On October 13, 2015, a special celebration took place to commemorate the upcoming opening of Secrets® Akumal Riviera Maya.
The event was kicked off with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony. AMResorts President Gonzalo del Peon and Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya were in attendance alongside VIP attendees including Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism; Adolfo Kalach, President of Paraíso Akumal Resort; Roberto Borge Angulo, Governor of Quintana Roo; David Balam Chan, Tulum’s Municipal President; and Laura Fernández Piña, Quintana Roo’s Secretary of Tourism. Following this momentous occasion, the VIPs were joined by members of the hospitality industry, representatives from the business community and the resort’s staff members for the opening cocktail celebration. Guests gathered at Secrets Akumal to enjoy world-class entertainment, specialty top-shelf cocktails and hors d’oeuvres following the brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury® standards. The adults-only resort will welcome its first official guests on November 1, 2015.
“AMResorts’ success is directly tied to our presence in the Mexican market. Travelers appreciate having more options in the destination. Opening a resort in Akumal Beach, voted one of the ‘Top 10 Beaches in Mexico,’* was a perfect choice for our next luxury resort location in the region.” – Gonzalo del Peon, AMResorts President
In 2014 alone, AMResorts grew its hotel presence in Mexico by 12 percent, with openings in Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Playa Mujeres. Additional 2015 and 2016 openings in Mexico markets include new Puerto Vallarta and Playa Mujeres properties.
“The Cancun/Riviera Maya’s popularity for North Americans is undeniable, having enjoyed another record year in 2014 and added airlift to the destination. This makes Cancun a particularly desirable market to expand our portfolio and offer even more options with world-class service and accommodations to its millions of visitors.” – Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group
Later on, special guests and staff members were treated to a spectacular evening of live music, creative aerial performances, mouth-watering food and the highest levels of service.
For the full album of photos from the event, click HERE
Located in an idyllic stretch of beach in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the striking Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya will offer adults a picturesque escape complete with an above-and-beyond Unlimited-Luxury® experience, where everything is included. Highlight amenities include:
- Luxury accommodations, including suite options with private pools
- Six gourmet á la carte restaurants, a buffet venue, a café and a grill with limitless top-shelf spirits
- Complimentary green fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club
- Three pools, including an expansive oceanfront infinity pool
- Open-air theatre for exciting shows, events and daily entertainment
- Indulgent 7,000 square feet Secrets Spa by Pevonia® facility
Source: AMResorts Press Release