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AQUA Cancun Has Closed Their Club Lounge Until the End of the Year

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  Site Where: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 12.5, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77500
June 11, 2009 at 5:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we stayed at AQUA Cancun right after its reopening last year (it was formerly Fiesta Americana Grand Aqua), we scored an Aqua Club room upgrade on the fifth floor. Our entertaining ready room came equipped with a private oceanfront patio, living room, a freestanding circular Jacuzzi tub, a spa-worthy bathroom with locally made soaps, and access to the (drum roll, please!) Club Lounge.

Private check-in and dedicated concierge made us feel more Tori Spelling than Joe Average tourist. An endless stream of adult beverages, five food and beverage servings throughout the day, including continental breakfast and a lovely hors d’oeuvre spread timed right around sunset/happy hour kept us happily sated. A styled out entertainment center, telescope, and books, magazines and iPods to borrow were available in case boredom struck (it didn’t).

When we caught wind that AQUA Cancun put the kibosh on the Club Lounge, we had no choice but to fire off a query to Lorena Vilchis, Director of Sales. She didn’t shed much light on the current state of the Club Lounge hiatus: “The Club Room is for the time being closed and will not be scheduled to open until later in the year.” A follow-up email inquiring why went answered.

As we wipe the tears from our eyes, we ask, “Oh AQUA, why in the world would you mess with a good thing?” Sure, we swooned for the poolside cabanas, which included a heavenly foot massage. Meals at MB Restaurant (by Michelle Bernstein) and Siete were among our all-time faves in Mexico. Ever. Our booze savviness increased exponentially after a Del Maguey Mezcal tasting at wine guru Steve Olson’s AKA Wine & Mezcal Bar.

And gawd, we would so walk down the aisle with your spa if we could, but what really made our stay, was all the little perks and niceties that were lavished upon us in the Club Lounge.

We know you’re probably out of our budget in real life, but we’d be willing to pinch pennies in the name of another Club Level stay. So, swine flu be damned, unless you have a really good reason for your temporary closure, we beg you AQUA, please come back soon.

Deluxe Ocean View King rooms start at an affordable $162 per night.

[Photo: Scanna]

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