CHEVY CHASE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2006 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is set to reopen to guests September 27, 2006, following an extensive renovation after Hurricane Wilma. While retaining the authenticity of the resort's original ambiance and style, the $15 million renewal introduces new lavish service features and one-of-a-kind facilities to further enhance the guest experience.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun returns with an upgraded Kayantá Spa that introduces new services and treatments along with an expanded Fitness Center. Casitas, a seaside restaurant featuring 16 private cabanas will offer guests first class pampering and privacy.
The new $250,000 Culinary Center with Viking Range equipment is the perfect setting for celebrated chefs to conduct comprehensive interactive cooking classes. The Culinary Center offers two educational and entertaining cooking classes, plus one Tequila or wine tasting six days per week. Themed classes, including Spa Cuisine, Real Mexican, a Grilling Feast, Tuscan Dinner Party and Treasures from the Sea, cover three to five recipes. Guests can savor their own creations, paired with wine, in the inspiring residential-style kitchen overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
"The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun has been renowned for its exceptional service and genuine hospitality which has set a benchmark in the industry. We are pleased that over 90% of the hotel's ladies and gentlemen are returning and taking part in the exciting re-opening of the resort. With this, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun ensures the consistency of its legendary service standards for the future," said Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
All 365 guestrooms, public areas, recreational and meeting facilities have been refreshed and enhanced to offer today's discerning traveler a seaside retreat from their active lifestyle. Gourmet coffee machines, 400-thread count linens and rainforest showerheads were added to all rooms. The resort increased the number of connecting rooms from 36 to 47 while all suites were equipped with 32-inch LCD flat screen televisions to create more convenient accommodations for families.
The Lobby Lounge was transformed into a casually elegant setting, offering an array of dining and entertainment experiences. The Ceviche Bar features a light selection of ceviches and sashimis. At The Dance Floor, guests can listen to live music every evening. The Terrace is the ideal spot for tropical cocktails with a view. Clau offers a fashionable setting to unwind with a cool martini.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun also includes the addition of the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center, the newest premier sporting facility. Created in partnership with Drysdale, one of the top 50 tennis players ever, the center provides year-round programs for the traveling tennis enthusiast. Services range from private lessons and corporate events to round robin tournaments and international exhibitions.
With a width of 165 feet and a length of over 1,200 feet of exceptional white sand, the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is even larger than before. A beach reclamation project has been completed enabling visitors to enjoy all kinds of water sports. From pristine beaches to acclaimed restaurants and natural parks, Cancun is once again offering visitors all the alluring amenities that have made it one of the most visited destinations in the world.
With several 18-hole golf courses opened, golf enthusiasts will appreciate the challenges and panoramic views found at Cancun's prestigious golf courses. Visitors looking to snorkel around colorful coral reefs, swim with dolphins or enjoy unforgettable nature tours are delighted by the spectacular parks again open for exploration, including Xcaret and Xel-Ha. Plaza Kukulcán, La Isla, Plaza Caracol and Luxury Avenue shops are fully open.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., (USA) currently operates 61 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Over 20 projects are under development around the globe with hotel openings planned for Moscow, Tokyo, Doha, Ireland, and two in Beijing over the next year. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service.
For more information contact The Ritz-Carlton toll free reservations at 1 (800) 241-3333, your travel consultant or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
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