HOTELS & RESORTS purchased
the 61-room Las Ventanas al Paraiso Resort in Los Cabos from
Dallas-based JTL Capital for an undisclosed sum. The resort will
continue to be managed by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. Ty Warner
hotels is expected to invest a hefty sum expanding Las Ventanas
facilities, including its spa. Other Ty Warner properties are the
San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., and the Kona Village
Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.
CANCUN is on a mission to
keep its position as the No. 1 destination for Americans visiting
Mexico. Projects in development include new hotels, expanded
shopping centers, and international exposition center and a
racetrack for Formula One events. On the hotel front, construction
is underway on the Grand Aqua hotel, which will be operated by the
Fiesta Americana hotel chain. The property will have 371 oceanview
rooms, including 36 suites, plus a spa and fitness center, four
restaurants and bars, and 16,500 square feet of meetings space.
Grand Aqua is scheduled to open in November. In other hotel news,
The Spanish hotel chain Oasis recently acquired Cancuns three
Calinda properties, renaming them Oasis America (downtown Cancun),
Oasis Viva and Oasis Beach.
PALACE RESORTS announced it will launch a luxury hotel
brand, Le Blanc Spa Resort, an all-inclusive, adults-only property
that will debut in Cancun in winter 2005. Formerly the Hotel Sierra
Cancun, the hotel was acquired by Palace Resorts and closed on Aug.
29 for a multimillion-dollar renovation. As its name implies, Le
Blanc Spa Resorts interiors and furniture will be white, with
contemporary furnishings mixing primitive, tropical and Mexican
elements. As part of the renovation, a spa will be built, all rooms
will be equipped with Jacuzzis and three specialty restaurants will
be created. For details, visit www.leblancsparesort.com.
HOLIDAYS is offering the fourth
night free at the Radisson Resort Ixtapa when clients travel Nov.
16 through Dec. 20. Four-night, land-only packages start at $196
per person, double, reflecting a savings of $102 per couple. Prices
include roundtrip airport transfers, all hotel taxes and
surcharges. For information and reservations, visit www.PleasantAgent.com or call (800)
XCANATUN near Merida launched a Stress Busting weekend
package that includes a choice of two massages or body treatments
per person. A three-night package costs $1,250 per couple through
Oct. 31 and $1,350 from Nov. 1 to April 30. The package includes
accommodations in a suite with an outdoor soaking tub, daily
breakfast for two, a three-course dinner with wine at the resorts
Casa de Piedra restaurant, roundtrip airport transfers, and taxes
and service charges. For information or reservations, call (888)
883-3633, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web at www.xcanatun.com.