Sandos expands Riviera Maya portfolio

Sandos Hotels & Resorts is expanding its portfolio in Riviera Maya to four with the addition of the all-inclusive Sandos Playacar Riviera Hotel & Spa, set to welcome guests in spring 2008.

The new property, which is currently under construction next to Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa, will be comprised of 400 junior and master luxury suites overlooking the 18-hole Playacar Golf Course.

Spacious accommodations, each decorated in vivid tropical hues, will be housed in one of several three-story buildings.  For convenience and added vacation value, each guestroom will have a complimentary stocked mini-bar with mineral water, fruit juices, soft drinks and beer.


Junior suites will feature a sitting area with a sleeper sofa, terrace or balcony, full private bathroom with a Jacuzzi and separate shower, and a satellite plasma television.  Designed with families in mind, these suites can easily be adjoined upon request providing more comfort for groups.



Master luxury suites, which can accommodate up to six guests, will feature a large bedroom with sitting area, a full bathroom with Jacuzzi, and a separate dayroom complete with a full bar, sitting area, separate bathroom and shower.  An outdoor terrace with a Jacuzzi, deck chairs and table complete the room’s layout.


The lobby will feature private desks for check-in, a lobby bar and lounges located on the second floor.  Daily shuttle service will run throughout the day, taking guests from the hotel to the beach.


For dining pleasures, there will be three on-property restaurants including an International buffet, an eatery serving Asian cuisine, and a snack bar adjacent to the large lagoon-style pool.


Those seeking daytime excitement can take advantage of a daily activities program, including volleyball, tennis, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, in-pool scuba diving lessons and a video arcade room. 


Guests of Sandos Playacar Riviera will have access to the services and amenities offered at the adjacent sister Sandos property, Playacar Beach Resort & Spa, including an additional five restaurants offering Italian, Mexican, International, and Mediterranean fare, along with a buffet.  Three of the specialty restaurants require reservations.


Nightly entertainment is provided at the newly-finished theatre, shared by both Sandos properties, that seats up to 800 people.


The two properties will also share a new Renova Spa facility outfitted with 21 treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, two Jacuzzis (one hot and one cold), wellness program, thermal circuit, hydrotherapy zone, beauty salon on three levels, eco-massage area in an outdoor palm shelter, and a fully-equipped gym with rooms for spinning, floor Pilates, yoga and aerobics.  An extensive menu of massages and body treatments are available.  Use of the fitness equipment, sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzis is free to all guests; spa treatments are available at an additional cost. 


An all-inclusive Sandos Hotels vacation features: all meals and beverages; sporting activities; use of exercise equipment in the fitness center, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; daily activities program; supervised “Kids Club” from 10 am to 10 pm (for children ages two - 12 years old) and a “Teen’s Club” from 10 am to 9 pm (for young adults 13 - 17 years old); nightly entertainment and entrance to the disco; and all hotel taxes and service charges.


Additional activities can be arranged for guests including: babysitting, massage and beauty parlor services, golf at the nearby Playacar Golf Course, and other excursions such as deep sea fishing, visits to archaeological sites like Tulum, Cobá, Chichen Itza, Ecological Park Xcaret and Xel-Ha, and scuba diving and snorkeling trips.  Prices vary according to activity.


Sandos Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Spain, has three properties on the Riviera Maya, Mexico - Caracol Beach Resort & Spa, Select Club Beach Resort & Spa and Playacar Beach Resort & Spa - and one resort, the Papagayo Arena Beach Resort & Spa in the Canary Islands.  Future openings are planned in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.