service from
Austin, Texas, with four weekly flights to Mexico City starting
Dec. 15. The flights will leave Austin at 2:45 p.m. on Sundays,
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, arriving in Mexico City at 5 p.m.
Flights from Mexico City will depart at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in
Austin at 1:25 p.m. Aeromexico is promoting introductory roundtrip
fares of $198. Excluding seasonal charters that Funjet contracted
Aeromexico to fly this year to Cancun, the flight will be the first
regular service from Austin to an international destination since
February 2004, when Mexicana discontinued service after 11
90-SUITE PARAISO de la BONITA resort in the Riviera Maya
launched a seven-night Champagne, Catamaran & Crystal Christmas
package from Dec 19 to 26. Among other luxury features, the package
includes a gourmet Christmas dinner for two; a three-course dinner
for two at La Canoa personally prepared by the resort's chef; a
sunset cruise aboard the resort's catamaran; one hot-stone massage
per person; and daily breakfast. The package costs $5,999 double.
For information or reservations, visit www.paraisodelabonita.com.
Phone: (973) 898-0011
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