Travel Courier
Issue Date: Apr 04, 2019

Palladium Hotel Group takes centre court in Mexico


Agents with clients looking for a new luxurious Mexican getaway now have a significant new option, thanks to the Palladium Hotel Group.

The Spanish hotel chain recently celebrated the official opening of its two newest resorts – TRS Coral Hotel and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa – and the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Costa Mujeres, north of Cancun.

Palladium Hotel Group CEO Abel Matutes and tennis superstar Rafa Nadal served as honourary hosts of a February grand opening event, which attracted nearly 500 guests from more than 14 countries, including Canadian Travel Press’ Greg Coates.

“This is the first tennis complex that we opened outside the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca, and I am very excited to be able to do so in a complex as incredible as this,” said Nadal during a preopening press conference. “The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre will be the ideal place for fans of this sport to combine their holidays with short tennis programs, and I am convinced that it will be a success.”

Matutes said, “The alliance of Palladium Hotel Group with Rafa Nadal for the launch of Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre is further evidence that the company has long focused on achieving differentiation, always with the goal of being the best. Having the opportunity to work with Rafa Nadal is a source of pride because in addition to being the best tennis player, the values he represents, transmits and inculcates are impeccable.”

He added, “if you like tennis, you’re not going to think of going to another resort.”

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa/TRS Coral Hotel

With an investment of US$280 million, Palladium Hotel Group’s newest resort property in Mexico includes 1,139 luxury rooms distributed in two five-star hotels, Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa (670 rooms) and the adults-only TRS Coral Hotel (469 rooms), a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

The resort’s facilities includes a luxurious 4,740-square-metre spa and wellness centre and “The Village,” comprised of a variety of restaurants, bars, children’s clubs, amphitheatres, and chapel.

Matutes and Nadal

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa offers a wide range of services, ideal for families, couples and groups. The property’s facilities include nine restaurants, four swimming pools (one exclusively for children), as well as a 1,486-square-metre convention centre with capacity for 1,380 people.

The resort also offers a range of experiences, with activities such as snorkelling, diving, yoga and pilates available, special VIP service for families in Family Selection, as well as a luxurious water circuit and an extensive list of treatments offered at the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness Centre.

Live music shows, as well as a multi-course gourmet dinner at CHIC Cabaret & Restaurant, are also available (and included for Coral guests).

TRS Coral Hotel represents the crème de la crème of Palladium’s exclusive adult portfolio with its exclusive service philosophy, Infinite Indulgence – “it’s all included.”

Coral guests have the services of a personal butler, as well as additional benefits such as a complimentary shuttle service within the complex, 24-hour room service, and unlimited access to all facilities and services offered at the adjacent Grand Palladium property.

TRS also includes a set of international culinary experiences in four á la carte restaurants (in addition to the nine restaurants at the Grand Palladium) and an Ibiza-style beach club with infinity pool and poolside bar service.

Inma Quirante of the Palladium Hotel Group noted that like any Palladium property, the two new Mexico resorts are built around Palladium’s four main pillars – excellence (service and facilities), entertainment, innovation (technology) and engagement (designed to turn guests into fans).

“We want them to repeat, come back,” she said.

Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre

The new tennis centre, which officially opened Feb. 18, offers tennis programs developed by Nadal and his technical team for players of all ages and abilities.

The facility is open to hotel guests and local residents. Each tennis program is personalized and run by coaches from the Rafa Nadal Academy of Movistar.

Facilities include eight clay tennis courts (three of which are covered), a soccer field, a paddle tennis court, a gym for warming up, stretching and basic training, a Rafa Nadal exhibition area, a shop with exclusive sports products and a bar/cafeteria with televisions.

Costa Mujeres

Costa Mujeres is an area in the north of Quintana Roo, home to the stretch of white-sand beaches around Cancun and the idyllic Isla Mujeres.

While Cancun is known for its buzzing nightlife, Isla Mujeres, just off the mainland, offers a peaceful contrast for relaxation.

Travellers are invited to try the local cuisine, shop for artisan souvenirs, or just lounge on the crushed coral beaches.