Barcelo Tucancun Beach Hotel to Reopen In April

Property refreshed after Hurricane Wilma

By: Dawna Robertson

All spruced up and ready to greet guests again, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts will reopen the Barcelo Tucancun Beach Hotel in Cancun on April 22. Closed since Hurricane Wilma, the property has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation and remodeling that includes a new reception area and lobby bar, new restaurants, new swimming pool with deck area and new lounge area with hammocks for guests to enjoy the Caribbean view.

In addition, the property’s 315 guest rooms and villas have been refurbished to add to guest comfort. The government sponsored beach rejuvenation program is also underway, with expectations that the beach will be restored to its pre-Wilma state or possibly even nicer by the time the Barcelo Tucancun is ready to reopen.

“When the Tucancun reopens in April, it will be a brilliant new hotel delivering state of the art guest services and amenities,” said Fiona Taylor, director of marketing for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts. “With the help of our dedicated employees, we have used these past few months to update and improve the hotel’s facilities and we will reopen as a first class property.”

The property is situated 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Cancun. From its seaside location, guests can enjoy views and activities along both the Caribbean and the Nichupte Lagoon.

In addition to its beachfront location, the hotel has a new pool area with an extended deck, and freshwater pools including both a jetted pool and a children’s fenced water play area. New to the hotel and available as a premium Barcelo guest service, expanded spa treatments include aromatherapy, hydro massage and sports massages.

For dining, guests can enjoy two new restaurants Don Quijote, a Spanish cuisine dinner buffet restaurant, and La Claraboya, a contemporary seafood a la carte restaurant. The international buffet restaurant, El Caffe, has been remodeled and expanded, and the hotel’s popular Mexico Lindo has also been totally remodeled.

“We look forward to welcoming our first guests back to the Barcelo Tucancun,” added Taylor. “We know that they will find the new face of Cancun and the Barcelo Tucancun beautiful, but what remains unchanged is the warm heartfelt welcome that makes Cancun famous.”