CANCUN, Mexico -- Mexico's Real Resorts purchased five hotels:
Continental Villas Plaza (Cancun); Club Bananas (Playa del Carmen);
Plaza Las Glorias Cabo San Lucas; Hotel Sierra (Manzanillo); and
Continental Plaza (Ixtapa).
With the acquisitions, Real Resorts has grown from three
properties to eight. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"As we continue to expand and implement our three distinctive
resort brands ... we are investing millions of dollars in the [new]
properties to bring them up to the Real standard and make each
property the best in its brand category," said Fernando Garcia,
managing director of Real Resorts.
Real Resorts operates three brands: Real, a four-star brand;
Gran, a more expensive five-star brand; and Royal, a luxury
All of the newly acquired properties have been reflagged with
the Real moniker and will be marketed under one of the three
Continental Villas Plaza has been renamed the Gran Caribe Real
Resort & Spa; Hotel Sierra has become the Gran Bahia Real
Resort & Spa; Plaza Las Glorias Cabo San Lucas is now the Costa
Real Cabo Resort & Spa; Continental Plaza is now known as the
Costa Real Ixtapa Resort & Suites; and Club Bananas becomes the
Real Playa Carmen Hotel & Beach Club.
Renovation of all properties was scheduled for completion by the
end of May. Rooms were to be refurbished with new carpeting,
bedroom furniture, bed linens and Mexican artwork. The hotels'
landscaping will be enhanced with new lighting and local flora, and
the pool areas will be updated with heat-resistant decks and new
In addition, all restaurants will be redesigned, meetings
facilities and business services will be enhanced, and fitness
centers will be equipped with the latest equipment.
Guests at any of Real Resorts' properties can use the facilities
of the others (with the exception of the Royal Porto Real Suites
& Spa and the Pacific coast properties).
For information or reservations, call (800) 543-7556 or visit
the Web at www.realresorts.com.mx.
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].