CANCUN, Mexico— After a tour of some notable family and couple–oriented luxury products in the Riviera Maya, Travel Agent decided to complete our recent week in Mexico by inspecting some notable Cancun and Cancun-area hotels as well.
Our first stop placed us at Palace Resorts’ Beach Palace, Cancun. This all-inclusive property, which was, like most Cancun properties, devastated by Hurricane Wilma in 2005, reopened in 2007 and is practically 100 percent new. There were only two room categories here (Superior and Presidential suites), which made for an easy tour.
Our favorite feature, however, was the rooftop bar which is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Considering most hotels only have the indoor lobby bar or outdoor swim-up bars open during the day, we thought it was unique touch to have a bar where guests can stay dry and enjoy a cocktail outside during peak sun hours.
The best room we saw, and perhaps the best room in the resort, was room #1000, which was one of the property’s 24 Presidential Suites. There is a Jacuzzi in every room, a living area and dining area, and a King bed in the bedroom, but our favorite aspect—again—involved being outside. There is a spacious balcony with views of the ocean and of the main pool. Just in front of the main pool is a 500-foot-high projection screen where movies are played at night. But the best part of the screen is that the resort airs the National Football League’s Super Bowl on it every year and it is completely visible from the balcony. So, your clients can book the Presidential Suite and essentially their own private Super Bowl party. This, along with some very chic sports bars with more than 20 flat-screen TVs, makes this the perfect guys getaway property.
Then again, the 10-treatment room spa and shopping area make this a great haven for a girls' getaway too. Couples, of course, will feel comfortable here as well but we got the impression that this resort is a great spot for a vacation with friends. Agents should call Luis Miguel Ojeda Arsuaga, general manager, at 011-52-998-891-4110, ext. 4000 or [email protected].
For more information, view www.palaceresorts.com