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If you're a Hyatt lover who's looking for a Cancun getaway, we've got some bad news--The Hyatt Regency Cancun will no longer be a Hyatt as of May 1, 2014. Here's the note that is now on their website:
The Hyatt Regency Cancun will no longer be a Hyatt-managed or a Hyatt-branded property effective 11:59pm local hotel time on April 30, 2014. As of May 01, 2014, the hotel will be known as “Krystal Grand Punta Cancun.”
Hyatt will continue to sell stays at the hotel up to 11:59pm local Cancun time on April 30, 2014. Please note that due to the management change, Hyatt Gold Passport members will not be eligible to receive Hyatt Gold Passport program benefits, including Hyatt Gold Passport points and Gold Passport free nights redemption for stays after April 30, 2014 and beyond. Redemption of Hyatt Gold Passport free nights requested and confirmed prior to March 14, 2014 will be honored as booked.
We're not so sure of the reasons for Hyatt's departure but thankfully, the hotel brand still has another property in the area--Hyatt Zilara, their new all-inclusive resort brand.
Meanwhile, we'll update you on what the Krystal Grad Punta Cancun will have when it takes over the old Hyatt. There's already a Krystal resort in Cancun so perhaps this will be their luxury property.
Meanwhile, rates start around $165 a night during the Hyatt's last week in operation.
[Photo: Hyatt Regency/Facebook]
We have a bit of a tumultuous background with Mexico – similar to LiLo’s journey to non-slutdom and sobriety – but we recently gave Cancún another shot at love. Although all the usual suspects are still there (and some Real World leftovers), we discovered a civilized side of Cancún beyond the conveniences of the big-box hotels and silky blond beaches that few tourists ever see – especially for those who venture the 80-mile stretch south of Cancún, or the “Riviera Maya.”
In some rare cases, culture and calm (and even a bit of continuing education) can even be found amongst the partier’s paradise of the Zona Hotelera. Sometimes it simply helps to know where to look.
In between sun-worshipping, swimming and a much-needed massage while holed up at tranquil (yes, you read that correctly) AQUA Cancún , we unraveled the mystery behind mezcal at AKA Wine & Mezcal Bar. Named for wine geek, renowned mixologist and tequila evangelist Steve Olson, mezcal is known as tequila’s “Daddy.”
Cancun gets a bad rap. Since MTV started featuring coeds' vacation habits on the manmade islet on the tip of the Yucatan, the city has attracted a specific crowd - those looking to take advantage of Mexico's 18-plus drinking age.
But there's another side to Cancun. The city features some of the whitest sand and bluest waters of the Caribbean. Lining these beaches are some pretty nice resorts, like the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort.
Right now, the hotel is offering a 20 percent discount for those who book before Oct. 23. The hotel is also offering two packages aimed at rejuvination and romance -- the last two priorities on a Spring Breaker's itinerary. The "bounceback" package includes guest room accommodations and breakfast for two. Rates begin at $149.00 per room. For an extra $10 per night, the "romance" package throws in a bottle of sparking wine.
The Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa resort has 462 rooms with balconies, including 23 suites and 82 private villas. The complex is family friendly. Parents can drop the kids off at the "Iguana Club" (read: daycare center) and spend the afternoon at the 18-hole par-72 golf course. And with all-things-Green these days, guests visiting during the months of September or October can participate in the turtle release program.
· Hotels in Cancun [HotelChatter]