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ceiling corner rainfall showers; exclusive access to the rooftop infinity pool with ocean views and private Punta Vista rooftop bar; fine dining and preferred seating at La Bastille, a French restaurant for adults, as well as preferred seating at oceanfront Tradewinds; private elevator with exclusive, direct access to Zen Spa and complimentary hydrotherapy; and full privileges at nearby adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cancun. UNICO is a one-of-a-kind, adults-only all-inclusive hotel.... Clients seeking a romantic getaway will experience intimate tours with local guides and experts, flexible programming... and unparalleled quality of food and beverage. " " One-of-a-Kind Rendering of the main pool at UNICO's new hotel set to open in 2017 in the Riviera Maya. Frank Maduro, Vice President of Marketing, AIC Hotel Group some of the best we have ever experienced in the industry. And finally for those seeking to have a well-rounded experience, when it comes to activities, it is not just about the beach volleyball and aqua aerobics. The activities tend to be more Mexican culturally oriented-cooking classes, wine and tequila tastings, salsa dance classes, and Spanish lessons, just to name a few." Goldstein also looks to the El Dorado brand as a top-seller for romance getaways. "I'm especially excited about the new Palafitos (overwater bungalows) to open in the fall at the adults-only El Dorado Maroma," she says. "These suites will have a glass-bottom floor, private infinity pool, outdoor shower and an indoor jacuzzi. Palafito guests will also be able to enjoy butler service, a customized beach picnic, an overwater spa and much more." Both Goldstein and Varghese note that the ideal customer base for the El Dorado brand is the Gen X couple. When it comes to Millennials, Goldstein points to the Excellence Playa Mujeres. "It's a gorgeous resort set on a quiet end of the beach. The suites are spacious with big 24 august 2016 bathrooms along with an indoor/outdoor jacuzzi. You can spend hours lying on the lounger on the balcony just watching the blue water! The Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Ocean Front is a getaway in itself, as it even features a private plunge pool. Excellence Club guests have access to a private lounge and beach area." "We are very specialized as a company in luxury and romance," says David Torres, director of sales, Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts, "so no matter what brand you book you always have that feeling of a romantic setting for couples." Dreams Come True Travel's travel genie Ken says the adults-only Live Aqua Cancun, part of the Posadas portfolio, "would be my top choice. They do a great job of igniting the senses with their aromatherapy in the room and throughout the property. They have romance-inducing hands at the spa, and to add to the experience, couples can dine at the Hidden Garden," one of nine onsite eateries. At the spa couples can opt for an Ambrosial Chocolate Body Wrap or a Mayan Four-Handed Kukulkan Massage. Recommend clients opt for the luxury Aqua Club Lounge that offers upgraded service. Oceanfront Oasis Adults can also get upgraded service at Hyatt Ziva Cancun's adults-only getaway, the Turquoize experience, which actually has its own tower within the resort. This area of this family-friendly resort boasts spacious adults-only suites, 270-degree ocean views and professional butlers, as well as private airport transfers; VIP check-in and reception area; lavish bath accommodations affording stunning ocean views with unique floor-to- A new brand coming onto the scene and which travel advisor Melissa Varela, owner of Modern Romance Travel, says will offer "couples culturally inspired, immersive activities from mixology and cooking classes, to lectures by local experts and off-the-beaten path tours" is UNICO Hotels, set to launch in the first quarter of 2017 in Riviera Maya and part of the AIC Hotel Group portfolio. "UNICO is a one-of-a-kind, adults-only all-inclusive hotel," says Frank Maduro, v.p. of marketing for AIC Hotel Group. "As a completely new type of all-inclusive, UNICO seeks to compete with the luxury boutique and lifestyle hotels in the EP and all-inclusive markets. Clients seeking a romantic getaway will experience intimate tours with local guides and experts, flexible programming that lets them experience the region at their leisure and unparalleled quality of food and beverage." UNICO, whose first hotel is to be named 20° 87°, a play on the latitude and longitude of its location, will be targeting the youthful aspirational traveler ages 30 to 60. When I asked about the ideal suite for a romantic getaway, I was told that all the room categories are ideal for an intimate getaway, although highly recommended is the Alcoba Exterior Pool or Alcoba Ocean View. Keep in mind, though, 90 percent of the suites will have an ocean view and 100 percent of the first floor accommodations will have semiprivate swim-up pools. "Romance will be in full bloom at the UNICO Hotel in Riviera Maya," declares Varela. ■ Contact Information El Dorado Resorts: Adults-only/El-Dorado-Resorts Excellence Playa Mujeres: excellence-playa-mujeres Hyatt Ziva Cancun: Le Blanc: Live Aqua Cancun: UNICO Hotels:

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