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Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts Celebrate Day of the Dead



The Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is one of Mexico’s most noted holidays.

The ancient tradition has been around for thousands of years and is celebrated throughout the Central and Southern regions of the country where family and friends gather to pray for and remember their friends and family members who have passed away.

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Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts are giving guests the opportunity to commemorate the holiday with a number of events.

At Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, a special “Dia de Muertos” menu has been created at Blanc Ocean and will be available from November 1-2, 2019.

The five-course meal includes cempasuchil salad, tamal nejo with green pipian sauce and sour plums, the catch of the day accompanied nicuatole, steak with pozol and the final course, chocolate coffin, dulce de leche, tequila and guava.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun will also hold a special Day of the Dead event. The festivities will take place at Blanc Luna. A welcome cocktail kicks off the celebration, which is followed by a presentation of the history of the altar where pictures of deceased family members and friends are displayed.

Dinner includes a Mexican buffet, and the evening concludes with a show depicting the Day of the Dead.

PHOTO: El Pueblito at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. (photo via Palace Resorts)

On November 2 at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, celebrations will be held at “El Pueblito,” a traditional Mexican village within the resort.

Guests will dine on a variety of various authentic dishes, including pan de muerto and sugar skulls. There will also be live performances by Mariachis as well as a screening of the movie “Coco,” which was inspired by the holiday.

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Marriott Waives Cancellation Fees in Response to Outbreak



Marriott International has released a statement today regarding its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak that has been affecting the travel industry worldwide.

“We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments,” the statement reads.

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The brand emphasizes that the “wellbeing of our guests and associates is of paramount importance.” Marriott hotels and resorts have been waiving cancellation fees for bookings through March 15, 2020, for guests with reservations in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan.

In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Asia and Europe, Marriott has begun to waive the cancellation fees for guests with reservations in South Korea, Japan and the Italian Lombardy and Veneto regions on Wednesday, February 26. Fees will be waived through March 15, 2020.

Marriott will also waive cancellation fees for guests in all aforementioned locations traveling outbound to other Marriott destinations globally for hotel stays through March 15, 2020.

There have been over 80,000 confirmed infections of the coronavirus worldwide. Over 70,000 cases have been confirmed in China, where the current strain is believed to have originated. Many cruises, flights and vacations to Asian countries have been canceled in response to the rapid spread of the virus.

Italy has recently become another focal point of the outbreak, with over 800 confirmed cases within a short timeframe.

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