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Karisma Resorts properties on the Mayan Riviera. Update October 31st, 6:00 pm ET

Please find below the latest updates on the current situation at the Karisma Resorts in Mexico:

EL Dorado Seaside Suites

CONFIRMED OPENING DATE : November 17, 2005.

Limited availability in some room categories

Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Services available

All restaurants, bars and pools will be available. The Spa and gym will be closed until further notice. Spa services will be offered at the beach.

El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort

CONFIRMED OPENING DATE: November 25, 2005.

Services available :

The following services will be available :

Restaurants :

Cocotal, International Gourmet Restaurant

D’Italia : Italian Gourmet Restaurant

Jojo’s : Caribbean Gourmet Restaurant

La Carreta : Mexican Gourmet Restaurant

Pizzeria

Bars & Lounges :

Martini Lounge

Beach Bar

Guacamayas Bar

Tucanes pool Bar

Las Fuentes pool bar (new)

Pools :

Tucanes Pool

Las Fuentes Pool (new)

Services

24 hours room service

Spa

Gym

Tennis courts (day light only)

Casitas

PLEASE NOTE THAT CASITA CATEGORY WILL NOT OPEN ON NOVEMBER 25, an update on the opening date of the Casitas will follow later this week.

Limited availability in some room categories

Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Luggage

In case you were a guest at any of the Karisma properties and still have luggage in Mexico: As soon as the situation in Mexico comes back to normal luggage will be returned to you as soon as possible in coordination with your travel provider.

Hidden Beach Resort

New estimated opening date : November 30, 2005.

An update will follow by the end of this week.

AZUL Beach Hotel

An update will follow by the end of this week.
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Dear Partner,

After having evaluated the damages caused to our hotels by hurricane Wilma; I am very pleased to announce the latest update on our properties:

Tucan/Quetzal:
· The hotel will reopen by November 4th, 2005 (100% operational)

Paraiso Complex:
Will reopen on November 4th, 2005. Room capacity at 80%


Beach/Del Mar:
The theater was damage, we will do the shows at the convention center

1 of the beach palapas will be closed
The beach bar will be closed

Lindo:
The specialty restaurants (Italian & Oriental) will be closed until November 19th, to compensate this, our guest will have full access to the Paraiso Maya Restaurants

Maya:
3 small pools are closed
Beach bar is closed

Cozumel:
Will be closed until further notice

We are working our best to give our mutual customers the luxury service that they are used to. Thank you again for your understanding and support
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APPLE VACATIONS UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 2nd


RIVIERA MAYA


Sunscape Tulum (Dreams Tulum as of December)
Open and fully functional
Hotel is open and fully operational - all restaurnats, bars, pool, electricity, water (hot & cold), air condtioning, telecommunications, etc. are fully functional and undamaged.

Sunscape Puerto Aventuras
Reopening Dec. 11

Copacabana
Reopening Nov. 2

Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Open and fully operational

Palladium
Fully operational as of Nov. 1

Palladium White Sands
New resort, still pending, but no delay expected

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: theater shows will be held in the Convention Center; one of the beach Palapas will be closed; the beach bar will be closed.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: Italian & Oriental restaurants closed until 11/19/05, to compensate this, guests will have full access to the Paraiso Maya restaurants.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Reopening on Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: three small pools are closed, beach bar closed.

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Reopening Nov. 4 fully operational

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 1

Riu Palace Riviera Maya
New resort - scheduled to open Feb 06

Sandos Gala Playacar
Reopening Nov. 10 with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 25

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort
Reopening Jan 31

Grand Gala Esmeralda
New resort, scheduled to open Dec. 05

Secrets Capri
Reopening Nov. 2

Secrets Excellence
Reopening Nov. 24

Viva Azteca
Reopening Nov. 11

Viva Maya
Reopening Nov. 18

Club Maeva Tulum
Open with limited inconveniences

Akumal Beach Resort
Reopening Nov. 30

Allegro Playacar
Reopening Dec 20

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Reopening Nov. 10

Barcelo Maya Tropical / Colonial
New resort, opening pushed back to Dec 22

Grand Xcaret
Reopening Dec 20

Royal Hideaway
Reopening Dec 20

Paradisus Riviera Cancun
Reopening Dec 15

Club El Mandarin
Reopening Nov 30

Oasis Akumal
Reopening Jan 31

Fairmont Mayakoba
Opening pushed back to Fe. 28

Valentin Playa Del Secreto
Still on schedule to open May 06

Aventura Spa Palace
North section - closed through Nov 4 - will open with one less restaurant.
South section - closed through Nov 29 - children will be allowed in this section only through Dec 19

Moon Palace
Reopening Dec 19 - not all rooms will be available at this time.

