Krystal Hotel Cancun to open fourth meeting room


CANCUN, Mexico -- The Krystal Hotel Cancun, seeking to expand its group business, wrapped up a renovation of its meetings facilities and now will be able to accommodate up to 440 people for group events.

The resort will open its newest meetings room to groups on Sept. 1, according to William Navia, general director for Mexican Hotels Corp., the North American marketing arm for Krystal Hotels.

With the latest addition, the resort now has four meeting rooms.

He said the renovation began last year and included such tasks as removing carpeting throughout the property and replacing it with marble floors.

A view of the pool area at the Krystal Hotel Cancun. The guest rooms also were redone with new furnishings and soft goods, and the pools were given a face-lift.

The 322-room hotel is located in the center of Cancun's hotel zone and across the street from the Cancun Convention Center.

Navia said 15% of the resort's business stems from the group market.

The resort has dedicated staff members for groups on site as well as in Mexican Hotel Corp.'s Houston office.

Navia said most of the coordination for groups can be done through Hotel Krystal's toll-free number.

He said an average stay for meeting attendees is seven nights -- four nights for the event plus an additional three at either the beginning or end of their visit.

The resort is offering a package to coincide with the opening of the meetings room.

The resort set a $99 per room rate and is giving the fourth night free. The offer is valid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 22.

One of the hotel's major attractions is its seven-column open area, which is used for outdoor cocktail receptions.

The spot is located near the pool and looks out onto the ocean.

Groups also have the option of using the Christine Club, the resort's disco, for functions as well as two of the resort's restaurants, Hacienda El Mortero and Bogarts, where theme parties are held.

El Mortero is a Mexican-style eatery and Bogarts is a Moroccan-style venue that is influenced by the film "Casablanca."

The Krystal Cancun has a business center, which is open daily, and gives guests access to the Internet, fax machines and secretarial services.

The Krystal Cancun is about a 20- to 25-minute ride from the airport.

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