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PALMA DE MALLORCA — Iberostar is gradually resuming operations at its hotels and resorts, in the Caribbean as well as in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Following the reopening of Iberostar Cristina (Majorca) in Spain in June, the company is also now operating in Andalusia as well as Montenegro and Tunisia.
In Mexico and the Caribbean, Iberostar has reopened four hotels: three in Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit) and one in Jamaica. These properties include Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya, Iberostar Selection Playa Mita, Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancún, and Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites in Jamaica.
During the summer months Iberostar says it plans to reopen approximately 45 more hotels. Of most interest for the Canadian market, Iberostar’s Cuban resorts will reopen this month and next. Other destinations include the Balearics, Canary Islands, Majorca, Montenegro and Tunisia, Greece, Portugal and Morocco.
The hotel chain says it is is “eager to implement the ambitious calendar planned for the coming months and hopes to increase the number of hotels operating as borders reopen, demand picks up once more and flight connections resume.”
The company adds that it has taken into account the health guidelines and rules of each country in which it operates and is in constant contact with key partners in each destination to reactivate markets and destinations according to the course of the pandemic.
Through its medical advisory board, Iberostar Group has its Wave of Change movement, previously launched to help protect the environment and oceans. The hotel chain is also working with partner SGS, a world leader in inspection, verification and certification services, which has endorsed the disinfection and sanitization protocols for its hotels.