Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort To Open On 1st March 2012

Sandos Hotels & Resorts has recently announced the launch of its first ever Cancun property, the new Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, which was formally managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts prior to Sandos taking over.

The 214-room luxury hotel will re-open its doors to guests on 1st March, 2012 and tourists taking Cancun holidays at the newly renovated resort will be able to enjoy all-inclusive offerings, new gourmet restaurants and culinary programmes.

Jacques De Paep, the director of sales and marketing for the Spanish-owned Sandos Hotels & Resorts, commented: “We are thrilled to open the Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, offering a boutique all-inclusive experience unlike anything currently available in Cancun.

“Our extremely high service standards, expansive culinary programme, and Sandos’ commitment to spectacular resort locations is sure to delight couples looking for a luxurious getaway.”

Sandos can now add Cancun hotels to their portfolio which currently includes two resorts in the Riviera Maya, Mexico: Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa.

During holidays to Cancun, guests staying in one of Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort’s 74 Premium Level suites will be able to enjoy access to private cabanas at the beach and swimming pool; a private concierge service, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The lobby bar was renovated in December, 2011 and diners can choose from four restaurants at the resort that feature a wide selection of Asian, Caribbean and Avant Garde cuisine.

The “Total Gourmet Experience” offers a fantastic all-inclusive programme that visitors can take advantage of throughout their Cancun holidays at the resort. The package includes all meals and beverages (including imported drinks), evening entertainment and a wide choice of exciting activities such as tennis, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, plus access to the fitness centre and three swimming pools.

Other additional activities are available at an extra charge including lavish spa and beauty treatments, motorised water sports, scuba diving excursions and golf at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club.

The Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort is situated upon a stunning white sand beach, just a short distance from Cancun International Airport and Cancuns tourist attractions, bars, night clubs and shopping areas.

Travellers planning holidays in Cancun from March, 2012 will be able to stay at the luxury all-inclusive Cancun hotel from $383 per night (based on double occupancy).

Planning A Wedding Abroad With Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Weddings, moving house and divorces are meant to be the most stressful things to go through in life and as more brides and grooms are opting to tie the knot abroad, the stress levels are likely to increase.

However, help is available for couples planning weddings abroad via Faith Wishnie, the director of wedding services for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.

According to Wishnie, the rising number of destination weddings is down to the changes in todays modern society.

“Awareness of destination (wedding) options has really jumped. This is because of family and friends being spread across the world, people are travelling more now, and the Internet has played a big part because it’s easy to do the research,” she explained.

Beach weddings are a popular option for loved-up couples who are seeking romance and a picturesque setting. Destinations such as the Caribbean are among the favourites due to the large number of all inclusive resorts, tailor-made wedding packages and considerably lower costs compared to weddings in the United Kingdom.

Many of the resorts offer free wedding planners who can take care of all of the details, from the marriage licence and legal documents, to the flowers, photographer, music and catering.

“The trend is (for brides) who want to have the planning simplified and have everything taken care of,” added Wishnie.

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has 12 wedding planners who can help brides and grooms plan their dream Cancun weddings via email and over the phone, plus 15 onsite wedding coordinators who are available at the hotel groups seven properties across Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

The resorts also offer a separate groom’s room, so the bride and groom can both get ready in privacy before the ceremony.
Wishnie offers a couple of tips for couples so they can enjoy stress-free weddings abroad:

Don’t check-in anything that you’ll absolutely need or want for the big day. Carry your dress with you and/or buy anything there that you definitely want for the wedding, she said.

Don’t bring party favours with you. We can work with you to get favours or flowers and decorations cheaper (onsite).”

Original Resorts Expands In The Cancun Holidays Market With New clothing-optional Desire Hotel In Cancun

Due to open next 30th March 2012 in time for the ever-popular spring holiday season (especially popular among young American travellers and spring-breakers) the new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, will become the chains second hotel of this kind, a truly lavish five-star resort complex and couples-only property which will become the brands fifth theme hotel and resort in Mexico.

Continuing with the groups strategic plans to grow in the lucrative Cancun holidays market, Original Resorts brand new resort development follows on from the hoteliers first ever clothing-optional deluxe hotel; the Desire Resort and Spa. The new beachfront property will be located on the beachfront of Puerto Morelos and will be designed as an exclusive retreat for alternative couples looking for something truly special, unique and indulgent for their holidays in Cancun.

The new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa will be built on the grounds of the former Ceiba del Mar resort, after successful negotiations were carried out with the previous owners of the hotel. The president of Original Resorts, Rodrigo de la Pena, recently announced that the transformed hotel property will be operated by the Original Resorts Group to offer nudist guests with a second clothing optional hotel in the Riviera Maya, for truly unique holidays in the Mexican Caribbean.

This is another step towards strengthening our presence in the Caribbean, Rodrigo de la Pena explained. The clothing optional concept is an important market for us and Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, perfectly complements the brands commitment to top quality hospitality in the country.

The decision to transform the former Ceiba del Mar hotel into the new Desire Pearl comes from the high levels of demand experienced for the unique clothing optional concept that until now only Desire Resort and Spa Riviera Maya offered in Mexico. Thus, the new Desire Pearl represents an excellent option for hedonistic, pleasure-seeking couples, who are after the unique blend of privacy, luxury, and sensual amenities for the most unbelievable and unforgettable holidays in Cancun.

In line with Desire Resort and Spa, the new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya will provide guests with exquisite culinary options such as signature restaurants, bars and a swinging disco. And with a superb range of fun and exciting activities, the additional sensual clothing optional experience will be enhanced even for the most demanding guest. Moreover, its adults-only policy and couples oriented entertainment will fully align with Desires fundamental pillars of superior service and never-ending fun.

The new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, a beachfront hotel unlike any other, offering an amazing set of high end facilities and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea will feature a total of 32 exclusive and modern Ocean Front Rooms, 13 Junior Suites, 36 Master Suites, and 7 Penthouse Passion Suites.

Guests enjoying Cancun holidays at the new Desire Resort will be able to enjoy the hotels grand pool, the 80 person private Jacuzzi, perfectly integrated into the surrounding gardens, as well as a tennis court, holistic spa, and pier with docking facilities, among other luxury facilities for carefree luxury holidays in the Riviera Maya.