The Ritz-Carlton Cancun Rebrands as a Kempinski Property

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Starting in September 2022, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group will officially take over the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Cancun on the Riviera Maya.

With no closure of operations, this well-known 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.

“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,” says 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.”

“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,” adds Claudia Molina Basteris, Chief Executive Officer Grupo Inmobiliario Mosa S.A.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Kempinski Hotels operates 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Turkey, China, Dubai and more.

Occupying one of the finest beaches in Mexico, the elegant Grand Hotel Cancun offers 315 guest rooms and 48 suites that 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 center with sauna and steam rooms, a tennis center, private cabanas and lounges on the hotel’s 400-meter stretch of beach, a beauty salon and a kids’ club offer a wide range of facilities to cater for all kinds of guest requests.

For incentive meetings, weddings, galas and conferences as well as events for large groups, abundant indoor and outdoor meeting space can be found around the resort. From a 11,220-square-foot ballroom which can be divided to elegant meeting rooms, boardrooms, breakout spaces and outdoor venues by the pool or a beachfront venue for up to 700 guests, there are ample options to elevate events and customize special meetings of all kinds. 

Located in Cancun’s hotel zone, the luxurious property can be reached in 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport as well as from downtown Cancun. Upscale shopping centers, such as the Kukulcán Plaza or the La Isla Shopping Village, are within walking distance. Guests who seek to exchange daily beach life for a cultural excursion will be able to visit the ancient Mayan city of Tulum within 90 minutes or the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza after a 2.5-hour drive. The famous Isla Mujeres can be reached within approximately one hour.

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