Playa Hotels & Resorts Purchases the Gran Costa Real Resort & Spa

Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L., the company formed earlier this year by Grupo Barcelo in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has announced its acquisition of the 357-guestroom Barcelo Costa Cancun Hotel. The property will be managed by Barcelo Hotels & Resorts and is being rebranded as the Barcelo Costa Cancun Hotel. This is the sixth hotel that Playa now owns in Mexico. The Barcelo Costa Cancun is an upscale Mediterranean-style hotel complex overlooking Playa Linda. The all-inclusive hotel has five restaurants, water sports, a fitness center, children's programs and live nightly entertainment. The Barcelo Costa Cancun Hotel is at Boulevard Kukulcan in the center of the hotel district, 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport and five minutes from downtown Cancun. For more information and reservations, visit [www.barcelo.com] or call 800-BARCELO.

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