Inside the All-New KidZ Club at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Photos courtesy of Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
The Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has high hopes for its new $2 million Coral KidZ Club today, which made its debut on July 13. “We want to have the best kids’ club in Latin America,” said Alberto Gurrola, the property’s managing director.
In Gurrola’s view, the features and amenities of the 40,000-square-foot facility will significantly help the resort distinguish it from its luxury competitors. “We going above and beyond with the experiences offered in the new kids club,” he said. “Today it’s all about designing experiences to provide the guests with better value.”
Some of the high-tech club’s most notable features include a 30-foot LED wall equipped with an electronic game designed to edify kids on a variety of subjects, a highly sophisticate video game area and a race track featuring remote-controlled cars.
The club, which offers 40 distinct activities, is designed ignite the imagination of the resort’s younger guests, Gurrola said. For instance, the club offers city, park and jungle themes for kids three to five. The city-themed area features a fire station and fire hose that can kids can use to extinguish virtual fires. “They can pretend to be firemen or construction workers and play supermarket using local arts and crafts,” he said.
The club, which caters to kids aged three to 12, offers morning, afternoon and evening sessions daily. Kids receive one complimentary pass for the morning session, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Charges range from approximately $20 to $25 for additional sessions.
Gurrola noted that the new club is designed to cater to the considerable and growing number of families that resort attracts.
Its guest complement includes a considerable number of travelers from the U.S., particularly during peak season. Gurrola said the property is the No. 1 resort in Mexico for Japanese travelers and is also attracting a fair number of wealthy Russians interested in its ultra-luxury penthouse suites.
The two penthouse suites, which each measure nearly 5,500 feet, feature 360-degree views, rooftop terraces, dining rooms, living rooms, full kitchens, pools and master bedrooms with Jacuzzis and steam baths.
“Every single room in our resort is a suite,” Gurrola said, adding that the property’s entire complement of 602 suites are oceanfront and equipped with sitting areas and balconies.
The Coral Beach’s Grand Club Level accommodations, comprising 80 junior and master suites, include concierge service and an array of culinary and cocktail experiences in the VIP Penthouse Lounge and beachside sundeck.
The resort’s culinary offerings are among its key selling points, Gurrola said. For its part, Le Basilic, featuring a French-Mediterranean menu, has earned the AAA’s Five Diamond distinction.
To further bolster its value proposition, the resort offers guests booking stays of five night or more $1,000 resort credits that can be applied to such amenities as treatments in the resort’s 40,000 square-foot spa, roundtrip ferry tickets to Isla Mujeres and dinners for two.
In the final analysis, Gurrola the resort is poised for future growth. “We’re up 28 percent in profits from 2014,” he said. “As the economy has rebounded in the last three years, our business has grown.”
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