All-inclusive luxuries, reserved exclusively for adults, await at Hilton Playa del Carmen, scene of one of the Mexican Caribbean’s trendiest travel destinations. In coastal Playa del Carmen, located along the Riviera Maya, high-end, modern amenities meet small-town charm.
Situated on the sand, and just steps from Playa del Carmen’s famous Fifth Avenue shopping and entertainment destination, the AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Playa del Carmen features over 500 all-suite accommodations, including beachfront walkout and swim-up suite options.
Sumptuous suites are available in eleven categories, from Junior to Presidential, and feature elegant, warm wood touches, decadent polished stone floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Private, furnished terraces and balconies provide an intimate outdoor space with stunning views over the ocean or gardens below.
Thoughtful amenities include aromatherapy turndown service, jetted tubs, steam showers, Bose stereo, Nespresso gourmet coffee machine and complimentary minibar, restocked daily.
Guests can enjoy elite dining experiences at any of seven elegant, on-site eateries: Asiana Asian fusion; Rincon Mexicano traditional Mexican; El Mediterraneo Mediterranean cuisine; Maria Marie Mexican-French fusion; Spice Nouvelle Mexican and American cuisine; Pelicanos Caribbean fusion; and Chef’s Plate International haute cuisine.
The resort’s five other food-and-beverage establishments include a specialty Tequileria and Cigar Club Bar; the Lobby Bar; Trade Winds, a poolside watering hole with unique seating situated inside the pool itself; Aromas Coffee House to fulfill all-day coffee and tea needs and offering an assortment of bakery items; and Barefoot Snack Bar, located adjacent to the main pool and mere steps from the beach, which helps to keep guests fueled up with pizzas, paninis, salads, smoothies and ready-to-go snacks and drinks.
Plus, there are always indulgent room-service options available for discreet delivery, 24 hours a day.
Guests will find plenty of ways to play and relax in Hilton Playa del Carmen’s lush resort setting, including taking a dip in an Olympic-sized, freshwater pool featuring a 164-foot lap lane, the tranquil relaxation pool or in-pool hot tubs.
There are pool activities like water volleyball and special, Saturday-night Foam Parties in the main pool with champagne for all.
If you fancy a splash in the Caribbean Sea, ask to borrow complimentary snorkeling gear or bodyboards, take an introductory SCUBA lesson and learn to dive among the coral reefs, embark on a kayaking tour or sail out on a Hobie catamaran.
Land-based activities include Zumba, salsa and merengue classes; table games like billiards or ping-pong; and tennis on the rooftop court.
For something a little more physically demanding, aerobics, spinning and pilates classes are offered in the recently-upgraded, fully-equipped fitness center. Or, join fitness instructors for the Fitness Challenge, an energetic day stuffed with a series of outdoor activities.
Don’t forget to visit Hilton Playa del Carmen’s SPAzul, a healing retreat where ancient philosophies and cutting-edge wellness techniques come together to create a truly indulgent spa experience. Here, dedicated therapists approach their craft as an art, applying innovative techniques with wholehearted care and compassion for their clients.
Every spa journey includes access to a multi-step, healing hydrotherapy circuit, which balances contrasting warm and cold temperatures, and high and low pressures, to reinvigorate your circulatory system and induce profound relaxation.
A unique feature of SPAzul is the traditional, Mesoamerican Temezcal stone and herbal steam bath, which clients can take under the guidance of an expert in order to find renewal through the cleansing of physical and spiritual impurities and realign themselves with the Earth, nature and positive energy.
For more information, contact a travel agent or visit resortsbyhilton.com/playa-del-carmen.
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How Will the US Hotel Experience Change Post COVID-19?
As hotel occupancy ticks up ever so slightly, the lodging industry is putting new standards in place to enhance cleaning and ensure guest safety.
One organization working overtime to make sure that these new measures are clear and communicated effectively to the public is the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), which has created Safe Stay guidelines for the industry.
“Safe Stay was developed specifically to ensure enhanced safety for hotels guests and employees. While hotels have always employed demanding cleaning standards, this new initiative will ensure greater transparency and confidence throughout the entire hotel experience,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “The industry’s enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols will continue to evolve to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.”
Travelers in states where shelter in place and stay at home orders have been lifted may be looking to travel and stay in a hotel soon. What will that look like in the “new normal?”
Hygiene will be the number one priority. The Safe Stay guidelines promote frequent handwashing for employees, hand sanitizer dispensers, signage, instructions for mask-wearing and more.
Major hotel brands have launched their own programs, too, partnering with brands such as Clorox and Lysol and the Mayo Clinic.
Hilton CleanStay was launched in partnership with the makers of Lysol as well as the Mayo Clinic. Marriott announced a Global Cleanliness Council, a panel of experts on everything from food and water safety, infection prevention and hygiene, and hotel operations.
Visitors will have a much more contact-less experience when they visit properties while maintaining social distancing guidelines and new standards of cleanliness.
Hilton will have a CleanStay room seal on guestroom doors and guests will no longer find shared amenities such as pens and paper in the room and room directories will be made digital.
Travelers are also likely to find keyless entry to rooms and disinfecting wipes for touching elevator buttons. Room service menus and ordering will likely be done on mobile apps.
Guests should also arrive expecting to self park their vehicles. Resorts such as Omni have limited valet services and instituted social distancing protocols where self-parking is unavailable.
There will also be limits on the number of people allowed to congregate in different areas with limited seating in lobbies, bars and restaurants in order to observe social distancing guidelines. The days of buffet dining may also be a thing of the past. AHLA guidelines say that room service should use contactless delivery and that buffets should be limited and served by an attendant in personal protective equipment. Pre-packaged and grab and go options are encouraged.
Guests may have to plan out their visits to the gym. Expect fitness centers to close multiple times per day for cleaning as well as socially distanced pool areas with lounge chairs six feet apart.
Behind the scenes there will be new cleaning technologies utilized.
One example is Marriott’s deployment of electrostatic sprayers and the use of the highest-grade disinfectant products. Electrostatic cleaning really gives a deep clean to surfaces, the spraying is a method where a device is used to apply an electric charge to a disinfectant, enabling the disinfectant to more effectively cover a surface than traditional cleaning methods.
One of the aspects of hotel stays that remains unknown is how many properties will institute temperature checks but travelers should expect the practice may become quite common.
The Venetian in Las Vegas said that it will use thermal scanners at entry points for a non-invasive temperature check.
Many properties will screen the health of their employees and include temperature checks.
Caesars Entertainment said that it will institute health screenings for all employees that include taking temperatures and COVID-19 testing.
While most hotel guidelines call for near-constant cleaning and disinfecting, travelers can also do their part.
Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer should be frequent when traveling. Many properties plan to provide face masks and disinfectant wipes, but it doesn’t hurt to bring your own and wipe down surfaces, doorknobs and buttons.
Wearing a face mask is also recommended to protect both you and those around you.
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