Playacar Palace
New resort - scheduled to open Dec 18
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FUNJET HOTEL UPDATES AS OF NOVEMBER 2nd



RIVIERA MAYA


Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Nov. 1
Some damage to the main areas and beach Palapas, only 2 pools open

Palladium
Open
Limited Services:Main lobby closed, 1 pool closed and A la Carte restaurant closed

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Nov. 5

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Nov. 5

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open and fully operational

Sandos Gala Playacar
Nov. 12

Club Maeva Tulum
Open - Some Service Interruptions:Beach erosion and landscaping work required

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Nov. 10

Aventura Spa Palace
Nov. 5
500 rooms North Section only. The rest of the resort will open 11/30/05. Due to circumstances,children will be allowed 11/5/05-1/8/06. Some visible noise and construction 11/5/05-11/30/05

Moon Palace
Feb 1

Azul Beach Resort
Dec. 15

El Dorado Seaside Suites
Nov. 17
Gym and spa will be closed
Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Hidden Beach Resort
Nov. 30

El Dorado Royale
Nov. 25
Casitas will not open on Nov. 25. Scheduled to open on Dec. 2
Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Gran Porto Real
Dec. 1

Royal Porto Real
Open - Some Service Interruptions: Some windows broken but very little other damage

Real Playa Del Carmen
Open - limited services Updates pending

Coco Beach
Open - Some Service Interruptions:Operating at 75% working with 20 rooms and 1 restaurant

Reef Club Playacar
Nov. 30

Club El Mandarin
Dec. 1

Catalonia Riviera Maya
Nov. 8

Occidental Grand Xcaret
Dec. 20
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APPLE VACATIONS UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 4th


RIVIERA MAYA


Sunscape Tulum (Dreams Tulum as of December)
Open and fully functional
Hotel is open and fully operational - all restaurnats, bars, pool, electricity, water (hot & cold), air condtioning, telecommunications, etc. are fully functional and undamaged.

Sunscape Puerto Aventuras
Reopening Dec. 11

Copacabana
Reopening Nov. 2

Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Open and fully operational

Palladium
Fully operational as of Nov. 1

Palladium White Sands
New resort, still pending, but no delay expected

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: theater shows will be held in the Convention Center; one of the beach Palapas will be closed; the beach bar will be closed. The hotel should be fully operational by 12/15/05.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: Italian & Oriental restaurants closed until 11/19/05, to compensate this, guests will have full access to the Paraiso Maya restaurants.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Reopening on Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: three small pools are closed, beach bar closed. The hotel should be fully operational by 12/15/05.

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Reopening Nov. 4 fully operational

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 1

Riu Palace Riviera Maya
New resort - scheduled to open Feb 06

Sandos Gala Playacar
Reopening Nov. 10 with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 25

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort
Reopening Jan 31

Grand Gala Esmeralda
New resort, scheduled to open Dec. 05
*Shammy's edit* I've been told they will NOT be open in Dec, but some time in Feb.

Secrets Capri
Reopening Nov. 2

Secrets Excellence
Reopening Nov. 24. Bookings will be protected at Secrets Capri providing there is availability at that hotel.

Viva Azteca
Reopening Nov. 11

Viva Maya
Reopening Nov. 18

Club Maeva Tulum
Open with limited inconveniences

Akumal Beach Resort
Reopening Nov. 30

Allegro Playacar
Reopening Jan. 30

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Hotel open without 1 beach restaurant. Hotel should be fully operatonal 11/30/05.

Barcelo Maya Tropical / Colonial
New resort - opening pushed back to Dec 23

Grand Xcaret
Reopening not prior to Jan 31

Royal Hideaway
Reopening not prior to Jan 31

Paradisus Riviera Cancun
Reopening Jan 31

Club El Mandarin
Reopening Nov 30

Oasis Akumal
Reopening Jan 31

Fairmont Mayakoba
Opening pushed back to Feb. 28

Valentin Playa Del Secreto
Still on schedule to open May 06

Aventura Spa Palace
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the hotel will be allowing kids thru 01/08/2006. North Section open on 11/05/05 - less 1 restaurant; however the South Section is closed thru 11/29/05.

