Palace Resorts Extends Bonus

New Palace properties debut in program

By: Dawna Robertson

As a token of appreciation to the travel agent community, Palace Resorts has extended its Travel Agent Commission Program throughout 2005. The program encourages agents to book as many reservations as possible. The more bookings, the more money earned. It applies to bookings of at least three nights at any Palace Resort in Mexico.

For each stay of three nights or longer, travel agents receive a $50 bonus commission per room. For every 10th room reserved, agents receive an additional $250 bonus commission. The more bookings, the more bonus commission agents will earn.

Groups of up to 25 rooms qualify for this promotion. Any additional rooms within the same group booking cannot be claimed. Travel agent, fam rates, Interline or discounted rates do not qualify. Other restrictions apply.

Participating properties include: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Beach Palace, Cancun Palace and Sun Palace, and Riviera Maya - Aventura Spa Palace and Xpu-Ha Palace.

Three of Palace Resorts’ recently purchased properties in Mexico that reopened in December have been renamed and will undergo extensive refurbishments and renovations.

The new hotels in the Palace Resorts portfolio are Playacar Palace, previously Hotel Continental Plaza Playacar; Cozumel Palace, formerly Hotel Plaza Las Glorias Cozumel; and Vallarta Palace, formerly Hotel Sierra Nuevo Vallarta.

“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.

With 220 rooms, Playacar Palace is located in the picturesque town of Playacar. A golfer’s favorite, the resort is located just steps from Palace’s renowned Robert Von Hagge’s Golf Course at Playacar, and near the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Cancun. Playacar Palace’s lobby, pool and common areas were renovated, and Jacuzzis were added to all rooms.

A diver’s paradise, Cozumel offers snorkeling and diving right off its beach. Renovations to this 174-room resort include the incorporation of Jacuzzis in all rooms, and upgrades to the lobby, pool and common areas. Guests staying at Cozumel Palace will have exchange privileges to visit other Palace Resorts properties in the Riviera Maya and Cancun.

On Mexico’s West Coast, the 362-room Vallarta is nestled against the Sierra Madre Mountains on Banderas Bay in the heart of the colonial fishing village of Nuevo Vallarta. Vallarta Palace’s common areas are being refurbished. Its meeting facilities will be expanded and all of the ocean-view rooms will feature a double Jacuzzi.

All-inclusive packages at Palace Resorts include accommodations, taxes and gratuities, all meals and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and tours. While golf packages are available at all resorts, wedding packages are available at selected properties.

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