February 18 will see tennis champion Rafa Nadal join Abel Matutes, CEO of Spanish owned Palladium Hotel Group at the Grand Opening of the group’s flagship Costa Mujeres resorts located north of Cancun, Mexico, writes Andrew Forbes.
This elite development, costing over a quarter of a billion US dollars, includes the new 673-room family-friendly Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, and the 473-room adults-only TRS Coral Hotel, member of The Leading Hotels of the World; a Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre: luxury spa & wellness centre and a new resort village, home to restaurants, bars, kids’ clubs, amphitheatre and chapel.
The Grand Opening will come after a three-month soft launch period for the two hotels; and will be the day the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre Costa Mujeres opens to the public – this is Nadal’s first tennis facility outside of his home island of Mallorca.
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa offers a wide range of services, ideal for families, couples and groups. The property’s facilities feature nine restaurants, four swimming pools, one of them exclusive for children, as well as a convention centre with capacity for 1380 people.
TRS Coral Hotel represents the crème de la crème of Palladium Hotel Group’s adults-only portfolio with the introduction of its new ideology and service aiming to provide ‘Infinite Indulgence’, with no limits, to all of its guests.
The service includes a premium all-inclusive package, as well as a personal butler and various other benefits such as a complementary in-resort transfer facility, 24-hour room service (available via the property’s free app) and unlimited access to all the facilities and services offered at the next-door Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa.
The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre Costa Mujeres is set to be one of Mexico’s most comprehensive tennis facilities, offering tennis programmes developed by Nadal and his technical team for all levels and ages, suitable for both hotel guests and local residents. Each tennis programme is personalised and conducted by coaches of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.
There are eight clay tennis courts, a football pitch, one paddle court, a gym for warming-up, stretches and basic training, a Rafa Nadal exhibition area, a shop with exclusive premium sports products, and a bar/cafeteria.
Costa Mujeres, until now an undeveloped coastal area, is 18 miles (35 minutes) from Cancun’s International Airport and 20 minutes from the city. The resort offers surrounding beaches and mangroves, abundant with indigenous flora and fauna. This can be combined with the exuberant nightlife and rich cultural and gastronomic offerings of the nearby city of Cancun.