Karisma Hotels & Resorts has completed a two-year, $7.7 million renovation of the Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun by Karisma. The renovation of the beachfront, all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya began with upgrades to 200 guestrooms and suites, including all honeymoon suites. The upgraded accommodations have a more modern look and feel, Karisma said, as well as new smart TVs, and new terrace and balcony furniture.
The resort has also introduced a personal concierge and pool / beach butler service. New amenities for babies and toddlers include baby gear essentials and organic baby food freshly made by the resort’s chefs. Additionally, the newly branded kids’ program, Azulitos, has been specifically designed for children four to 12 years old, based around nine dedicated themed neighborhoods hosting activities ranging from cooking classes and water balloon partis to kid’s yoga and private movie theater experiences. Older children can also take part in outdoor excursions and activities through the Teens Club.
All of the resort’s restaurants also received updates, including Le Chique, which was voted one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018 by The World’s 50 Best. The restaurant, which is led by Chef Jonatán Gómez Luna, is the only hotel restaurant to receive this award, the first from south Mexico and the highest-ranking new entry from Mexico ever. The changes focused on aesthetic updates. New décor and signature dishes and drinks have also been introduced at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun’s Tapaz, Zavaz, Zocalo and Siena restaurants.
Other new offerings at the resort include weekly pool parties hosted by champagne house Moët & Chandon, serving bubbles and bites, as well as new daily and nightly entertainment ranging from a family-friendly S’mores and Bonfire Beach Party to Casino Nights, Magic Shows and Jersey Boys performances. New Bali beds allow guests to receive al fresco massages on the beach or poolside, along with a butler and three different menu and alcohol pairing options.
The Vassa Spa has introduced new, contemporary packages, such as the Water Journey that takes guests through different water experiences, alternating between warming and cooling phases. Guests are also now able to purchase the spa’s organic soaps and bath salts to take home.