|Travel Agent's view from the balcony. // All photos by Joe Pike|
Travel Agent arrived Wednesday afternoon for IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts' grand opening of its IBEROSTAR Cancun, the former Hilton Cancun Hotel with a now $100 million facelift. The event runs through Feb. 4.
We are staying in room no. 427, a Superior room with twin beds and a balcony overlooking the pool area and ocean.
Here’s a sneak peek of what we'll be covering from now until Friday.
-- An exclusive reception and gala luncheon with renowned actor and brand ambassador Antonio Banderas, and Miguel Fluxa, executive president of Grupo Iberostar.
-- Site inspection of the upscale beachfront resort, which includes 426 fully- equipped oceanview rooms and villas, seven pools, a spa, Cancun’s only 18-hole golf course, a new theatre and four specialty restaurants.
-- Fundación IBEROSTAR, the brand’s charity organization, created a new children’s book to increase awareness of the reality of children exploitation. An unveiling ceremony will be held and copies of the new book will be shared with guests in an effort to generate awareness.
|Travel Agent is staying in room no. 427, a Superior room with impressive balcony views.|
Back in June, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts acquired the beachfront Hilton Cancun Hotel. The new IBEROSTAR Cancun, a beachfront hotel with 426 rooms and villas, includes 16 junior suites, four master suites, two villa beach suites and a presidential suite. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s seven infinity pools, in addition to a professional soccer field, two tennis courts, a spa, gym and beauty salon, among other services and amenities. Plus, it is the only hotel in Cancun with an 18-hole golf course.
The hotel complex has a nearly 49,000 square-feet convention center, which is dividable into 22 different meeting space configurations. More than 60,000 square feet of outdoor areas for events and social activities is also available.
Renovations included refurbishing the main lobbies, the hotel lobby bar and building new terraces around the pools. In line with IBEROSTAR’s culinary offerings, property updates will also include a new Gran Buffet and four specialty restaurants: gourmet, Japanese, steak house and Mexican.
To further enhance activities and entertainment for its guests, future updates may also include the construction of a new stage/amphitheatre for shows, in addition to a kid’s “Miniclub” water park and a “Teenieclub” for youths. The renovations align with IBEROSTAR’s fundamental pillars of superior service, cuisine and entertainment.