Airline News - Latin America / Caribbean.


New York, Delray Beach (AirGuide - Airline News Latin America / Caribbean) Apr 28, 2013

Claudia Simon, Director of Marketing, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, with 100 hotels in 16 countries worldwide, has made a strong commitment to Mexico and the Caribbean and will open its latest property, the Iberostar Playa Mita on the Riviera Nayarit, later this year. Iberostar will begin taking reservations for the resort in May. The company will operate a total of 10 properties in Mexico after the new property opens. In the Caribbean, Iberostar features three resorts in Jamaica and six in the Dominican Republic. We spoke with Claudia Simon, IberostarOs director of marketing, about the new Iberostar Playa Mita and other company developments in the region. WhatOs new with Iberostar? We started off the year with five of our resorts receiving the AAA Four Diamond award. Our teams were ecstatic about that since it shows our strong dedication to outstanding quality and superior service and amenities. New to the AAA Four Diamond list is our family property, Iberostar Paraiso Maya in the Riviera Maya. In Jamaica, Iberostar Rose Hall Suites and Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall were honored for the second year in a row. Lastly, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraso and Iberostar Cancun were once again honored with the AAA Four Diamond award Do you have any upcoming resort openings? Iberostar will launch its 10th property in Mexico -- Iberostar Playa Mita. Opening in December, it will be our brandOs first property on the west coast of Mexico, specifically in the growing leisure destination of Riviera Nayarit. This all-inclusive beachfront resort is 25 miles from Puerto VallartaOs International Airport and is a true treasure for guests of all ages. What makes Iberostar Playa Mita special is its offerings. Although Iberostar Playa Mita will be a Premium category hotel, itOs truly a hybrid since it has features similar to our Premium Gold resorts and even to our Grand Collection hotels. It will house 452 guest rooms, including 120 oceanfront junior suites, all of which will be augmented with a dedicated concierge service, as well as two presidential suites. This hotel will have more oceanfront junior suites than any of our Premium and Premium Gold properties. What are some of the other features and amenities of your new resort? Iberostar Playa Mita will have two main pools, plus a kidOs pool and Splash Park -- a new feature for one of our Premium...

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