The Case For The Presidente Intercontinental Cancun

The Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort & Spa is fresh from a $20 million head-to-toe renovation. That’s just one of several reasons why you may want to put the resort on top of your clients’ “must” lists. For starters, the fact that it’s a European Plan (EP) property means your clients can enjoy dining at local restaurants without suffering from “all-inclusive guilt.” Also, the resort is set in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, and features a huge, stunning beach with gentle wave action.

Most Common Accommodations

The 366-square-foot Deluxe Rooms make up the bulk of the resort’s 300 guestrooms. These accommodations, though, are anything but basic, blending modern design and marble floors with such hi-tech features as iHome docking stations and LED flat-screen TVs. All guestrooms have free WiFi, citrusy Agraria bathroom amenities and gorgeous black-and-white images depicting the Maya world, which were commissioned to represent the InterContinental brand’s “sense of place.”

Deluxe Ocean Suites are equipped with glass-wall showers so guests don’t miss out on the view, and the shower area includes a sliding wood “cover” for privacy. Guests accommodated in Deluxe Ocean Suites also have access to the Club Lounge.

Fanciest Accommodations

If your clients want fancy, the 2,150-squarefoot Presidential Suite with its amazing views of the Caribbean Sea fits that bill. The ample terrace has a dining area, sunbeds and a private pool. Inside, there’s a master bedroom, large living and dining area, kitchen and an oversized bathroom with a giant jetted tub.

What’s Included

Although the InterContinental’s EP plan means food and beverage is not included in the rates, guests receive coffee and two bottles of water in guestrooms, with free refills daily. WiFi and the 24-hour gym are also fee-free.

One of the best inclusions, however, is that wonderful stretch of sandy beach with kid-friendly waves and limited accessibility to the wandering public.

The hotel also allows kids 12 and under to stay free when sharing a room with adults.

Best Entertainment

Kids will be entertained building sandcastles and playing in the new ChiquiClub treehouse, while parents will be entertained by cocktails at the adults-only pool, and couples by the privacy offered in the new beachfront huts that can be rented for the day. Off-site, of course, guests will find entertainment options with a capital “E”!

What’s For Dinner?

Epicentro, the new hotspot in the lobby, serves local and international cuisine, plus cocktails and barista services are available from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Club Lounge (only for Club floor members) offers breakfast and afternoon cocktails. The new Café Urbano serves à la carte and buffet breakfast plus lunch and dinner with an international and Mexican flair. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served at the Caribbean and Mexican-infused El Caribeño. The Mediterranean-flavored Le Cap Beach Club is open for lunch and dinner.