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MIAMI — Palace Resorts’ Playacar Palace, the brand’s luxury retreat in Playa del Carmen, has reopened following an extensive US$14 million multi-phase renovation.
The latest refurbishment marks the hotel’s second phase of renovations since it opened its doors in December 2005.
The transformation “was designed to elevate the resort to the highest possible luxury standards”, says Palace Resorts.
Renovation details include upgrades to guest rooms, lobby, front desk, restaurants, and lounge areas.
Each of the 201 rooms boasts new décor, installation of modern furnishings, enhanced showers and vanity areas, top-of-the-line Lavazza coffee makers and advanced jets added to the in-room double whirlpool tubs.
The property’s existing ‘Walk Out’ suites now feature a private terrace which adds to the romantic ambiance.
Suite access is now available via wearable tech wristbands, allowing guests to open the door to their suites with a wave of the hand.
Keeping the keyless addition consistent, by downloading the Palace Resorts app via their mobile phone (available in the App Store and Google Play), guests can also open their room doors with their phones.
Technological upgrades were also made to the property’s AC systems, featuring new hydraulic systems to ensure the resort meets eco-friendly standards.
“As a brand, we are always looking to reinvent ourselves and elevate each part of any guests experience. It’s not only about being better but also about offering our guests a completely unique experience, while offering the highest quality of standards,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts.
“The renovations to Playacar Palace are only one of the many ways, our brand continues to evolve and stay ahead of the most demanded trendy in the luxury all-inclusive We are proud to open our doors to the newly-revamped Playacar Palace.”
The property’s main restaurant, Café del Mar, now has new furniture and reupholstery. The venue now features a cold show cooking area where guests can see chefs artistic plating-style each dish as it receives its final touches before making its way to the table.
The Italian cuisine restaurant formerly known as Terraza has reopened as Bocelli, sporting a new style and menu, that’s in line with the brand’s look and feel. The newly released menu features some premium quality Certified Angus Beef cuts in tasteful signature dishes such as Controfilleto e Formaggio, Ribeye con Grani di Pepe and the ever-popular Petit Filet. To accompany these flavorful dishes will be the brand’s own pasta which is created by an expert team of chefs in-house. Antonio Bachour’s decadent desserts are also now part of the offerings at Bocelli.
Last but not least, Momo, known for its traditional oriental cuisine, features a new menu built to create a culinary sharing experience for the whole dining party. Featuring items such as Maki sushi, Nigiri, Special Sushi Cakes, Temaki and more. Antonio Bachour’s new desserts will be included throughout the property’s new culinary upgrades at each restaurant.
Guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to what Palace Resorts says is the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 resort credit – which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours.