Orlando-based Holiday Inn Club Vacations has purchased four beachfront resorts located in Mexico, expanding its offerings outside the United States for the first time.
The four family-friendly resorts are:
The Royal Sands: Located in Cancun, the 17-acre resort has 340 two-bedroom villas, three pools and a children’s pool, four restaurants, three bars, a fitness center, spa, supervised kids club, activity center, a lagoon-side marina for sailboats and kayaks, a resort store, coffee shop and an on-site travel agency, along with beach access.
The Royal Cancun: Located on Cancun’s north shore with views out over the bay and Isla Mujeres, the 7-plus-acre resort has 201 two-bedroom villas and two pools, two full-service restaurants and two bars. It also has a fitness center, tennis courts, activity center and supervised kids club along with a travel agency, convenience store and gift shop.
The Royal Haciendas: Located in the Riviera Maya, five minutes to the north of Playa del Carmen, the 23-plus acre resort has 252 two-bedroom villas with whirlpool tubs on the private balconies and features four pools, four full-service restaurants and five bars. It also has a spa, fitness center, beauty salon, dive center, travel agency, activity center, supervised kids club, children’s pool with an aqua play area, four large whirlpool tubs on the pool deck, tennis courts and a convenience store. The resort is within walking distance of a golf course.
Grand Residences by Royal Resorts: Also located to the south of Cancun in the tranquil waterfront village of Puerto Morelos, Grand Residences by Royal Resorts offers 62 villas with two, three or four bedrooms. The spacious, elegantly furnished units have tropical hardwood furniture, state-of-the-art appliances and amenities, private terraces, spa bathrooms and jacuzzies. Some larger units even have private plunge pools and gardens. The resort features four pools, two restaurants, a beach grill and bar, pool bar, a lobby bar café, fitness center, spa, daily activities, a supervised kids club, tennis courts and a gourmet food market.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations expects it will take about a year to fully integrate the resorts, and during this process, the resorts will continue to operate normally.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations is a vacation ownership company and partner of IHG Hotels & Resorts. Once complete, IHG Hotels & Resorts customers will be able to book these properties through IHG and enjoy the benefits of IHG’s loyalty program – IHG One Rewards – including the ability to earn and redeem points for hotel stays. These properties will join IHG’s global network of 18 brands and more than 6,000 hotels globally.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this news and what it means for Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and most importantly, the families that travel with us,” said John Staten, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holiday Inn Club Vacations. “With four incredible resorts located throughout one of the fastest growing family travel destinations in the world – the scenic Mexican Caribbean – the acquisition brings an entirely new, all-inclusive experience to our owners, Club members and guests.”