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GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA has a number of dining and drinking venues, including this outdoor restaurant. It’s just added a Koi Sports Bar and Dancing Lounge as well.

GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA has a number of dining and drinking venues, including this outdoor restaurant. It’s just added a Koi Sports Bar and Dancing Lounge as well.


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Club Med has been busy this summer. It’s prepping to open a hotel in the French Alps in December. Val Thorens will serve as the brand’s flagship new generation ski resort. Word is nearly $106 million was invested in the property to craft top technology and entertainment offerings. It will have direct access to The Three Valleys, acclaimed as the “largest ski domain in the world” with 370 miles of ski slopes. Design will be “a chic spin on Alpine culture.” Want warmer climes? Club Med Columbus Isle is undergoing a huge re-do that will debut in November. New restaurant concepts and a fresh spa by L’Occitane (the only one in the Bahamas), will complement refurbished guest rooms.

In the Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Maya added a new Koi Sports Bar and Dancing Lounge this spring. Koi seats 140 indoors and 100 in the outdoor terrace. It is open from Tuesday through Sunday, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The resort offers its VIPs butler service, a range of watersports, live music and international dining. There is also a 90,000-square-foot spa. Contact Sales Manager Maria Moreno ([email protected]; 011-52-984-877-8303) for details.

If you haven’t had the chance to see it yet, we suggest a trip to Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, which opened earlier this year. We hear that guests of the resort, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, get the benefits of Secrets Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Luxury service (think limitless access to à la carte dining, 24-hour room and concierge service, daytime activities and fitness center access). The resort’s 235 rooms range from private poolside casitas to oceanfront suites. Dining enthusiasts will love Vista Ballenas, serving local and international dishes; seafood at Dos Mares; and special six-course tasting at Canto del Mar. Coming Soon: The hotel will soon open Spice for pan-Asian fusion; Coco Café, which will serve pastries, coffee and tea; and Barefoot Grill, which will be casual al fresco dining by the pool. Reach out to Yolanda Contreras ([email protected]; 011-52-624-144-2000) for VIP treatment.

Coming Soon: One of Isla Mujeres’ top hotels will be rebranded by AMResorts. Rolandi Isla Mujeres will be  relaunched as Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun on December 15, 2014. The property will feature 35 oceanfront suites with Jacuzzi terraces; gourmet dining; a full-service Spa & Thalasso Center with 10 treatment rooms, and a natural seawater pool; private marina with its own 42-foot yacht that transports guests between Cancun and the resort; and the Endless Privileges program.

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