El Cid Resorts will open its sixth hotel this
December as part of the company’s new, US$200 million complex bordering Puerto Morelos
National Reef Park in the Cancun Riviera Maya.
The oceanfront resort, Hotel Marina El Cid Cancun Riviera Maya, will be located 12
miles south of the Cancun International Airport, halfway between the city of Cancun
and the town of Playa del Carmen. El Cid’s new, 617 acre complex boasts a
state-of-the-art marina, now in operation a block away from the resort site. In the
near future, the complex also will house boutiques, restaurants and luxury
“Our guests will experience three fantastic worlds in one location,” says Carlos
Berdegue, CEO of El Cid Resorts. “The new resort will be close to Cancun, renowned
for shopping and nightlife. Also nearby, guests can marvel at the ruins of the
ancient Mayan civilization.
“The resort’s beaches will be right on Puerto Morelos,” Bergegue continues. “Guests
will find wide expanses of silky, white sand; clear turquoise waters, and
spectacular underwater life ideal for snorkeling and diving.”
Construction on the new, $40-million Hotel Marina El Cid Cancun Riviera Maya began
in March, 2005. When completed, the 904,300 square-foot property will feature 350
suites in 11 four-story buildings. El Cid Cancun’s architecture will mix colonial
and modern styles, featuring palapa huts and sleek, brick-and-concrete structures
surrounding a magnificent, 22,000 square-foot, free-form pool.
The first phase of development, scheduled for completion Dec. 17, will consist of
200 suites plus all public areas.