Dreams Tulum Preferred Club members have access to the resort’s lounge. // © 2015 Dreams Tulum
Feature image (above): JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa’s Club 91 offers a variety of amenities for guests. // © 2015 JW Marriott
Vacationers looking for new ways to indulge themselves will find no lack of options in Mexico, where top resort hotels on both coasts do their best to up the ante with extras. Generally, the best way to pack the most luxury into that next hotel stay is to choose accommodations on a club-level floor.
Here are examples of what awaits in some of Mexico’s best hotels.
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe
Guests checking into Club Premium accommodations at this Riviera Maya property enjoy some of the hotel’s most spacious rooms, as well as the best views. Also included is admission to the Club Premium Lounge, which serves drinks, snacks and a continental breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi access, board games, books, newspapers and priority reservations at the hotel’s restaurants, as well as a 20 percent discount on spa and salon services, are additional selling points. And for a stay of four nights or longer, guests receive a bottle of aged agave tequila, as well as a Logo Shop souvenir and a gift for children under 12.
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Guests utilizing Dreams Tulum’s Preferred Club can treat themselves with upgraded bath products, free Wi-Fi access, an upgraded minibar and a daily newspaper, as well as choose their comforts from a pillow menu. They can also make use of the lounge, which serves continental breakfast and hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon and stocks a variety of desserts and liquors.
Hard Rock Hotels
Guests checking into the aptly named Rock Royalty level accommodations at Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya get a variety of perks — including champagne, priority dinner reservations, the services of a personal assistant, express luggage delivery, a complimentary 25-minute couple’s massage, ironing service, a pillow menu and in-room spa tub preparations.
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Each room in the Club Level tower at this all-inclusive in Puerto Vallarta has an oceanview balcony, and Club Level guests can relax in a lounge that offers a daily happy hour with free drinks and finger food, as well as a continental breakfast buffet. The lounge, which has table games and books, also offers free Wi-Fi access and private check-in and checkout services, plus a 10 percent discount on spa services.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Perched on the top floor of the AAA Five Diamond JW Marriott, Club 91 accommodations include private access to five meals per day, as well as international brands of beverages, plus the services of a private concierge, free roundtrip airport transportation (with a minimum three-night stay) and complimentary access to the second level of the resort’s 35,000-square-foot spa, with preferred spa reservations. Club 91 guests can also customize their sleep experience with a pillow menu.
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
Globetrotters looking for the latest and greatest in Cabo San Lucas should put this on their radar: Two new club-level buildings are set to open by October 2016 at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, adding a total of 47 new rooms, including a presidential suite and six suites with private pools.
The new buildings, part of what will be called the Quivira Club, will feature butler service, and guests will also have access to a VIP Lounge, accessed via a sky bridge, where light breakfasts, afternoon snacks and pre- and after-dinner cocktails will be among the offerings.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Located on the eighth and ninth floors of this luxurious Mexico beach hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Club Level lounge serves no fewer than five food presentations per day (breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, midday snacks and desserts). The lounge is also stocked with an array of wines, liqueurs, beers, spirits and other beverages, and Club Level guests enjoy free in-room Wi-Fi access, two garments pressed daily and access to concierge and business center services, as well as VIP checkout in the lounge.
The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
The Royal Beach Club Lounge, located on the third floor of the Westin’s main tower, has impressive ocean views and offers a free continental breakfast, as well as a happy hour with free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Throughout the day, the lounge serves coffee, tea fruit and snacks — and Royal Beach Club guests stay in preferred rooms with ocean views.