What's Coming Soon to Cancun: New Hotels and Renovations
It might be low season right now in Cancun but there's a lot to get excited about for next winter, especially if you love that new hotel smell (which we do!)
Below is a list of the new hotels--either brand-new, rebranded or renovated--that have opened or will open very soon. And thanks to a bunch of upcoming airline routes, Cancun will be easier to get to.
Southwest plans on flying nonstop from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington and Milwaukee to Cancun on August 10. Alaska Airlines will launch their seasonal daily service between Seattle and Cancun starting November 6, while Delta Airlines will expand their Saturday season service to Cancun from 13 US cities including Boston, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, and Tampa.
Now, let's take a look at what's coming up in Cancun soon. Vamanos!:
· Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
Catchphrase: "All-In Luxury.": Opening this winter (in 2015), The Royalton is an all-inclusive luxury resort with three different sections to hang out in, including the resort within a resort, called The Hideaway. In total, there will be close to 1,200 rooms and suites to choose from and 10 restaurants and 16 bars to get drunk at, er, to enjoy.
· Grand Oasis Viva will turn into the Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa
Catchphrase: "Unlimited Luxury.": This hotel will open on September 1. Billing itself as "Unlimited Luxury", The Dream Sands includes dining at their eight restaurants, unlimited top-shelf spirits at four bars and lounges, 24 hour room service and both daytime and nighttime activities and entertainment for all guests. You can upgrade to the Preferred Club Privileges to get more VIP amenities as well as free internet. Rates for September 1st start at $99 a night.
· Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres is now the Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres
Catchphrase: "Endless Privileges.": The rebranding of this island haven of Isla Mujeres, 30 minutes from mainland Cancun, happened on July 1 but the official rename and inauguration won't take place until December 15. However, you can stay at this holistic wellness resort right now and take advantage of their "Endless Privileges" when you book one of the 35 oceanfront suites. Those privileges include Bulgari amenities, fine dining, deluxe yacht services, complimentary greens fees at the nearby golf course and access to the Spa & Thalasso Center. Rates start at $227 per person per night.
· Royal Cancun is now the Hyatt Zilara Cancun
Catchphrase: None, so far.:
Hyatt's all-inclusive adults-only resort on the beach in the hotel zone actually opened last November. The offerings are pretty basic for an all-inclusive resort but the rooms are ginormous. There's also a swim-up bar at one of the beachfront pools and really, what more could you want from your vacation? Rates start at $320 for a junior suite.
· Dreams Cancun will turn into the Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Catchphrase: None, so far.: This rebranding won't happen until next July, but if you're a Hyatt Gold Passport member, you'll now have an all-inclusive place to stay at in Cancun with your family.
· Riu Cancun: The resort is currently closed but the renovations should be completed at the end of this month. Guests should be able to book an updated room for August 2nd and beyond.
· Club Med Yucatan: Word is the renovations on this property will be finished by the end of the summer.