Moon Palace
Reopening Dec 19
Jrs Golf View Suite and 2 Bedroom Presidential Golf View suite closed thru 01/31/2006. These units are on the golf course with golf course view.

Playacar Palace
New resort - scheduled to open Dec 18
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FUNJET HOTEL UPDATES AS OF NOVEMBER 4th



RIVIERA MAYA


Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Nov. 1
Some damage to the main areas and beach Palapas, only 2 pools open

Palladium
Open
Limited Services:Main lobby closed, 1 pool closed and A la Carte restaurant closed

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Nov. 5

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Nov. 5

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open and fully operational

Sandos Gala Playacar
Nov. 12

Club Maeva Tulum
Open - Some Service Interruptions:Beach erosion and landscaping work required

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Nov. 10

Aventura Spa Palace
Nov. 5
500 rooms North Section only. The rest of the resort will open 11/30/05. Due to circumstances,children will be allowed 11/5/05-1/8/06. Some visible noise and construction 11/5/05-11/30/05

Moon Palace
Feb 1

Azul Beach Resort
Dec. 15

El Dorado Seaside Suites
Nov. 17
Gym and spa will be closed
Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Hidden Beach Resort
Nov. 30

El Dorado Royale
Nov. 25
Casitas will not open on Nov. 25. Scheduled to open on Dec. 2
Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Gran Porto Real
Dec. 1

Royal Porto Real
Open - Some Service Interruptions: Some windows broken but very little other damage

Real Playa Del Carmen
Open - limited services Updates pending

Coco Beach
Open - Some Service Interruptions:Operating at 75% working with 20 rooms and 1 restaurant

Reef Club Playacar
Nov. 30

Club El Mandarin
Dec. 1

Catalonia Riviera Maya
Nov. 8

Occidental Grand Xcaret
Feb. 1 - tentative opening

Occidental Allegro Playacar
Jan. 31

Royal Hideaway
Feb. 1 - tentative opening
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Iberostar Resorts in Playa Del Carman Open after Wilma
Published on: November 7, 2005


Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced that the hotels located in Playa Del Carmen and Playa Paraiso are open and ready to welcome guests. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts executives have assessed the damages and are currently working with tour operators to restore business to normal. The hotels have been open and operating since the storm and are welcoming new guests as of Friday, Nov. 4. None of the six hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula suffered any severe damages and all repairs will be completed in time for the holidays. Iberostar Tucan and Iberostar Quetzal, both in Playa del Carmen, are fully operational. The four hotels that make up the Iberostar Playa Paraiso complex in the Riviera Maya (Iberostar Paraiso Beach, Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso Maya) are operating with 80 percent of its guest rooms available and with a few changes in services. The theater shared by Iberostar Paraiso Beach and Iberostar Paraiso del Mar experienced some structural damage and is closed for repairs. In the meantime, guests may enjoy shows and nightly entertainment at the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo theater. The Italian and Oriental specialty restaurants, as well as the buffet, at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo are closed for repairs. In the interim, guests will have full access to all the restaurants at Iberostar Paraiso Maya. The entire Playa Paraiso complex including the Playa Paraiso Convention Center is expected to be fully operational by mid-December. The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club will open nine of its 18 holes this weekend and the rest by November 19th.
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Barceló Maya Beach Resort Reopens for Business
Published on: November 7, 2005


Barceló Hotels & Resorts reported that The Barceló Maya Beach Resort in Mexico is accepting new guest arrivals and has fully reopened for business with nearly all of its guestrooms and amenities operational. The resort has 1,458 guest rooms in service and with the exception of one beachside Grill, all restaurants and facilities are fully operational following Hurricane Wilma. In Cancun, work is underway at the Barceló Tucancun Resort to repair hurricane damage, and the hotel is also expected to reopen at the beginning of the 2006 winter season. Further updates will be issued as progress continues.
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Look at our progress!

