Barcelo Maya begins resort construction

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts has announced that
construction is underway on a fifth luxury property at its expansive all-
inclusive resort complex—The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Mexico.The
newest hotel at the resort is oceanfront and will include 756 all-suite
luxury guestrooms. It is scheduled to welcome guests in December of 2007.
Recently, the Resort announced the addition of a new European style Spa
complex which will open next month for the 2006-2007 winter season.
  “The newest hotel at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort is a reflection of
growing demand for luxury accommodations at our popular resort,” said Fiona
Taylor, Director of Sales and Marketing for North America, Barcelo Hotels &
Resorts. “The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort has developed a wonderful
reputation as a beautiful hotel with exceptional amenities and services for
individual travelers as well as group meetings. The addition of the newest
hotel will insure that we can meet the growing guest demand and continue to
fulfill our promise of first class accommodations,” added Taylor.
  The newest hotel is located Oceanside along the resort’s mile long
beach. It offers ocean or garden views from all guest suites. The
architectural theme continues with a Mayan influence, but expands to
provide a modern twist on Mayan style. The hotel’s Lobby is three stories
and opens to the sea with a spectacular view. The property is accented with
wrought iron trim and cobblestone walkways creating a warm and welcoming
Mediterranean influence. Each spacious guest suite includes a comfortable
sitting area with two couches for lounging, as well as a desk, and sleeping
area. The guest suites have two telephone lines and high speed internet
access, cable TV and large resort bathrooms with walk-in showers and tubs.
The new hotel will also add five new restaurants. There will be two
international buffet restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
serving an array of Continental, American and Mexican favorites. There will
also be three specialty restaurants: a French Brassiere, a Brazilian
Rodizio and a Caribbean Seafood Grill. The new hotel will also have its own
expansive pool and beach area, as well as access to the resort’s additional
restaurants, amenities and conference facilities.