Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Announces the December 23rd Grand Opening of its Two New Luxury Five-Star Hotels at the Riviera Maya

The Barcelo Maya Colonial & The Barcelo Tropical Beach Hotels Open for the Holiday Season

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico and MIAMI, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Barcelo Hotels & Resorts announces its two new five-star all-inclusive luxury Riviera Maya Hotels will celebrate their grand opening as scheduled on December 23rd. “We are delighted that these beautiful new properties are opening in time for the holiday season,” said Oscar Serrano, Commercial Director for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts. “The Barcelo Riviera Maya Resort is operating at full service having escaped any major weather damage this summer. Our beaches are pristine, our hotels are beautiful, and our staff is looking forward to welcoming winter travelers escaping cold weather for the beautiful tropical climate of the Riviera Maya,” added Serrano.

The new Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach and The Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Hotels join the popular Barcelo Maya Beach and the Barcelo Maya Caribe Beach Hotels to create one of the area’s most beautiful and comprehensive all- inclusive resort destination properties. The Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach and the Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach are adjacent to the two existing Barcelo Hotels, and enjoy more than one mile of private white sand beach overlooking the crystalline turquoise Caribbean waters and a protected coral reef.

The new luxury Hotels offer one of the most activity oriented all- inclusive programs in Mexico. In addition to full meal service in a selection of gourmet restaurants, house cocktails in a wide array of lounges, and complimentary mini-bar refreshments, guests can enjoy water sports and activities including a complimentary scuba diving lesson; use of the fitness center; unlimited tennis and court games; horseback riding, miniature golf and a driving range (a nine-hole golf course is less than two miles from the resort). The new hotels also offer a state-of-the-art spa in which relaxing spa services and treatments are available to guests for a minimal charge. For nightly entertainment there is a new spectacular theater that is home to a live orchestra, and dance and musical extravaganzas.

Guests booking reservations for the two new all-inclusive Hotels will also enjoy complimentary access to entertainment and facilities throughout the entire resort complex. For reservations and more information contact Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Reservations at: 1-800-BARCELO (1-800-227-2356) or your travel agent.

Experience the Mexican Riviera Maya at the Barcelo Resort

Together the four Barcelo hotels comprise the largest and most spectacular resort facilities along Mexico’s pristine Riviera Maya. The resort complex is surrounded by a 500,000 meter natural park and located on a beautiful and serene beach less than 50 miles from the Cancun International Airport.

The Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach includes 474 spacious guest rooms and suites. The hotel’s decor is Mayan inspired and influenced by contemporary Mexican style. The Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach also offers 474 guest rooms and suites inspired by the Colonial style of a bygone area. Both resorts’ guest rooms are spacious, featuring a private terrace or balcony, air conditioning with individual climate control, in-room safes, ceiling fans, a coffeemaker, bathrobes, a complimentary mini bar, and satellite TV.

The new Hotels have a selection of eight continental style restaurants and six bars. Guests may choose from casual buffet style dining or one of four specialty restaurants: Mare Nostrum for fresh seafood; Bali-Hai for Oriental, inspired cuisine; Capri for Mediterranean-Italian food; or Santa Fe for grilled specials and steaks. For relaxation there are two swimming pools with a whirlpool, plus an additional pool for children with water games, and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with separate men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas. The new hotels offer a special Kid’s Club as well as babysitting services, video games and movies on-demand. There is a shopping gallery and a beauty salon. The spectacular night club features its own live orchestra and nightly entertainment, and disco dancing. Meeting planners may choose from four large conference facilities accommodating groups of up to 850 people. There is an executive business center and full business services. For more information visit your travel agent or online at http://www.barcelo.com/.

About Barcelo Hotels & Resorts

Barcelo Hotels and Resorts is among the world’s top 30 largest hospitality and travel companies. Barcelo was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1931 first as a transportation company, and then as a hotel and travel company. It is a family owned, privately held hospitality company renowned for more than 70 years of service excellence and innovative spirit in the tourism industry.

The Company owns, manages or franchises hotels in 16 countries with more than 28,000 rooms worldwide. Barcelo Hotels and Resorts are found in key European cities and resorts, in North America, Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company offers a large variety of hotels and resort types to accommodate all travelers from budget-minded to upscale guests. The resorts provide all-inclusive vacation programs making vacation planning and holiday enjoyment easy.

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts enjoys an excellent reputation with the travel and tourism industry. It is ranked among the top 10 hotel brands in Latin America. For more information on Barcelo Hotels and Resorts visit http://www.barcelo.com/.

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