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Doomsday's Coming! Which Hotels Help You Go Out In Style?

November 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

According to the Mayan Long-Count Calendar time is no longer measured after December 21, meaning that the world might just end on this day since there is no December 22nd. Just about 13 years ago, have heard this all before with Y2K, but that was before HotelChatter and now we can present some of best packages for spending your last day as a mortal.

Spending your last few days on earth might be better spent in the lap of luxury and some of these hotel packages are doozies. Geographically and historically speaking, it makes sense count down the last hours in Mexico and Central America, but we have also found a few that a bit closer to home. And just think, if December 22nd does happen, you get to brag about your digs on your vacation.

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ME Cancun to Become King of All Dog Parks?

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  Site Where: Boulevard Kukulkan, km. 12, Cancun, Mexico, 77500
October 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Far be it from us to judge another’s idea of fun – that’s why they make chocolate and vanilla – but we’ve been having a good old-fashioned chuckle about the upcoming promotion from ME Cancun: A “pooch pawty” weekend getaway that pampers pets and their owners with what is essentially a couple’s spa experience with joint manicures, 'paw'-dicures, and massages.

It gets funnier. Each furry guest will have their photograph taken upon arrival, framed and given to their owners as mementos. After the treatments and feasting on a buffet of cookies, kibble, and liver, the duo can return to their room for relaxation, where dog amenities – a plush bed, blanket with hood, and toys – await. We do like that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local animal rescue, Tierra de Animales.

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Usher Concert at Moon Palace Resort (Free Tix for Guests!)

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  Site Where: Km 340 Carretera Cancun - Chetumal, Cancun, Mexico, 77500
September 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Most hotels don’t have a huge concert arena, but Mexico’s all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has a giant set-up that's hosted the likes of Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and Jon Secada. Now, the 2,400-room mega resort has confirmed that Usher Raymond will perform at the property’s concert space on Dec. 29th, kicking off his 2013 tour. And, guests booking a stay of five nights or more at any of the Palace Resorts’ properties in Cancun or Playa del Carmen from now until December 28, 2012 will receive two free show tickets.

If you don't stay five nights, expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $350 (that’s US, not pesos!) a ticket.

Usher Raymond is a bit of a departure from the primarly Latin-based acts that have performed on Palace’s stage, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of crowd the crooner will bring in. But if his recent interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter", is any indication, the dancing-and-singing machine will be ready to rock the crowd no matter what, especially after having to live down walking off a Berlin stage in January 2011 and receiving boos from the crowd.

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Tweet Your Way into Snooki and JWOWW's Cancun Presidential Suite

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  Site Where: Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 11.5, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77500
August 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you just happened to tear yourself away from NBC's endless Olympic volleyball coverage, and found yourself tuning into last night’s MTV premiere of "Snooki and JWOWW", you may be in luck. Capitalizing on these young girls' 15 years (um, minutes of fame) there's a Twitter sweepstakes being hosted today and next Friday, August 17th from Palace Resorts. The prize? A four-night stay in the Presidential Suite at the all-inclusive Beach Palace Resort Cancun where the two "Jersey Shore" stars stayed this past Spring Break while filming their new 12-episode reality TV show.

Today, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST and next Friday, August 17th at the same time, contestants who follow @PalaceResorts must answer at least one of the six live chat questions correctly, using the hashtag #SnookiPalaceResorts. The questions will be based on trivia from the episodes that air on MTV at 10 p.m. EST. If you didn't catch last night's show, you can watch on August 16th, and participate in the August 17th contest.

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Hard Rock is Now Officially Rocking in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta Today

Where: Mexico
August 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM | by | Comments (2)

Today, two all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels debuted in Mexico, becoming the country's first brush with the hotel brand.

The former Cancun Palace and the Vallarta Palace in the Riviera Nayarit section of Puerto Vallarta were re-flagged under the new brand name Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. We first mentioned the projected August 1st turnover last month and we're happy to report that things are right on schedule, including a big grand opening party August 24-26 at Vallarta and October 18-20 in Cancun.

We're told some brassy bold name artists have been confirmed to play the gigs, but legally the names can't be released juuuust yet, so stay tuned!

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The Bold, The Odd, and The Beautiful: Spa News You Can Use

July 20, 2012 at 6:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

The weekend is upon us and all we can think of is having a Calgon moment. A soothing, it’ll-be-all right session seems about due, and we’re certain you can use one as well. The stars must be in alignment because we received a great mix of spa news this week, so we’ve gotta share. Chances are, some of you need a good old massage, and the spa gurus are searching for the new treatment du jour. And because it’s summertime, that means kids are hopped up on ice cream, candy and the like, so they need to calm the heck down, too. Just thinking about these treatments are already calming our nerves.

