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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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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Allegro Playacar Closes for Renovations

While the Allegro Playacar was supposed to remain open during its renovations, Barcelo has decided to temporarily close the resort from Oct. through mid November, 2016.  The tentative date it is supposed to be reopened is Nov. 15.  The reported reason for the closure is that the renovations are behind schedule, and Barcelo would like everything to be done prior to the holiday season.  Guests who have booked during the closure are being sent to the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort complex.

Barceló Costa Cancun Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Barceló Costa Cancun is currently closed for some renovations.  The dates of closure are from Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 1, 2016.  The resort plans on updating their front desk area, lobby bar, snack bar area, pool area, shops, and the Mexico Lindo restaurant.

ME Cancun Closes for Renovations

ME Cancun by Meliã has temporarily closed for renovations.  At first it was reported that there would be minimal disruption to guests, but now it looks like the entire resort will be closed until December 10, 2016, just in time for its anniversary celebration.  The extent of the renovations are unknown, but the closure of a resort often speaks to major changes.

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Temptation Resort in Cancun Closes For Complete Renovation

For those of you that don’t already know, Temptation Resort is closing for a total renovation.  The resort will be closed starting September 25, 2016, and will reopen August 2017.  Everything about the resort will have a new look–the new look is described as “sensual minimalism”.  Here’s a sneak peek.

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Secrets Akumal Opening Delayed

Unfortunately the grand opening of Secrets Akumal has been delayed–the new opening date is supposed to be Nov. 4th.  Reportedly there are some last minute fixes being done in reception and at various locations around the resort.  Guests who are booked for the first several days are being relocated to Secrets Maroma.  In the meantime, enjoy a video about the property at this link.

Follow-Up to Iberostar Quetzal Fire

Just a note, Iberostar has confirmed on Twitter that the entire resort is scheduled to reopen for guests on Dec. 11, 2015.  It may open on the 10th, but officially they are taking bookings for the 11th.  Right now the Tucan and Quetzal sides are both closed due to the fire which occurred the other day–the damage was greater than originally thought with both main buffets, the spa, the bar area, and several nearby guest room buildings affected by the smoke and flame.

Riu Playacar Still Scheduled to Open Oct. 10

Riu Playacar is still scheduled to open this Saturday on Oct. 10.  Reportedly there have been many more workers hired to finish the renovation on time–as of a few days ago, the lobby was still being worked on.  The entire resort will not be finished by the 10th, however, they will still be working on one of the larger guest room buildings by the beach according to the most recent news.

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