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Palace Resorts Unveils Newly Renovated Sun Palace, a $40 Million Transformation of one of its Top Cancun Resorts

Palace Resorts Unveils Newly Renovated Sun Palace, a $40 Million Transformation of one of its Top Cancun Resorts

The adults-only all-inclusive luxury resort reopens with renovated rooms, new meeting spaces, a variety of new culinary options, and a completely redesigned lobby, among many other enhancements


MIAMI, Fla. (September 22, 2020) — Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is pleased to announce the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation of Sun Palace, the brand’s luxury adults-only resort along the glistening turquoise waters of Cancun. Located 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport, the property has officially reopened after undergoing extensive improvements and a complete transformation to its interiors and exteriors and features a beautifully redesigned lobby, upgrades and new features to its meeting space, elegantly redesigned guest suites, luxe new dining options and new modern décor to its common spaces, bars, and lounges.


In addition to a completely redefined look and feel, Sun Palace also offers guests a chance to unplug at the luxe 7,671 square-foot, full-service spa featuring eight treatment rooms, a relaxing hydrotherapy facility, a 2,501 square-foot fitness and wellness center new top-of-the-line equipment. The luxury resort offers three infinity pools, decadent cuisine, more than 3,210 square feet of meeting space with two breakout rooms, and much more.


Exteriors were redesigned by Palace Resorts in-house architects, and modern aesthetics were brought to life in the interiors by the design team led by Claudia Ferreiro. Upon entering the grandiose new lobby, guests are instantly transformed by its unique, tropical, yet modern-chic look, competing with some of the most sought-after hotels around the world. The team has created a fresh new environment inspired by the textures of nature, with natural elements, sand tones, and earthy materials, creating a space that combines architecture and interior design with the powerful landscape and infinite panorama of the Caribbean Sea.




The design team sought to bring the outside world and feeling of nature into the interiors of the resort. “During the renovation of Sun Palace, lighting played a fundamental role in ensuring we created a warm, relaxed ambiance,” said Claudia Ferreiro.  “The new look includes natural stone, marble, and wood sourced locally from the region, eluding to the richness and beauty of the environment. Our goal was to make guests feel relaxed and Zen.” In addition, furniture exclusively designed for the property features a variety of Mexican textiles incorporating the earth’s natural elements. 


“We are extremely proud of the work that was done to complete the unveiling of Sun Palace, one of our most popular adult-only resorts and one that has been recognized in the industry among the top hotels for romance as well as one of the top resorts in Cancun as designated by the TripAdvisor community,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president for Palace Resorts. “After 13 years of continued success, we felt it was time to modernize and revamp this property to ensure it meets the demands and likes of our guests and continues to be in a caliber all its own.”


Stylish Rooms & Suites

The interiors of the 247 rooms and suites were completely redesigned with a neutral color palette featuring textures, fabrics, marble and wood that create a fresh, relaxing environment. Most suites feature ocean views of the picturesque turquoise waters of Cancun. All suites feature private balconies, comfortable living spaces, new king-size beds, double whirlpool tubs, and oversized bathrooms with luxurious amenities and sophisticated details.


Sun Palace offers a nightly aromatherapy menu, and each suite features CHI blow dryers, CHI flatirons, and CHI personal products. Suites also include stocked minibars with top-shelf spirits and snacks, gourmet Lavazza coffee makers, high-definition, flat-screen SMART TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. And guests will rest on goose-down pillows and luxury bedding with 100% cotton sheets.


Culinary Decadence

One of the most distinctive qualities of Sun Palace is the unparalleled culinary offerings. All of the existing restaurants have been revamped with new décor, upgraded menus, and new and innovative dining concepts. From delectable cuts of meat featuring Certified Angus Beef® to sweet works of culinary art by world-renowned pastry chef, Antonio Bachour, Sun Palace offers an array of diverse cuisine like no other.


New restaurant options include:


  • Fuego — The newest addition to our culinary offerings, Fuego, a Brazilian-style steakhouse, uses grilling and smoking techniques for its mouthwatering dishes. From selected cuts of Certified Angus Beef to sizzling meat directly on hot coals, Fuego’s vibrant ambiance invites guests to an unforgettable dining experience.
  • Tratto — The brainchild of famed  Michelin star chef, Giuseppe LannottiTratto’s menu of traditional Italian cuisine is a journey through rich flavors honoring the country’s culture, ancient history, and art.
  • Thai — An eclectic fusion of traditional and modern Thai cuisine, guests can savor traditional dishes, including Pad Thai Gai. The restaurant also offers a unique menu of signature, hand-shaken cocktails, and modern décor, further elevating the dining experience. 
  • Aurora — Contemporary Mexican cuisine meets traditional flavors at Aurora, with a menu designed to take guests on a gastronomic journey through the country.  Signature dishes include the Ribeye Fritter and the irresistible Suckling Pig with Achiote.


As if the culinary options weren’t enough, guests can also delight in high-end mixology and indulge in unique cocktails at any of the property’s bars, each featuring an extensive list of carefully curated libations by the resort’s top mixologists. For those looking for live music and a touch of nightlife, the lobby bar offers a live band, a DJ spinning the latest beats, exquisite cocktails, pool tables, and big-screen TVs.


Meet in Luxury

Sun Palace features more than 3,318 sq. ft. of space for corporate and social events. Upgrades to these facilities include new inspiring décor, elegant finishes, new carpeting, upgraded wooden doors and flooring, and environmentally friendly, intelligent controls for lighting, air conditioning, and sound. New touch technology seamlessly controls audio and volume in each room. In addition, the resort offers groups the latest in technology, top-of-the-line audio-visual equipment, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire resort.


Award-Winning Spa & Wellness Center

This all-inclusive wellness retreat resort is home to Palace Resorts’ award-winning, signature Awe Spa, featuring a hydrotherapy area, hot and cold plunge pools, sauna, herbal steam room, chromotherapy, sauna therapy, relaxation lounge, and eight treatment suits. Unique services include ancient Mexican treatments, such as the symbolic Kukulkan Massage. Inspired by the Mayans, the ritual features two masseuses using four hands in a choreographed simulation of three sacred animals: the Eagle, the Jaguar, and the Snake. Other traditional services include a variety of facials featuring Natura Bissé products, revitalizing skin cell treatments, massages, and body therapy.



Guests can customize their services and choose from a variety of oils, aromas, and techniques used to relax, revitalize, and decompress the muscles. In addition, the spa offers traditional services, including facials and anti-aging treatments integrating Natura Bissé products. The spa also features a full-service beauty salon, boutique, and state-of-the-art fitness center and spinning studio.


Leisure Activities

Sun Palace offers a variety of activities, allowing couples to relax, unwind, and enjoy: complimentary bicycle tours, nightly shows, live music, karaoke, Zumba, Pilates, and much more.


Rates start at $733 per night for a standard suite based on double occupancy. To reserve a Sun Palace stay, please visit or contact your preferred travel professional.



About Palace Resorts

With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas, and premier Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations. For more information, visit