CANCUN -- You can tell a lot about a resort from its name.
In the case of the Ambiance Villas here, the name was chosen to
reflect the resort's design theme, which creates a definite
atmosphere -- one of luxury "punctuated by a feeling of cool,
tropical elegance," according to Ursula Hahn, the resort's general
Ambiance Villas isn't a new resort. It's the landmark Kin-Ha
Hotel, re-branded after a one-year, $5 million renovation.
According to its operators, the renovations provided a sense of
continuity throughout the resort, beginning with the public spaces
and continuing into the guest rooms.
Ambiance features a main building and a series of three-story
buildings in a garden setting that house a combination of single
rooms; studios with kitchenettes; and one-, two- and three-bedroom
The suites range in size from 775 to 1,895 square feet and
feature fully equipped kitchens, large bathrooms, private patios or
balconies and cable television.
All rooms were renovated with new furniture made from natural
woods, and upholstery and window treatments feature bright,
Among the enhancements are polished marble in guest bathrooms,
new tile floors, new beds and mattresses, new cable televisions and
The resort's restaurant was redecorated in a traditional Mexican
In an effort to acquaint agents with the "new" property,
Ambiance is offering a travel agent rate of $49 a night, single or
double, through Dec. 25.
In addition, the resort is paying a 15% commission on published
room rates, which range from $120 for a studio to $600 for a
For clients, the resort is offering golf and honeymoon
The four-night golf package costs from $435 per person, double,
through Aug. 20. It includes greens fees and one round of golf at
the 18-hole Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club, with use of a golf cart, and a
15% discount on food and beverage at the resort.
A four-night honeymoon package includes accommodations in a
one-bedroom suite, dinner for two with wine, one massage per person
and a 15% discount on food and beverage.
For information or reservations, call (866) 340-9082 or visit
the Web at www.ambiancevillas.com.