The Paradisus Riviera Cancun Hotel has been sold by the Sol Melia hotel portfolio after nine years of management in preparation for the launch of two new flagship resorts, Paradisus Playa del Carmen and Paradisus Xaman.
Sol Melia announced its sale of shares in the Paradisus Riviera Cancun to majority shareholder, Martinon, to further focus on completing the construction of what are expected to be impressive resorts in Mexico's Riviera Maya.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen and Paradisus Xaman, a name inspired by the indigenous Mayan word for the area, will be located in Riviera Maya's Playa del Carmen enclave on Mexico's eastern shore.
Facilities and amenities for Paradisus Playa del Carmen include 534 suites, 122 of which are Royal Service and two Presidential; six restaurants, five bars and a signature Gabi Beach Club.
The Paradisus Xaman will feature 325 suites including two Presidential suites -- most notably 120 Family Concierge suites which allow for two & three bedroom suite configurations, unique in catering to the luxury family segment. The hotel will feature five restaurants and four bars in addition to a Gabi Beach Club and a Kid's Zone.
Both resorts will share a 20,000-square-foot YHI Spa and Health Club and more than 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Each resort will also feature dramatic free form pools and artful landscapes which have become a brand signature.