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
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.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.
Phone: (800) 223-6388
Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Inn
Phone: (800) 9-BREAK-9 or (800) FIESTA-1.
Web: www.fiestamexico.com and www.fiestainn.comRosewood'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.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.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Phone: (888) 525-0483
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
Melia Turquesa Cancun
Phone: (800) 33-MELIA
Web: www.solmelia.esClients 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
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
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.
Phone: (800) CLUB MED