Our resort staff made a tremendous effort to restore these beautiful properties to the their original splendor. Now open and fully operational, Secrets Capri and Sunscape Tulum are eagerly welcoming guests. Sunscape Puerto Aventuras will reopen and welcome guests on November 19, 2005. Preperations for reopening Secrets Excellence Riviera Cancun are progressing! This resort will reopen on November 25, 2005. Dreams Cancun is currently undergoing repairs and will be ready to welcome guests on December 17, 2005.

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PALACE RESORTS


1. Aventura Spa Palace

Due to the resort's location and structure, the Aventura Spa Palace did not suffer major damages and the North Section of the resort is scheduled to open on November 5, 2005. Following is a schedule on the estimated dates when the rooms will be available:

November 5th - 500 rooms
November 9th - An additional 100 rooms. Total 600 rooms
November 20th - An additional 300 rooms. Total 900 rooms
November 30th - An additional 366 rooms. Total 1266 rooms

The Lobby, beach, Spa, beauty salon, yoga temple, fitness center, pools and convention center are in good condition and will be operational by November 5th . All the restaurants in the North section, with the exception of "El Greco", will be fully operational by this time as well. Weddings will be available as of November 5th .

In addition, please be advised that due to the circumstances, we will be allowing children at the Aventura Spa Palace from November 5, 2005 - January 8, 2006. We urge you to please advise all current and future guests booked during the above mentioned dates in order to avoid future customer issues. Compensation will not be provided for customer issues related to children.

We would also like to clarify that there will be some visible construction and noise in hallways and common areas from November 5th - November 30th . Please be sure to inform guests of this situation as well.


2. Playacar Palace Fortunately, the resort did not suffer major damage and it is scheduled to open in its entirety on December 18, 2005. All rooms, common areas and meeting facilities will be available at this time.


3. Playacar Spa & Golf Club

The Golf Course is now open and accepting tee time reservations. For tee time reservations, please fax to 011-52-998-881-6090 or by e-mail at teetimes@palaceresorts.com . The Spa at the club house is expected to reopen by February 2006.



4. Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

The Moon Palace is expected to reopen by December 20th, 2005 with approximately 1,500 rooms. The Sunrise and Nizuc lobbies, all indoor restaurants, Golf course, pools and the convention center will be fully operational at this time as well. The additional 531 rooms, the Golf Suites, Club house and the Spa are expected to open by February 2006. Weddings will resume on January 1, 2006 . We are working in moving all scheduled weddings to the Aventura Spa Palace based on availability. If any of your clients have scheduled weddings at the Moon Palace, please have them contact our Wedding Coordinators at 1-800-635-1836 ext 6010.

Some of the rooms are expected to be remodeled featuring new furniture, paint, floors, etc by December 20th. As more rooms become available, these will also be remodeled until all rooms are upgraded.


5. Sun Palace

The Sun Palace suffered significant damages and is expected to reopen on February 1, 2006 . Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.



6. Cancun Palace

The Cancun Palace endured substantial damages during the storm. The estimated time for the reopening of Cancun Palace is February 1, 2006.


7. Beach Palace

Fortunately, the Beach Palace did not suffer major damages and should be fully operational by December 20, 2005.


8. Cozumel Palace

Due to the extensive damage that was caused by the hurricane, we do not have an expected opening date yet. We will be able to provide another update on this property in two weeks.


9. Le Blanc Spa Resort

Due to the layout and location of the resort, Le Blanc Spa Resort suffered extensive damage in the rooms, common areas and convention center. As a result, the hotel is anticipated to open on February 1, 2006 . It is expected that all rooms, common areas, restaurants and Spa will be fully operational at this time. The Convention Center is expected to open a month later.
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Mexico Makes Progress on Wilma Recovery
Published on: November 8, 2005


