Mexico’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya continue to be two of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and that shows no sign of abating.
Not when the area is expecting a huge hotel growth in 2020.
According to the website Reportur.mx, Cancun and Riviera Maya will see 14 new hotels and 6,000 rooms throughout the course of the new year.
The hotels will be of varying sizes and operated by entrepreneurs from several different countries, including the U.S. Canada and Spain.
The first two lodgings expected to open are the 174-room Hilton Canopy in the hotel zone of Cancun, scheduled for February 2020, and the 1,200-room Planet Hollywood in Playa Mujeres for March, according to the firm Marketing Consultants (MKT).
Other hotels scheduled to open include:
—The Dreams Vista Cancun with 416 rooms in Puerto Cancun
—Express Mission Hotel with 120 rooms in the city center
—The 126-room NH Aeropuerto on the grounds of the Cancun air terminal
—The 675-room Majestic in Playa Mujeres
—In Puerto Morelos, the 1,044-room Senator hotel
—The 156-room Saint Regis Kanai and the 180-room W Kanai Retreat at Punta Bete Xcalacoco
—Nickelodeon is opening a 276-room hotel in Punta Brava
—A new 63-room Beach House will open on the grounds of Grupo Xcaret, as well as the Awakening hotel with 20 rooms, and the 850-room Barceló Maya Riviera.
Tourism officials are expecting 13.2 million airline passengers when 2019 is finished, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2018.
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Velas Resorts Invites Future Travelers to Dream Together
As hotels and resorts throughout many popular tourist destinations remained closed over the past few months, eager travelers sat home awaiting the day they can safely board a plane to their favorite home away from home.
Although Velas Resorts‘ properties may not have been open for visitors, the company kept travelers busy from afar, offering daily inspiration on the Velas Magazine and inviting people to continue #DreamingTogether.
“After all this time staying at home, we are gearing up to welcome you and continue creating special moments for you. Please join us on this countdown to add new travel anecdotes while we keep #DreamingTogether!” the company said.
From fun activity ideas to do with children and DIY projects to test creative skills to wardrobe and fashion inspiration and recipes to try making at home, the Velas Magazine’s daily content provides plenty of ways to spice up life in quarantine.
There is even advice available on how to capture the best vacation photos on your phone and helpful tips on how to compost at home in order to maintain a beautiful garden.
All of these exciting pastimes are only a small sample of what guests staying at Velas Resorts’ properties will experience.
In addition to using this time to provide future travelers with things to do while staying safely at home, the company has also created new post-COVID-19 hygiene protocols. Its Stay Safe With Velas program includes new guidelines such as physical distancing measures, touchless sanitizer stations and frequent hand washing in addition to enhanced cleaning measures for guestrooms and resort areas.
Velas Resorts includes three luxury resorts—Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Grand Velas Los Cabos and Grand Velas Riviera Maya—totaling 1,170 rooms and suites. Visitors to these properties are treated to gourmet restaurants, stunning landscapes, luxury wellness opportunities and top-notch hospitality throughout their stay.
The company looks forward to welcoming guests backs soon and until then, encourages people to keep #DreamingTogether.
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