On Site: IBEROSTAR Looks to Expand North of Puerto VallartaFebruary 2, 2012 By: Joe Pike
As part of our coverage of the grand opening of the IBEROSTAR Cancun, Travel Agent sat down with IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts' owner and CEO Miguel Fluxa and learned of the company's plans to expand north of Puerto Vallarta.
Fluxa told us IBEROSTAR already owns land there and plans to begin groundbreaking in one year. The main appeal for the destination, he says, is a new Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole championship golf course, located on the land that IBEROSTAR currently owns. The resort will be located in Litibu, which is located in the Riviera Nayarit.
Back in June, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts acquired the beachfront Hilton Cancun Hotel. The new IBEROSTAR Cancun, a beachfront hotel with 426 rooms and villas, includes 16 junior suites, four master suites, two villa beach suites and a presidential suite. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s seven infinity pools, in addition to a professional soccer field, two tennis courts, a spa, gym and beauty salon, among other services and amenities. Plus, it is the only hotel in Cancun with an 18-hole golf course.
The hotel complex has a nearly 49,000 square-feet convention center, which is dividable into 22 different meeting space configurations. More than 60,000 square feet of outdoor areas for events and social activities is also available.
Renovations included refurbishing the main lobbies, the hotel lobby bar and building new terraces around the pools. In line with IBEROSTAR’s culinary offerings, property updates will also include a new Grand Buffet and four specialty restaurants: gourmet, Japanese, steak house and Mexican.
To further enhance activities and entertainment for its guests, future updates may also include the construction of a new stage/amphitheatre for shows, in addition to a kid’s “Miniclub” water park and a “Teenieclub” for youths. The renovations align with IBEROSTAR’s fundamental pillars of superior service, cuisine and entertainment.