Kempinski is set to open its third luxury hotel in the Caribbean next week, with a new resort in Cancun.
Kempinski is taking over the former Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, which removed Ritz-Carlton as its brand over the summer.
In the interim, the hotel has been operating as the “Grand Hotel Cancun managed by Kempinski.”
The brand change officially takes effect on Dec. 9, a spokesperson for Kempinski told Caribbean Journal.
It’s a significant change for the 360-room resort, which had for years been one of the top luxury resorts in all of Cancun.
It’s set in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone.
Kempinski now has three luxury hotels in the Caribbean region: the Cancun property, the Cabrits Kempinski Resort Dominica and the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, Cuba.
The hotel has planned extensive programming for the upcoming holiday season, from a Christmas vacation option to a fun-filled New Year’s Day celebration.
The resort will also be holding regular presentations on traditional Mexican Christmas Posadas throughout the holiday season.
Ritz-Carlton’s departure removed what had been the only Ritz-Carlton in all of the Mexican Caribbean, a region that continues to see major luxury hotel growth.
Marriott does have a JW Marriott still operating in Cancun.
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