Travel Agent recently concluded our coverage Friday of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts' grand opening of its IBEROSTAR Cancun, the former Hilton Cancun Hotel with a now $100 million facelift. The event ran through Feb. 4.
We stayed in room no. 427, a Superior room with twin beds and a balcony overlooking the pool area and ocean.
Other highlights from our coverage included interviews with actor and brand ambassador Antonio Banderas, and Miguel Fluxa, executive president of Grupo Iberostar. During our chat with Fluxa, he told us about IBEROSTAR’s plans to expand north of Puerto Vallarta.
Fluxa told us IBEROSTAR already owns land there and plans to begin groundbreaking in one year. The main appeal for the destination, he says, is a new Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole championship golf course, located on the land that IBEROSTAR currently owns. The resort will be located in Litibu, which is located in Riviera Nayarit.
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 Grand 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.