sold the Mexico
City Airport Marriott
to a local company for an
undisclosed sum, Marriott said.
The 600-room hotel is being managed by Camino Real, which took
control of the property Jan. 30. The nine-story hotel is connected
via a walkway to Benito Juarez Airport.
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Delta said it will expand its service between
Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport and
Cancun from one flight a week to four, effective
The nonstop flights will operate Thursdays through Sundays. The
service had been offered only on Saturdays. Flight 718 will depart
Cincinnati at 9 a.m. and arrive in Cancun at 11:06 a.m. On the
return, Flight 719 will depart Cancun at 1:42 p.m. and arrive in
Cincinnati at 5:50 p.m.
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Apple Vacations launched a "12 Weeks of Frees"
promotion, offering customers free room nights, air fare and meals
on select air/hotel packages from April 18 to July 4. Packages must
be booked by April 17.
From Chicago, for example, a companion flies free to Cancun when
staying seven nights at the Continental Plaza Playacar. The
all-inclusive package starts at $699.99 for the first person and
$399.99 for a companion.
From Denver, a companion flies free and kids stay and eat free
at the Viva Wyndham Vallarta. The seven-night, all-inclusive
package starts at $799.99 for the first person and $599.99 for a
All prices are per person, double. For information or
reservations, call (800) 365-2775 or visit www.applevacations.com.
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Visitors staying at the Hotel Finisterra in Los
Cabos can learn "Baja-style" cooking from chef Ignacio Jimenez
every Friday through the end of the year.
The property is offering guests a one-time cooking class for $25
that includes a recipe handbook and lunch. The class is held from
noon to 2 p.m. in the hotel's kitchen or poolside.
Cooking classes focus on regional cuisines and spices. For
example, this month's classes focus on regional seafood, while
classes in May and June will focus on the wines of Mexico and foods
to accompany them.
For details or hotel reservations, call (800) 347-2252 or visit
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Ritz-Carlton launched a Caribbean a la Carte
program that includes its property in Cancun.
The program offers a menu of package options for clients who
book by June 15 for stays between May 2 and Dec. 15.
At the Ritz-Carlton Cancun, clients who book five nights pay
$269 per night, double. A separate $250 resort credit per room, per
stay, can be used for such things as spa treatments, meals and
For details, call (800) 686-2786 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].