|Cabo San Lucas, Mexico // Photo by Freeimages.com/Teri Gosse|
Fresh off the heels of news that Sandals Resorts International will be expanding to the Riviera Maya, Travel Week in Canada is reporting that "a second Mexico property in Cabo San Lucas may also be in the works."
Travel Agent attempted to confirm this, but Cathy Decker, who does public relations for Sandals Resorts International, could not confirm or deny this.
During our recent coverage of the Caribbean Hotel Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas, Travel Agent chatted with Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals, and learned that the Jamaica-based company will be expanding out of the Caribbean for the first time in the form of a Sandals resort in the Riviera Maya.
Stewart told us he expects ground to break by the end of the year. It will be a new build. When asked if it would be in Playa del Carmen, Stewart told us it would be "further north.”
This was the first time Stewart shared specifics on the expansion following his father's recent announcement at the 14th Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) awards on December 4 at Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Jamaica. It was at that show that Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Sandals Resorts International chairman, told attendees that Mexico was the future.