Sunwing partners with Hard Rock to open Papagayo hotel; offering exclusive packages to Cuba resorts

Sunwing to open Hard Rock hotel in Papagayo; offering new packages to Cuba

ORLANDO — Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Sunwing Travel Group, announced plans to bring the Hard Rock Hotels brand to Costa Rica with the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, set to open by early 2018.

“Costa Rica has seen a steady rise in international arrivals and the country’s worldwide appeal aligns with our development strategy deeply rooted in expanding into desirable locations,” says Marco Roca, global head of hotel development at Hard Rock International. “We look forward to electrifying the destination with a musically-charged differentiated product never before seen in the area.”

The hotel will be located 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport, providing travellers with easy access to Papagayo’s Gulf and Peninsula. Guests will enjoy secluded landscapes, natural wonders and eco-adventure excursions.

Managed by Blue Diamond Resorts, a Sunwing Travel Hotel division, it will offer a full-service Rock Spa and The Sound of Your Stay music amenity program, which offers free in-room Fender guitar checkouts. Guests can also upgrade their room to the Rock Royalty Level and enjoy VIP services including preferred room locations, personal assistants, upgraded bath amenities and one-of-a-kind music perks.

Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, Costa Rica will cater to multigenerational leisure travellers with several family-friendly offerings, such as the brand’s two signature hangouts exclusively for younger rockers, Teen Spirit and Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club. In addition, there are different style of eateries ranging from an all-day buffet restaurant to four a la carte eateries, including a North American steak house, an Asian restaurant, an Italian trattoria and an internationally inspired cuisine.

“We’re excited to bring such a world-class, award-winning brand to Papagayo that will raise the standard of cool and contemporary for Costa Rican all-inclusive resorts,” says Jordi Pelfort – Managing Director, Blue Diamond Resorts (Sunwing Travel Groups Hotel Division). “With a passionate fan base and proven track record of delivering memorable experiences through landmark hotels and resorts, we look forward to collaborating with Hard Rock International and welcoming visitors of all ages to Costa Rica’s first Hard Rock Hotel.”

In other Sunwing news, the tour operator is now offering exclusive packages to both Grand Memories Santa Maria and adults-only Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria in Cuba. Both resorts, which welcomed their first guests last week, are the latest in the Memories Resorts & Spa hotel chain to earn the classification of ‘Grand’ to indicate their superior facilities and amenities.

An ideal property for families, Grand Memories Santa Maria features a large swimming pool, complimentary activities like tennis and kayaking and two à la carte restaurants. Couples at Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria can enjoy personalized butler service, 24-hour snacks, a private pool and full access to all the facilities at Grand Memories Santa Maria.

Both properties also enjoy exchange privileges at neighbouring Memories Paraiso, an all-inclusive, family-friendly property with varied dining options and complimentary water sports.

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