The re-launching of the cruise port of Cozumel, the reopening of hotel rooms in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera and the refurbishing of Cancun's hotel strip are some of the signs that post-Hurricane Wilma recovery in the Mexican Caribbean is progressing well on schedule to meeting the government's Dec. 14 deadline. A Royal Caribbean passenger cruise, the first ship to disembark on Cozumel's shores following Hurricane Wilma, will anchor on the island Nov. 14, Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) CEO Francisco Ortiz reported. Mexico is the number one cruise destination in the world, with 24 cruise ports, and Cozumel is the country's (as well as the western Caribbean's) top cruise port, explained Ortiz, adding that the nearby cruise ports of Progreso in Yucatan State and Costa Maya in Quintana Roo State were unaffected by the passage of Wilma. Meanwhile, some 5,000 rooms in Cancun and 13,700 in the Riviera Maya will be able to receive visitors by Nov. 15, and these numbers will increase to 12,000 and 17,400 respectively by Dec. 15, said Juan Pedro Mercader, Mexico's Undersecretary of Tourism Development. Major hotels having already opened their doors to visitors include Royal Resorts, with 2,400 rooms and suites, according to Mercader. With electricity, drinking water, drainage and phone service now completely restored in Cancun, the city is working hard to give its hotel strip a facelift, according to Mexico's National Tourism Trust (Fonatur). Fonatur Regional Director Ricardo Alvarado said that the approximately US$20 million in funds earmarked for this purpose are already being put to work to repair sidewalks and bike paths, repave streets, install uniform signage and hurricane-resistant street lighting, create gardens and plant new palm trees along the city's shoreside avenue, Kukulcan Boulevard. Cozumel will be the focus of a similar development plan involving public and private sector collaboration and designed to bring the island's urban and ecological areas back to their former luster, said Tourism Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo
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FUNJET HOTEL UPDATES AS OF NOVEMBER 12th



RIVIERA MAYA


Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Nov. 1
Some damage to the main areas and beach Palapas, only 2 pools open

Grand Palladium
Open
Limited Services:Main lobby closed, 1 pool closed and A la Carte restaurant closed

Grand Palladium Riviera Resort
Dec. 15
New Spa and Gym opening 1/15/06

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Nov. 5

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Nov. 5

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open and fully operational

Sandos Gala Playacar
Nov. 11 Fully operational

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort
Feb. 1

Club Maeva Tulum
Open - Some Service Interruptions:Beach erosion and landscaping work required

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Nov. 4

Barcelo Maya Tropical / Colonial
Dec. 23

Aventura Spa Palace
Nov. 5
500 rooms North Section only. The rest of the resort will open 11/30/05. Due to circumstances,children will be allowed 11/5/05-1/8/06. Some visible noise and construction 11/5/05-11/30/05

Moon Palace
Dec. 20
1,500 rooms only

Azul Beach Resort
Dec. 25

El Dorado Seaside Suites
Nov. 17
Gym and spa will be closed
Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Hidden Beach Resort
Dec. 15

El Dorado Royale
Nov. 25
Casitas will not open on Nov. 25. Scheduled to open on Dec.15. Due to the limited inventory in some categories, downgrades in room types may occur upon arrival. In case you receive a different room type as stated on your travel voucher, please contact your travel provider upon return home and the price difference will be reimbursed.

Gran Porto Real
Nov. 19

Royal Porto Real
Open - Some Service Interruptions: Some windows broken but very little other damage

Real Playa Del Carmen
Open
TRADE WINDS BEACH BAR- guest are using beach and beach bar at Gran Porto Real.
Shuttle to Beach club - operating

Grand Coco Bay (formally Coco Beach)
Open
Some Service Interruptions:Operating at 75% working with 20 rooms and 1 restaurant

Reef Club Playacar
Nov. 30

Club El Mandarin
Dec. 18
One restaurant close and general maintenance going on.

Catalonia Riviera Maya
Nov. 8

Occidental Grand Xcaret
Feb. 1 - tentative opening

Occidental Allegro Playacar
Jan. 31

Royal Hideaway
Feb. 1 - tentative opening

Paradisus Riviera Cancun
Jan. 20
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APPLE VACATIONS UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 12th


RIVIERA MAYA


Sunscape Tulum (Dreams Tulum as of December)
Open and fully functional
Hotel is open and fully operational - all restaurnats, bars, pool, electricity, water (hot & cold), air condtioning, telecommunications, etc. are fully functional and undamaged.

Sunscape Puerto Aventuras
Reopening Dec. 12

Copacabana
Reopening Nov. 2
Due to Hurrican Wilma, the hotel has had its power redirected through a smaller power plant and this is causing some power shortages within the hotel. A/C is only being applied during the evening hours. The hotel should have this problem fully operational by 11/18/05.

