Marriott to open JW property in Cancun in June

CANCUN -- Marriott is planning to open its second Cancun property in June 2000. The resort, currently under construction on a beachfront stretch of land next to its sister property, Marriott CasaMagna Cancun, will carry the luxury JW flag, intended to distinguish top-drawer facilities, amenities and services.

JW Marriott Cancun will feature 450 guest rooms, including 45 suites, and a variety of facilities and activities. A centerpiece will be a 20,000-square-foot spa offering massage services, body scrubs, healing water baths and facials, among other treatments.

The property also will have a swimming pool, a water sports center, a health club, a sauna, and an indoor lap pool, as well as a children's club and a game room for families.

Dining options will include an upscale Italian restaurant, a casual venue and a poolside bar and grill.

The property will be equipped for groups, with 18,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center.

JW Marriott Cancun will be part of Marriott's Offshore Resorts network, which includes Marriott's other two Mexican beach resort properties -- CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun and CasaMagna Marriott Resort Puerto Vallarta -- as well as a number of other properties throughout the Caribbean.

Sales and marketing efforts for JW Marriott Cancun will be handled through Marriott's Offshore Resorts sales office in Somerset, N.J.

Marriott operates one other property under the JW brand in Mexico -- JW Marriott Mexico City. The company's Mexico portfolio also includes Mexico City Airport Marriott Hotel.

JW Marriott Cancun
Phone: (800) 223-6388

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