Kempinski Hotels is nudging closer to the US market having inked a deal to take over the management of the five-star Ritz-Carlton Cancun.
Effective September 2022, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group will take over the operation of the luxury beach hotel on the Riviera Maya. With no closure of operations, the property will undergo various improvements and adjustments to the Kempinski brand standards in the coming months and will be named Grand Hotel Cancun – managed by Kempinski during the transition period. From end of year 2022 it will be fully operated under Kempinski Hotel Cancun.
“To enter the North American territory with our very first property there and to extend our footprint in this crucial market is an outstanding opportunity for Kempinski,” said Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG.
“Cancun is a top vacation destination for guests from The Americas, who also make up a good proportion of our guests in the rest of the world as well as for Europeans. During a three-month transitional period, we will ensure that we implement our Kempinski DNA in the operation of this outstanding beach hotel and that we extend our brand recognition by delivering the impeccable service and quality Kempinski is renowned for,” Schroeder said.
”We are very excited about this new partnership in which Kempinski Hotels will bring a new level of luxury and service to our iconic resort,” remarked Claudia Molina Basteris, Chief Executive Officer Grupo Inmobiliario Mosa S.A.
The hotel offers 315 guestrooms and 48 suites – all featuring private balconies or terraces with a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. Eight dining options including two AAA Five Diamond Award restaurants, an exclusive club lounge, two swimming pools and an oceanfront whirlpool, a spa with relaxation gardens and secluded terraces, a fitness centre with sauna and steam rooms, a tennis centre, private cabanas and lounges on the hotel’s 400-metre stretch of beach, a beauty salon and a kids’ club offer a wide range of facilities to cater for all kinds of guest requests.
“In addition to our presence in Cuba and Dominica, this will be another outstanding option for our esteemed guests to spend their holidays with us in the Caribbean,” adds Schroeder.
Located in Cancun’s hotel zone, the luxurious property is 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport as well as from downtown Cancun.