Ritz Cancun Lures Visa Cardholders

As part of a companywide summer promotion, Ritz-Carlton Cancun is offering reduced rates from May 23 to Sept. 7 for clients who book rooms with their Visa credit cards.

The room rates, which are subject to availability, are commissionable to travel agents at 10%.

Under the promotion, the room rates range from $159 to $199 per night, double.

Clients also can take advantage of promotional rates in rooms on the Ritz-Carlton Club level, which offers additional amenities and services, including a private lounge with complimentary food and beverage throughout the day and the services of a Club Level concierge.

The Visa summer promotion rate in the Club level is $229 per night, double.

Ritz Carlton, Phone: (800) 241-3333


Hotel Spa Ixtapan, located 65 miles outside Mexico City, introduced Spanish lessons in its 28-day Vibrance program.

The 28-day package is designed to incorporate education, ecology, adventure, sports, fitness, beauty and weight management.

The program includes accommodations and three meals daily as well as daily spa treatments; daily Spanish classes (except Sundays); lessons in yoga, golf and tennis; hikes; aerobics classes, and excursions to areas such as Taxco, Cuernavaca and Teotenango.

Rates for the 28-day Vibrance program are $3,600 per person, double, through April 27.

Hotel Spa Ixtapan, Phone: (800) 638-7950


Hotel Twin Dolphin in Los Cabos slated two summer promotions.

The property is offering reduced summer rates of $175 per night between June 1 and Oct. 31.

Regular nightly room rates at the property range from $265 to $325.

Additionally, the resort will provide guests with a fourth night free and a food and beverage credit of $30 per room, per night, from June 1 to Sept. 30.

A choice of meal plans is available for an additional cost.

Hotel Twin Dolphin, situated on 135 acres on the corridor area of Los Cabos, features 44 guest rooms and six suites.

Hotel Twin Dolphin, Phone: (800) 421-8925


Five Presidente Inter-Continental properties introduced a Sunnymoon package for couples as well as the option to include an on-site wedding ceremony in the program.

The Sunnymoon package, available for four- or six-night stays, is offered at the firm's properties in Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Ixtapa.

The program includes accommodations in a beachfront room or a room with a king-size bed; a welcome bottle of champagne, daily breakfast, a floral arrangement and an hors d'oeuvres platter in the room, one dinner and all gratuities.

At the firm's three inclusive properties in Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Los Cabos, the packages include all meals and beverages, entertainment and recreational programs.

The optional wedding ceremony features champagne, flowers, a wedding cake, a photographer and the services of a ceremony official.

Through Dec. 20, rates for the Sunnymoon package start at $885 per couple for four nights at the Ixtapa property.

With the wedding ceremony included, the four-night rate at the property is $1,329 per couple.

Presidente Inter-Continental, Phone: (800) 327-0200

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