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Islander Collection, a hospitality management group, has
recently added five villas previously owned by Club Med in Mexico
to their portfolio.
All of the villas are in close proximity of World Heritage sites
in Mexico which include Chichen Itza, Coba, Cholula, Teotihuacan
“These beautiful archaeological villas compliment our existing
portfolio of scenic resort properties in Mexico,” said Carlos del
Pino, managing director of Islander Collection. “We are excited to
enhance these villas with our own signature sophisticated sense of
style and comfort during the coming year.”
Arqueologica Villa Chichen Itza is a hacienda-style inn that
rests near the ancient Mayan temple city at Chichen Itza. The ruins
have recently been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The gigantic Kukulkan pyramid, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of
the Thousand Pillars and the Playing Field of the Prisoners
exemplify not only the advanced architectural knowledge of the
Mayan civilization, but its power, too.
Additionally, Islander Collection has acquired Arqueologica
Villas Coba in Riviera Maya. This 42-room villa resides only a few
miles away from the Mayan ruins of Coba. Villas Arqueologica
Cholula is another newly added villa of Islander Collection. It is
minutes from Cholula, which boasts the largest, by volume, man-made
pyramid in the world.
Other properties recently acquired by the Island Collection are
the Villa Arqueologica Teotihuacan, near the ruin of Teotihuacan;
and Villa Arqueologica Uxmal, a hotel about 600 feet from the
remains of Uxmal.
Each archaeological villa features 40-45 rooms, including family
suites, along with full-service restaurants, tennis courts and
Janyck Daudet, CEO Club Med South America said, “Club Med
continues with its core mission to be the best all-inclusive
vacation for upscale families. We worked closely with Fonatur
(Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo) in Mexico to transfer these
locations to a local operator who will preserve, protect and
cherish these locations as Club Med has for over 20 years.”
Islander Collection has also bought the former Reef Club
Cozumel. In a partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group, it was reopened
in August as Wyndham Cozumel Resort & Spa.
Islander Collection will also be introducing the brand-new Aura
Cozumel, a Wyndham Grand Bay property and member of the Preferred
Boutique group, a prestigious collection of worldwide luxury
boutique hotels. Scheduled to open in January, the Aura Cozumel
will offer guests a unique all-inclusive boutique setting,
providing endless luxury with stylish and lavish accommodations as
well as superior amenities and services.
Club Med guests holding bookings at one of the archaeological
villas acquired by Islander Collection can transfer that booking to
another Club Med village or keep their reservation, which will be
automatically transferred to Islander Collection.
Islander Collection also has properties in the Caribbean and
South and Central America.