Kempinski takes over Cancun

Kempinski moves into Cancun with luxurious beach hotel

White sandy beaches and a crystal-clear ocean await guests in the newest five-star addition to the Kempinski Hotels portfolio: Starting from last month, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group took over a luxurious beach hotel in the attractive Mexican tourist destination of 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. From end of year 2022 it will be fully operated under Kempinski Hotel Cancun.

“To strengthen the North American territory 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.”

Occupying one of the finest beaches in Mexico, the elegant 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.

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 centres 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.