Mark Carney, OBE, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Royal Resorts announced the go live for the company’s latest property Grand Residences by Royal Resorts® in the reservations system of the prestigious luxury hotel and resort collection, The Leading Hotels of the World®.
Located on a beautiful Caribbean beach just steps to the south of the picturesque fishing village of Puerto Morelos, the gateway to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Grand Residences opens early December 2013.
“We are very proud that our magnificent new resort Grand Residences is affiliated with The Leading Hotels of the World” Carney says, “and thrilled that it is now in the LHW reservations system and available for winter bookings, with occupancy beginning in early December.
The world’s largest luxury hotel collection, The Leading Hotels of the World includes some of the most famous city hotels, romantic beach lodges, historic palazzos and country homes around the globe. Carney adds, “To join the ranks of such distinguished properties is an honor. In order to be accepted, a hotel must offer excellent accommodation and amenities, outstanding service and it must exceed the five-star expectations of guests. The Royal Resorts hallmark hospitality is legendary and Grand Residences is a remarkable resort in an incredible location, perfect for Riviera Maya visitors with a passion for quality.”
Inspired by the classic Mexican estate houses of yesteryear, Grand Residences is an exclusive vacation hideaway in a breathtaking natural setting. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and has incredible views of the white-sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the offshore coral reef that’s part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second longest, and a nature reserve of jungle and wetlands teeming with bird and animal life. A full-service marina is close by, Puerto Morelos is within walking distance and Cancún and Playa del Carmen and the shopping, dining and nightlife they offer are just a short drive away. Golf courses, nature parks, beaches, snorkeling spots and the famous archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatán are also easily accessible.
Grand Residences offers spacious and luxurious one-bedroom master suites with kitchen, living and dining area, Jr. Suites with kitchenette, and two, three and four-bedroom residences for larger travel groups. They all have spectacular views of the ocean or the beach and feature Jacuzzis, extensive terraces or balconies for open-air living, Wi-Fi and flat screen TV, among other amenities.
Beautifully appointed with the finest fittings, artwork and custom furnishings in rich colors, they reveal touches of luxury at every turn, from high-end appliances and cookware in the gourmet kitchen to granite countertops and handcrafted wooden cabinets. Some two, three and four-bedroom units also have private pools, gardens or roof terraces with a larger pool, whirlpool tub, grill and bar for entertaining.
World-class resort services and activities await Grand Residences guests. They include four pools, Jacuzzis and hammocks, a swim up pool bar, tennis courts, activities, kids and teens clubs, snorkeling, sailboats and kayaks, a spa and fitness center, restaurants, beach and lobby bar, a cafe and a gourmet market. Other services are available on request and include yacht cruises, deluxe transport, pre-arrival shopping, private chef and event catering, butler and nanny service (additional fees).
Grand Residences Concierges handle golf, restaurant, fishing, water sports and day trip reservations. Sites of interest in the area include the world-famous ancient Mayan cities of Tulum and Chichén Itzá, Riviera Maya nature parks Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor and Rio Secreto, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the islands of Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Contoy and the colonial cities of Valladolid, Izamal and Mérida. During their stay, guests may also be able to take part in other activities organized at Grand Residences or in Puerto Morelos such as Mexican cooking, Spanish or Mayan culture classes, bird watching excursions, horseback riding and polo, cenote visits or wine and tequila tasting.
“We can’t wait to welcome our first guests to Grand Residences,” adds Mark Carney, “The Mexican Caribbean is one of the world’s favorite beach destinations, a place full of magic with natural and cultural attractions that go far beyond its spectacular white beaches and coral reefs. Grand Residences is a magnificent resort for an unforgettable vacation experience. It’s a secluded sanctuary for relaxing with family and friends, with luxury amenities and friendly staff to anticipate your every need. It offers a style of gracious living that I like to call barefoot luxury.”
Founded in Cancún in 1975, Royal Resorts is a Mexican Caribbean tourism pioneer and a leading company in the international vacation industry. The company has five beachfront resorts in Cancun and one in Playa del Carmen, all with five-star ratings.
All six resorts won Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Family Awards in 2012 and were in the Trip Advisor 2012 list of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Mexico. The Royal Haciendas features in Trip Advisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice listing of the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico. In February 2013, Grand Residences by Royal Resorts® picked up two Perspective Magazine awards: Best Fractional Resort in Latin America and Best Fractional Resort Worldwide at the international GNEX Conference.
Royal Resorts has also received recognition for its commitment to a role of environmental stewardship and social responsibility and its longstanding support for conservation, community development and open learning.