New Palace Properties to Get Extensive Upgrades

Lisa Jennings With the goal of opening before Christmas, the three newest hotels in Palace Resorts’ Mexico portfolio are scheduled for extensive refurbishments this year. The Playacar Palace, which was previously known as the Hotel Continental Plaza Playacar, and the Cozumel Palace, formerly the Hotel

By: Lisa Jennings

With the goal of opening before Christmas, the three newest hotels in Palace Resorts’ Mexico portfolio are scheduled for extensive refurbishments this year.

The Playacar Palace, which was previously known as the Hotel Continental Plaza Playacar, and the Cozumel Palace, formerly the Hotel Plaza Las Glorias Cozumel, closed for renovations in August. Officials plan to reopen both properties on Dec. 24.

Vallarta Palace, formerly the Hotel Sierra Nuevo Vallarta, will remain open during its renovation.

At the Playacar Palace, which has 220 rooms, the lobby, pool and common areas will be renovated, and Jacuzzis will be added to all rooms. The resort is aiming for the golf traveler with its proximity to the Palace-owned Robert Von Hagge Golf Course at Playacar on the Yucatan peninsula. Also nearby is the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Cancun.

Cozumel Palace will also see the addition of Jacuzzis to the 174 rooms, and the lobby, pool and common areas will be redone to reflect a combination of colonial and contemporary Mexican decor. A diver’s paradise where snorkeling and diving is available right off the beach, the Cozumel Palace also offers guests exchange privileges to visit other Palace resorts in the Riviera Maya and Cancun.

Common areas will also be refurbished at the Vallarta Palace on the West coast. Meeting facilities will be expanded, and all ocean-view rooms will feature a double Jacuzzi.

Formerly European-plan properties, the resorts will be converted to all-inclusive plans. The all-inclusive packages at Palace Resorts include accommodations, taxes and tips, all meals and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and tours. Golf packages are available at all resorts and wedding packages are available at some.

“We are thrilled to add these properties to our portfolio of quality resorts and offer our clients a new selection of properties in new and exciting destinations,” said Roberto Chapur, president of Palace Resorts.

Palace Resorts bought the three properties from Grupo Sidek Situr earlier this year. In Mexico, Palace now operates 10 resorts in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Nuevo Vallarta.

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