CANCUN and the Riviera Maya are continuing to roll out
deals to boost business in the wake of Hurricane Dean. Elan Resort
& Spa in Cancun, for example, is offering rates starting at 33%
off traditional fall prices through Dec. 20, when a deluxe room for
two costs $300 a night, all-inclusive. Elan is also offering agents
a $50 a night bonus commission for bookings made by Nov. 1. Visit
www.elanresort.com. The all-inclusive Blue Bay Getaway
in Cancun introduced a rate of $70 a night per person, up to 30%
off standard rates, for stays up to Dec. 20. Visit www.bluebayresorts.com. Mexico Boutique Hotels is
offering a fourth night free for bookings of three nights or longer
made by Sept. 10 at certain resorts along the Yucatan. Visit www.mexicoboutiquehotels.com.
HOTELS AND RESORTS is raising its flag in Cozumel after a
franchise agreement with the owners of the 402-room Reef Club
Cozumel Beach and Dive Resort. The resort will be known as the
Wyndham Cozumel Resort and Spa after completing a
multimillion-dollar renovation that will bring it up to Wyndham
standards. Operating under the Wyndham brand, the resort will
continue to be managed by owner Island Properties, based in
Cozumel. Located on the southwest coast of Cozumel, the property
features eight swimming pools and the largest spa in
HOTELS AND RESORTS and developer Grupo Carrousel said they
will open Capella Bahia Maroma, a 254-acre, mixed-use resort
development in the Riviera Maya, 26 miles south of Cancun Airport.
The resort will feature 82 suites located in beachfront villas, an
18-hole golf course with golf-front villas, jungle haciendas,
private homes, a spa and several restaurants. The resort is
scheduled to open in winter 2008-09.
MAYA BEACH RESORT added Club Premium services for guests
who book suite accommodations. The service gives guests staying in
a suite such preferences as priority seating in a-la-carte
restaurants; use of the Premium Club Lounge with free Internet
access, breakfast and daily refreshments; private check-in and
checkout; and discounts on excursions. For information or
reservations, call (800) BARCELO or visit www.barcelo.com.
AEROMEXICO is ceasing service between Fort
Lauderdale and Mexico City, effective Sept. 9, due to low demand.
Aeromexico initially started flying between Fort Lauderdale and the
Mexican capital in 2003 but canceled that service in July 2004,
also due to low demand. This latest Fort Lauderdale-Mexico City
service was resumed last October amid much fanfare.
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