Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: April 12, 2006

THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DE MEXICO has opened in Mexico City next to the World Trade Center. The 310-room, 10-story property features facilities and amenities aimed at business travelers, including an in-room business center equipped with a computer, free Internet access, work desk and task lighting. In addition, the hotel offers wireless Internet access throughout the property, including public spaces. The property also offers a Ladies First program featuring designated rooms for women with additional lighting, mirrors and high-powered hair dryers. All guests can make pillow selections from a special pillow menu, and rooms feature the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage, special sleep-promoting amenities such as high-end bedding, night lights, sleep CDs, eye masks and ear plugs. For information or reservations, call (800) 2-CROWNE or visit www.crowneplaza.com.

THE BARCELO TUCANCUN BEACH HOTEL is promoting its reopening on April 22 with spring and summer packages. The resort, which completed a multimillion-dollar renovation following Hurricane Wilma, is offering a three-night, all-inclusive package for $229 per person. The resort rebuilt and renovated its 322 rooms, renovated its reception area and lobby bar and constructed a new pool and pool deck area. Resort officials said the propertys beach has been widened and brought back to its pre-hurricane condition by the Mexican governments beach rejuvenation project in Cancun. For information or reservations, call (800) BARCELO or visit www.barcelo.com.

THE UPSCALE ONE&ONLY PALMILLA resort in Los Cabos launched a variety of summer packages valid from July 1 to Oct. 15 featuring such money-saving features as free nights and free golf. The seven-night Escape to Baja package, for example, offers the last two nights free, and children 11 and younger receive a complimentary kids amenity. Meanwhile, guests staying a minimum of three nights are entitled to a 30% discount on accommodations. The plan includes continental breakfast and two rounds of golf during the stay. For information or reservations, call the reservations department at (866) 829-2977 or the resort directly at (888) 691-8081; the resorts Web site is located at www.oneandonlyresorts.com.

ALSO IN LOS CABOS, the Casa del Mar Beach, Golf & Spa Resort is promoting a Breakaway Special through May 31. Under the promotion, guests who arrive on a Monday and stay for two nights will receive 35% off the regular rate. The discounted daily rate starts at $265 from April 1 to May 31. The package includes an oceanview room, airport transfers, free daily shuttle service to Los Cabos, 25% off greens fees at the Cabo Real golf course and use of the fitness center and spa facilities. For information or reservations, call (888) 227-9621 or visit www.casadelmarmexico.com.

SEA KAYAK ADVENTURES, an adventure tour operator in Idaho, is promoting an expedition to the Baja peninsula that combines sea kayaking with yoga. Scheduled from April 30 to May 7, the seven-night Sea of Cortes Islands Yoga and Kayaking program begins just south of Loreto with kayaking along the arid coastlines of Danzante and Carmen islands, located in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park. Yoga teacher and marine biologist Diane Bunting will lead yoga meditation sessions in the morning and during breaks from paddling. Other activities will include snorkeling, hiking and wildlife viewing. The trip includes two nights in Loreto, meals, airport transfers and all camping and paddling gear. The package costs $1,195 per person. To book or for information, call (800) 616-1943 or visit www.seakayakadventures.com.

Mexico E-Letter Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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