Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: June 28, 2006

YOU COULD SAY the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos is revving up its airport transportation service. The luxury, 172-room resort added several Mercedes-Benz GL450 luxury sport utility vehicles to its already impressive fleet of upscale people movers used to transport guests between the airport and the resort. The new Mercedes is the German automakers first full-size luxury SUV, with room for seven passengers. In addition to the Mercedes, One&Onlys fleet includes the Hummer H2 and the Land Rover. No matter the vehicle, guests are greeted at the airport, assisted with their bags and offered a number of amenities once inside the vehicle, including chilled, bottled water; scented towels; and a built-in entertainment system. For information or reservations, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com.

THE CASA DEL MAR Beach Golf & Spa, the 56-room, hacienda-style resort in Cabo San Lucas, is undergoing a $2 million renovation that will be undertaken in phases in an effort to minimize the effect on guests. The top-to-bottom renovation, which will include creating a Mexican motif in all rooms and refurbishing the spa and restaurants, is scheduled for completion by October. Among other things, rooms will receive raised platform beds with Egyptian cotton bedding, Jacuzzi bathtubs and walk-in, marble showers. The Casa del Mar is under new ownership and management by the Grand Heritage Hotels Group. For information or reservations, call (888) 227-9621 or visit www.casadelmarmexico.com.

THE 18-ROOM HACIENDA Xcanatun in Merida is promoting a three-night Maya Healing package for $750 per person, double. The package is valid through Dec. 15 this year and from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2007. Designed to promote the boutique resorts Mayan-inspired spa, the package includes airport transfers, three nights in a Superior room (upgrades available), daily breakfast, two massages and one facial per person, one pedicure and a rock crystal to increase positive energy. For information or reservations, call (888) 883-3633 or visit www.xcanatun.com.

APPLE VACATIONS is promoting Cancun with packages that feature a number of value-added components. The operator is also offering roundtrip air fare starting at $230. For example, at the Grand Sirenis all-inclusive resort, a seven-night package is priced from $780 per person, double, with kids 11 and younger paying $300. The Grand Sirenis is scheduled to open on July 15 with all junior suites. The package is valid on select departures from Aug. 31 to Oct. 29. For information about this and other packages, visit www.applevacations.com.

Mexico E-Letter Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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