On December 7, 2013 Royal Resorts opened the doors to its newest and highly anticipated property, Grand Residences by Royal Resorts®. As the first ever Private Residence Club to join the ranks of the esteemed Leading Hotels of the World® collection, this exclusive hideaway re-defines luxury beachfront living in the Mexican Caribbean’s newest destination: Puerto Morelos, Riviera Cancun, a tranquil community comfortably set between scenic Riviera Maya and bustling Cancun.
Grand Residences welcomed its first owners and guests with a private dinner hosted on Sunday, December 8. The dinner showcased a special fixed menu prepared by Grand Residences’ executive chef Yann Michel Cozic from France. Chef Cozic trained at the famous École Supérieure de Cuisine Française Ferrandi in Paris and moved to Mexico City in 2005, where he worked for the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel. Prior to joining Grand Residences, he was the Executive Chef at the famous Au Pied de Cochon restaurant. The menu he prepared for the evening featured exquisite dishes such as eggplant cannelloni with tomato and mozzarella confit and basil pesto, filet Perigourdine with Portobello mushrooms, and wild berry trifle. Owners and guests were hosted by the Grand Residences team led by Mr. Carlo Bicaci, the newly appointed General Manager, and by members of the Royal Resorts Executive team.
Featuring 103 sprawling suites designed as private residences with two, three or four bedrooms, all with private outdoor terraces, Grand Residences by Royal Resorts blends the comforts of home with the luxurious amenities of a five-star resort. Unique touches include local, artisanal gifts at each turndown, daily tea service, and chef’s demonstrations with customized menus available for small groups. Gourmet dining, a world-class spa and salon and personalized beach and pool service complete the experience to create the ultimate setting for a home-away-from-home retreat, whether for an intimate couples’ escape or a large family gathering. Beautifully appointed with the finest fittings, artwork and custom furnishings in rich colors, the Grand Residences suites reveal touches of luxury at every turn, from high-end appliances and cookware in the gourmet kitchen to granite countertops and handcrafted tropical hardwood cabinets.