RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico -- Presidente Inter-Continental Hotels and
Resorts is poised to open an upscale, 90-room hotel on the shores
of this resort destination.
Built at a cost of $40 million, the Presidente Inter-Continental
Paraiso de la Bonita is scheduled to open Jan. 14 on 14 acres of
beachfront property on Petenpich Bay.
The hotel will consist of 82 one-bedroom suites, seven
two-bedroom suites and one presidential suite with two bedrooms and
a dining room. The presidential suite also will feature butler
All units will be decorated with an eclectic mix of furnishings
and materials from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, India, the
Mediterranean and Mexico.
Ground-floor suites will feature private plunge pools in a
garden courtyard, and second-floor units will come with a choice of
hammocks or lounge chairs.
All rooms will feature separate living areas, large bathrooms
with Bvlgari bath products, dual-line phones with computer hookups,
CD and DVD players and a stocked bar.
One of the hotel's major selling points will be a
17,222-square-foot spa offering thalassotherapy treatments that
incorporate heated seawater and algae. The spa also will offer more
traditional massage and beauty treatments.
The spa complex will include a Jacuzzi, steam and dry saunas and
Dining choices will include the "casually elegant" La Canoa
restaurant, specializing in seafood, and a more casual open-air
restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Paraiso de la Bonita also will feature a wine cellar stocked
with more than 4,000 bottles.
Guests will be able to work off their meals at the fitness
center, the 130-foot infinity pool, the tennis court and the nature
path designed for walking or jogging. Golf is available nearby.
For business travelers, the resort will feature a function room
that can be divided into two separate spaces.
A library near the reception area will include a bar as well as
books, magazines, games, CDs, DVDs and Internet access.
Rates at the resort will start at $410 per night, single or
double, for a one-bedroom suite from Jan. 14 through April 30.
Prices will rise to $550 per night from May 1 through the end of
Two-bedroom suites cost $1,250 per night, and the presidential
suite costs $2,250 per night. These rates are year-round.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 327-0200 or