Bahia Principe Akumal
Bahia Principe Coba
Bahia Principe Tulum
Open and fully operational

Palladium
Fully operational as of Nov. 1

Palladium White Sands
New resort, still pending, but no delay expected

Iberostar Beach/Del Mar
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: theater shows will be held in the Convention Center; one of the beach Palapas will be closed; the beach bar will be closed. The hotel should be fully operational by 12/15/05.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Reopening Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: Italian & Oriental restaurants closed until 11/19/05, to compensate this, guests will have full access to the Paraiso Maya restaurants.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Reopening on Nov 4 with limited inconveniences: three small pools are closed, beach bar closed. The hotel should be fully operational by 12/15/05.

Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
Reopening Nov. 4 fully operational

Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Yucatan
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Open with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 1

Riu Palace Riviera Maya
New resort - scheduled to open Feb 06

Sandos Gala Playacar
Reopening Nov. 10 with limited inconveniences, fully operational Nov. 25

Sandos Caracol Beach Resort
Reopening Feb. 1

Grand Gala Esmeralda
New resort, scheduled to open Dec. 05
*Shammy's edit* I've been told they will NOT be open in Dec, but some time in Feb.

Secrets Capri
Reopening Nov. 3

Secrets Excellence
Reopening Nov. 25. Bookings will be protected at Secrets Capri providing there is availability at that hotel.

Viva Azteca
Reopening Nov. 12

Viva Maya
Reopening Nov. 19

Club Maeva Tulum
Open with limited inconveniences

Akumal Beach Resort
Reopening Dec. 1

Allegro Playacar
Reopening Jan. 31

Barcelo Maya Beach / Caribe
Hotel open without 1 beach restaurant. Hotel should be fully operatonal 11/30/05.

Barcelo Maya Tropical / Colonial
New resort - opening pushed back to Dec 23

Grand Xcaret
Reopening not prior to Jan 31. Exact reopening date will be advised at a later time.

Royal Hideaway
Reopening not prior to Jan 31. Exact reopening date will be advised at a later time.

Paradisus Riviera Cancun
Hotel closed thru the middle of January. Work is being done at the hotel - hotel will offer more concrete reopening date as it becomes available.

Club El Mandarin
Reopening Dec. 1

Oasis Akumal
Reopening Feb. 1

Fairmont Mayakoba
Opening pushed back to March 1.

Valentin Playa Del Secreto
Still on schedule to open May 06

Aventura Spa Palace
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the hotel will be allowing kids thru 01/08/2006. North Section open on 11/05/05 - less 1 restaurant; however the South Section will reopen 11/30/05.

Moon Palace
Reopening Dec 20
Jrs Golf View Suite and 2 Bedroom Presidential Golf View suite closed thru 01/31/2006. These units are on the golf course with golf course view.

Playacar Palace
New resort - scheduled to open Dec 19
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Palace Resorts - Operational Updates November 11, 2005
After another assessment of the condition of the resorts in Cancun and Cozumel, following are the updated opening dates:

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
The Moon Palace is now expected to reopen by December 15, 2005 with all its rooms, including the Golf Suites. The Sunrise and Nizuc lobbies, all indoor restaurants, pools, club house, Spa and the convention center will be fully operational at this time as well. The golf course is expected to open on November 20, 2005. Weddings will resume on January 2, 2006. We are working in moving all scheduled weddings to the Aventura Spa Palace based on availability.

Sun Palace, Cancun Palace, Beach Palace and Cozumel Palace
Sun Palace, Cancun Palace and Beach Palace located in the Cancun Hotel Zone suffered significant damages and are expected to undergo upgrades and renovations prior to their reopening. It is anticipated that all three resorts including Cozumel Palace will open in Summer 2006. Additional information as to the renovation will be provided as it becomes available.

Playacar Palace
The grand opening has been scheduled for December 15, 2005 - 3 days earlier than anticipated. All rooms, common areas and meeting facilities will be available at this time.

Please continue to visit our website for additional updates.


November 09, 2005
The Aventura Spa Palace opened on Saturday, November 5th. It is expected the resort will be fully operational by November 30th. All the restaurants in the North section, with the exception of "El Greco" and all amenities from the North section are fully operational. Click here to view some recent pictures taken of the Aventura Spa Palace and the progress of the clean up.
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