Riviera Maya's Esencia Reports No Damage, Reopens Aug 28

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Hotel Esencia in Playa Xpu-Ha (about one hour south of Cancun International Airport) reports no structural damage to the property after Hurricane Dean made landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula. The property will re-open to guests on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 after landscaping and debris clean-up.

Hotel Esencia in Playa Xpu-Ha (about one hour south of Cancun International Airport) reports no structural damage to the property after Hurricane Dean made landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula. The property will re-open to guests on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 after landscaping and debris clean-up. Cancun International Airport is currently open and operational. It is business as usual in the Riviera Maya as many visitors remain in the destination continuing to enjoy their holiday.

In anticipation of Hurricane Dean, Hotel Esencia evacuated all guests ahead of schedule on Saturday, August 18, 2007 where guests were able to secure flights home. "We are very happy that Hotel Esencia survived the storm and its condition is very strong," said Samir Saab, President of Prohotel International, the management company for Esencia. He continues, "The entire staff at Esencia acted in a proactive and professional manner, ensuring the safety of all the guests."

In addition, Hotel Esencia has issued the following 2007 Hurricane Policy in effect until November 30, 2007.

For guests at the hotel who are forced to evacuate:

  •     Esencia will refund guests any unused nights.
  •     Esencia will credit the number of nights lost for a future stay, valid for one year.

For guests that have reservations made but cannot travel to the region:

  •     Guests can reschedule for future travel with no penalty.
  •     Guests can cancel reservations with no penalty.

About Esencia
Located in Playa Xpu-Ha, Mexico on a two-mile stretch of white-sand beach, 46 miles south of Cancun, Esencia has 29 suites and guestrooms with features ranging from deep soaking plunge pools to a private solarium. Sal y Fuego, Esencia's signature restaurant, specializes in Mesoamerican cooking. Aroma Spa is the only organic spa in the Riviera Maya. Originally opened in winter 2006, the property is managed by Prohotel International, who also operates the celebrated La Pleta Hotel and Spa in the Spanish Pyrenees. 1-877-528-3490; http://www.hotelesencia.com

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Tania Palafox
KWE Group
305-476-5424
palafox(at)kwegroup.com

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