Panama Jack Rebranding “Look”

Curious about the general “look” of the new Panama Jack resorts coming to Cancun and Playa del Carmen?  Here are a few photos to whet your decorating appetite.  And by the way, they are now open for bookings.

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Palladium Rebrands The Royal Suites

Palladium Hotels and Resorts has renamed The Royal Suites Yucatan by Palladium; it will be called TRS Yucatan Hotel by Palladium.  The rebranding will involve guest room renovations, guest rooms with a private pool, the addition of an infinity pool and Ibiza-style beach club, and new dining venues.  Additional staff will be hired in order to provide a higher level of customer service.  This part of the Palladium resort complex will remain adults-only.

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Temptation Cancun Resort Opens On Time

Temptation Cancun Resort opened its doors yesterday for its “soft opening”; the resort has been closed since fall 2016 for a complete renovation.  As is typical of many soft openings, there are several areas of the resort which are in the process of being finished including the following: Continue reading

Secrets Maroma Room Renovations

Secrets Maroma continues to work on guest room renovations.  Work began in May 2017 and will continue until Dec. 17, 2017.  While the resort has tried to avoid booking guests into buildings being worked on, there have been a few isolated reports of people being placed near ongoing renovations.  Guests are encouraged to contact the resort concierge for guest room building placement should there be any concerns about renovation noise.

Azul Fives Changes Name and Completes Villa 19

Azul Fives by Karisma, an all-inclusive optional resort in the Riviera Maya, is now referred to as Azul Beach Resort the Fives Playa del Carmen.  It just completed its latest Villa, #19, and the pics look outstanding.  Here is a sample:

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ME Cancun Not Quite Ready for Visitors Despite Re-Opening

There has been a lot of confusion and lack of communication coming from the resort concerning ME’s recent renovations.  While the resort has re-opened (just prior to June 10), there is still ongoing construction, some of it major, with only limited services and amenities available–even the rooms are still being worked on with only limited access to them as a whole.  While I haven’t been to Cancun since March 2017, I have followed ME Cancun’s progress (or lack thereof) on social media and here is the scoop: Continue reading

ME Cancun’s Beach Club Reopens

ME Cancun by Melia issued a statement yesterday that their beach club will be reopening June 10, 2017.  Since their statement didn’t specifically say the entire resort, I am guessing there are parts that are still undergoing renovations.  I will check further and see what is going on.

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Moon Grand Posts Security

Since much of The Grand at Moon Palace (the newest addition to Moon Palace) is now completed (the water park is still not done, however), the resort has decided to limit those from the Nizuc and Sunrise sections (non-timeshare members) from entering the Grand section.  For non-members, it looks like the only way to see the Grand section is to book one of its rooms, otherwise you will be turned away by security.  Members who haven’t upgraded their membership to include all of the Grand section can still access the Grand without a day pass until Oct. 2017.

Grand Section of Moon Palace Opens New Amenities

For those interested in how the Grand section of Moon Palace is doing with its construction of new amenities, here is the latest info.  New openings include the following: Continue reading

Riu Palace Las Americas Resort Review (Post Renovation)

Ever since the renovations were completed several months ago at Riu Palace Las Americas I have been chomping at the bit to go back and check out what had been added, painted, replaced, removed, and relocated–I wanted to see whether the beautiful resort I had visited several years ago was still basically the same or in what ways it was now different.  Since I had seen the transformations done to Riu Cancun, Riu Playacar, Riu Mexico, and Riu Yucatan, I had some initial trepidation that my beautiful Las Americas with its Mediterranean charm had perhaps turned into a modern day glitzy Vegas palace.

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