Mexico properties unveil free nights, family packages

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hotels in Mexico are offering a range of programs targeting the family market and couples as well as upgrades and other booking incentives. A sampling follows:

  • CasaMagna Marriott resorts in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta created an Escape to Romance package, available through Dec. 18. Rates for the program, which is offered for three- to seven-night stays, are $119 per couple, per night, in Puerto Vallarta and $139 in Cancun.
  • The package features oceanview accommodations, breakfast daily and champagne upon arrival; nightly turndown service is added at the Puerto Vallarta resort, and a pair of resort bathrobes to take home are included at the Cancun property.
    CasaMagna Marriott
    Phone: (800) 223-6388
    Web: www.marriotthotels.com.

  • Grupo Posadas is offering a fourth night free and breakfast at its Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Inn properties throughout Mexico. The promotion is valid for clients traveling on a minimum three-night FiestaBreak package through Aug. 29. Nightly rates range from $132 to $309 per person, double. Children age 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing a room with their parents.
    Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Inn
    Phone: (800) 9-BREAK-9 or (800) FIESTA-1.
    Web: www.fiestamexico.com and www.fiestainn.com
  • Rosewood's Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos is offering reduced rates on rooms and its romance package through Oct. 15. The nightly rates range from $275, double, for a gardenview junior suite to $2,500 for a three-bedroom Villa Paraiso suite.
  • The property's seven-night Pure Romance package features accommodations, airport transfers, champagne upon arrival, breakfast and lunch daily, five dinners, a 50-minute massage for two people and a choice of five other features, which include spa treatments and golf. Rates for the package range from $3,750 per couple for a gardenview junior suite to $7,950 for a one-bedroom suite.
    Las Ventanas al Paraiso
    Phone: (888) 525-0483
    Web: www.rosewoodhotels.com.

  • Melia Turquesa Cancun is targeting families with a four-night package, available through Dec. 19, and various activities. Included in the Family Friendly package are accommodations; a free stay for up to two children under age 12; breakfast daily; a 50% discount on food and beverages for children at the property's restaurants; airport transfers, and room taxes. The package is priced starting at $324 per person, double.
  • Melia Turquesa also has a Mexican Fiesta geared toward families every Tuesday night. The fiesta features live music, costumed dancers, pinatas and Mexican cuisine. A daily activities program for children ages 4 to 12 offers sandcastle-building contests, painting, bingo and an evening of song and dance performances by the kids.
    Melia Turquesa Cancun
    Phone: (800) 33-MELIA

    Web: www.solmelia.es

  • Clients wishing to spend the millennium at a Club Med in Mexico can book inclusive one- and two-week stays for weeks beginning Dec. 19, Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. A sample rate is $2,349 per person, double, for one week at Club Med Ixtapa, including air fare from New York.
  • For two-week packages beginning the week of Dec. 26, a discount of 25% is offered on the rate for the second week.

    Each village will hold celebrations and activities to mark the millennium.

    Club Med's Mexico properties are located in Cancun, Huatulco, Ixtapa, Playa Blanca (which is between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo) and Sonora Bay. Air-inclusive programs to Mexico are offered from six gateways: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington.
    Club Med
    Phone: (800) CLUB MED

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