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Hard Rock Hotels Open Two Properties in Mexico
Two all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels recently debuted in Mexico. The former Cancun Palace and the Vallarta Palace in the Riviera Nayarit section of Puerto Vallarta were re-flagged under the new brand name Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. Each resort will have one Rock Star Suite, a four-bedroom room that includes a full kitchen, butler service and more.
AMResorts Makes Cozumel Debut
Secrets and Sunscape Resorts & Spas are being introduced to Cozumel with AMResorts assuming sales, marketing and management duties of the Sabor Cozumel Resort & Spa, Sabor Cozumel Exclusive Resort & Spa, Aura Cozumel Grand and Regency Cozumel hotels.
Sabor Cozumel Exclusive and Aura Cozumel will be combined to become Secrets Aura Cozumel with the official rebranding set to take place by December. Sabor Cozumel and Regency Cozumel will be combined to become the 330-room Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. The official rebranding is set for mid-January with enhancements done in phases and fully completed by April 2013.
Karisma Reaches Beyond Mexico to Jamaica
Having acquired majority interest in the former Sandy Bay Beach Resort in Negril, Karisma Hotels & Resorts makes its Jamaica debut with the newly renamed Seashore Bay Beach Resort. This will be the company’s first resort outside of Mexico, where it operates 11 Gourmet Inclusive hotels under three brands: El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, El Dorado Generations and Azul Hotels and Villas by Karisma. A multimillion-dollar renovation is planned for Seashore Bay Beach Resort, after which it will be rebranded an Azul hotel. The ‘Gourmet Inclusive’ Seashore Bay Beach Resort will welcome guests as of December 1.