Kid Friendly

The new Chillax Lounge at Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge is tailor-made for the hyperactive whippersnapper set. Kids come in fresh from a day at the pool or on the mountains, wrap a plush robe around their clothes, and hop into a cozy Pier One-style papasan chair drapped with a covered massage pad (the kind you can get at the Sharper Image). After they get over pressing the buttons and settling into the right vibrations—the relaxing and pampering begins with a chocolate face mask, cucumber slices for the eyes, and well a soothing scalp massage. The room looks right out into the mountains, so the view is incredible and the destimulation begins. What’s amazing is, according to Stowe's spa director, this service is booked more by preteen boys than girls! Apparently the guys are better at kicking back, enjoying the silence, and decompressing for a while, while girls tend to turn into chatty Cathy’s after a few minutes. Hmm, go figure.

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There's Still Time for Some Spring Break Fun

March 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Sun Palace, Cancun

We at HotelChatter know Spring Break exists even though our school days are long gone. March and April seems to be the months when kids from elementary to college age are let loose upon the world, meaning vacation time for some lucky adults too. So you know what? We decided we want in, too. There’s still enough time to book a getaway, so with that in mind, here are some vernal equinox escapes, in case you want to get on the bandwagon.

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Snooki and JWoww Take on Cancun for Their New Reality Show

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  Site Where: Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 11.5, Cancun, Mexico, 77500
March 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

Looks like Snooki isn’t letting something like pregnancy interfere with her spring break fun. She and ace boom JWoww arrived in Cancun yesterday and checked into the all-inclusive Beach Palace Resort for a few days of R&R.

But how they can they relax when cameras are constantly surrounding the two reality-TV chicks who are filming a “Jersey Shore” spin-off called “Snooki and JWoww vs. The World”? Somehow they are managing with the two girlfriends they brought along, chilling at the pool and soaking up the sun. While JWoww was dazzling today in hot pink, Snooki was a little more modest, covering her bikini and baby bump with a dress.

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Even Babies Have a Ritzy Place to Sleep at The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Where: Cancun, Mexico
August 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone altogether say, "Awwwwwwwwww."

Yes, that is one of the brand-new baby hotel "rooms" that the Ritz-Carlton Cancun has begun offering for guests who won't let the arrival of a little one stop their jet-setting ways.

The Itzy, Bitzy Ritz Kids rooms are actually ocean view deluxe rooms inside the hotel but outfitted with baby-centric amenities to resemble a home nursery such as:

A safety-approved crib; a changing table over the chest of drawers; a television armoire positioned so as not to disturb baby at naptime; miniature hangars in the closet to fit an infant’s wardrobe; and a telephone programmed to light up, not ring.

Even the Do Not Disturb sign gets the baby treatment saying "Shh, Baby Sleeping" so that folks passing by might heed the sign and lower their voices. (And if you see this sign, you really should lower your voice. You don't not want the wrath of parent who has tried for an hour to get the baby to sleep.)

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Ritz-Carlton Cancun's New Package Comes with a Ritzy $500 Resort Credit

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  Site Where: Retorno del Rey #36, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Mexico, Quintana R
December 23, 2010 at 9:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

When even Southern California is dealing with some bad weather, you know it's bad. A trip to warm, tropical Mexico sounds good right about now. But we're not sure about the Ritz-Carlton Cancun's latest package. Paying $769 a night and up doesn't sound like much of a deal. However, you get a $500 resort credit thrown in.

The Cancun a La Carte package' $500 daily resort credit can be used for food, drinks, the spa and other recreational activities. As part of the deal, you also get an ocean-view suite as well as 20 percent off of stores within the hotel.

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Wait Up for Santa at Villa Del Palmar Cancun, Opening Dec. 24

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  Site Where: Prolongacion Bonampac s/n, Punta Sam km 5.2, Municipio de Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico, C.P. 77400
December 21, 2010 at 8:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

Looking for plans on Christmas Eve? Here's an excuse to spend it in Mexico: The Villa Del Palmar Cancun will open on December 24.

The hotel's offering an introductory rate of $186 per person a night, all inclusive, through January 2. The price will drop to $142 per person from January 3 to April 15. If you can wait, you can take advantage of Virgin America's new Cancun-to-SFO service on January 20 and Cancun-to-LAX route on January 19.

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Explosion at Grand Riviera Princess Resort in Cancun Kills 7

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  Site Where: Punta Bete, Km. 296, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77710
November 15, 2010 at 7:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Seven people were killed yesterday and 15 more were injured in a freak explosion at the beachfront, all-inclusive Grand Grand Riviera Princess Resort in Playa del Carmen, just outside of Cancun. Five of the dead were reported to be Canadian tourists, including a nine-year-old boy while the other two were hotel employees.

From The AP:

[Attorney General of Quintana Roo, Francisco] Alor described a horrific scene in which the floor of the building was basically hurled through the ceiling by the force of the explosion, blowing out windows and sending fragments of aluminum window and ceiling panels frame over a wide area.

"Everyone said their hotel room shook. The glass at neighboring restaurants all cracked and blew out. The tiki hut that was in the area, that was on fire," said James Gaade of St. Catharines, Ontario, who was walking on the beach when he heard a loud explosion and saw smoke coming from the resort’s premium platinum lounge.

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