Hotel Marina El Cid in Cancun Riviera Maya
|CANCUN, Mexico (Oct. 4, 2005) El Cid Resorts will open
its sixth hotel this December as part of the company's new, $200 million
complex bordering Puerto Morelos National Reef Park in the Cancun Riviera
Overseeing it all will be general manager, Hector Lopez. With a Masters Degree in Hotel Administration, Lopez was the 2003 and 2004 recipient of the prestigious Food & Beverage Crystal Award for the Yucatan Peninsula & Mexico Southeast.
El Cid owns and operates four hotels, a 27-hole golf course, fully equipped marina and destination management company, all in Mazatlan. Additionally, the company owns and operates the El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel in Cozumel as well as construction and real estate companies affiliated with Century 21.
The first phase of development, scheduled for completion Dec. 17, will consist of 200 suites plus all public areas. Among its common areas, the 21-acre El Cid Cancun will have: restaurants, bars, business center, tropical gardens, hair/nails salon, and Temazcal spa. The beachfront pool will feature waterfalls, swim-up bar, in-water lounge chairs, sun deck and children's area with slides. Nearby will be an oceanfront mega Jacuzzi. For a change of pace, guests will drop by the resort's water sports facility, providing all the gear needed for snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Also on-site will be a state-of-the-art fitness center with steam room; sauna; massage rooms, as well as areas for aerobics, pilates and spinning classes.
Suite It Is
Driving up to the all-suite resort, guests will be greeted by porters and bellmen. Inside, the lobby will be a study in muted elegance, featuring marble floors and sleek, minimalist décor. There, guests will find check-in and concierge desks. Flanking the lobby will be a jewelry store, sundries shop, bar and upscale Mediterranean restaurant.
Accommodations at El Cid Cancun will range from 568 square-foot junior suites to luxurious 2,397 square-foot, three-bedroom/three-and-one-half bath accommodations. One and two-bedroom suites also are available (1,108 1,873 square feet respectively).
Each bright, airy suite will feature an oceanfront or pool view.
Entering their rooms, guests will see contemporary décor in fresh,
tropical hues. Bathrooms will be above the industry standard with
marble walls, floors and countertops and large walk-in showers with comfort
benches. All suites will have nightly turn-down service and a choice
of king-sized or double beds. Other features will include private
terraces, satellite TV, safe-deposit boxes, and minibars stocked with beverages
Deluxe All Inclusive
"El Cid Cancun guests will have a unique culinary experience, from friendly bartenders to gala functions and romantic tableside dining," Berdegue assures.
The deluxe all-inclusive resort will have four restaurants. Flanking the lobby, the Mediterranean El Alcazar will offer indoor as well as alfresco dining on the terrace. With its sleek, minimalist décor and extensive wine cellar, El Alcazar is designed to be the ideal setting for romantic dinners and celebrations. The more casual El Arrecite will serve up fresh seafood poolside with spectacular ocean views. Also near the lobby, the casual Al Andalus will offer buffet fare. Finally, a block away at the marina, guests will enjoy fresh lobster and seafood under the stars at La Marina, overlooking the spectacular yachts and turquoise waters of Puerto Morelos Bay.
Special touches will add to the culinary experience. For instance, Tea Time will take place in the lobby in the late afternoon, while the lobby bar and lounge will entertain with live music, dancing and cocktails afternoons and evenings.
Temazcal Spa and More
The deluxe all-inclusive rate covers a buffet of amenities: snorkelling,
diving, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, bike tours, nightly shows, spa,
Fitness Center, Kids Club, and more.
Once rejuvenated, guests will find such enticements as weekly gala functions with dinner and dancing and nightly dinner and shows in the 200-seat El Cid Theatre, to be completed in April, 2006. A gazebo will host weddings and ceremonies for couples who want to renew their vows against the backdrop of glistening white sand and the Caribbean Sea. Additionally, the Kids Club will entertain little ones who like water sports, games, movies, arts and crafts, and more.
Sailing, day cruises, snorkeling and diving excursions, and ecological tours depart from Marina El Cid Cancun now in operation next to the resort site. In addition to its restaurant, the full-service marina offers dive shop, sport fishing fleet, weather services, mini-supermarket, hardware and bait and tackle shops, and more.
"Marina El Cid Cancun can hold 300 vessels from 25 - 120 feet in length," explains Geronimo Cevallos, harbor master and organizer of fishing expeditions from the marina. "Boats from around the world give the yacht club a cosmopolitan air second to none.
"The Riviera Maya is sport fishing paradise," Cevallos continues, "with
white marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracuda and Wahoo all in abundance less
than a mile from shore."
Mexico's Riviera Maya covers a 100-mile stretch along the Caribbean Sea from Cancun to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Visitors go for the clear turquoise, green and blue waters; dependably sunny weather; coral reefs, and 1,000-year-old ruins of the lost Maya civilization. Many go simply to relax on white beaches, sipping margaritas. In addition to luxury resorts and vibrant nightlife, the Riviera Maya offers eco and historical tours, with opportunities to swim with dolphins, go cave diving and explore Colonial Mexican towns.
Hotel Marina El Cid Cancun Riviera Maya
|Also See:||Mexico's Emerging Destinations; The Riviera Maya, Punta Mita and the Cabo Corridor / Hans Desai / July 2004|
|Albert Mertz Apointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya, Mexico / February 2005|