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Playacar Palace Unveils Complete Transformation

Recently renovated luxury, all-inclusive  kicks  off 2018 with redefined  décor, decadent new culinary offerings, and newly designed  suites



MIAMI, Fla. (February 12, 2018) – Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – is pleased to announce the reopening of Playacar Palace, the brand’s luxury retreat in Playa del Carmen, following an extensive, ​$14 Million Dollar, ​multi-phase remodel. This picturesque all-inclusive resort for couples, families, and groups rests alongside the turquoise waters and powdery white sands of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, just steps away from the world famous, Quinta Avenida.


Since opening its doors to guests in December 2005, this is the hotel’s second phase of renovations. The transformation was designed to elevate the resort to the highest possible luxury standards. Renovation details include upgrades to guest rooms, lobby, front desk, restaurants, and lounge areas. Playacar Palace’s new interiors were envisioned by renowned architect, Roberto Elias & coveted interior designer, Francois Frossard, blending many contemporary, yet classic elements.


Each of the 201-rooms boasts new décor, installation of modern furnishings, enhanced showers and vanity areas, top-of-the-line Lavazza coffee makers and advanced jets added to the in-room double whirlpool tubs. The property’s existing “Walk Out” suites now feature a private terrace which adds to the romantic ambiance. As a brand that’s always ahead of the technology game, suite access is now readily available, via state of the art wristbands allowing guests to open the door to their suites with a wave of the hand, utilizing their bracelet.  Keeping the keyless addition consistent, by downloading the Palace Resorts app which is  available in the App Store and Google Play, via their mobile phone, guests can also use it to open their room doors. Technological upgrades were also made to the property’s AC systems, featuring new hydraulic systems to ensure the resort meets eco-friendly standards.


“As a brand, we are always looking to reinvent ourselves and elevate each part of any guests experience. It’s not only about being better but also about offering our guests a completely unique experience, while offering the highest quality of standards,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “The renovations to Playacar Palace are only one of the many ways, our brand continues to evolve and stay ahead of the most demanded trendy in the luxury all-inclusive We are proud to open our doors to the newly-revamped Playacar Palace.”


Playacar Palace has also given its transcendent dining a new look and flavors. Reflecting a chic contemporary and sophisticated uplifting feel that includes new furniture, reupholstery, and ambiance at the property’s main restaurant, Café del Mar. The swanky spot now features a cold show cooking area which allows guests to see the artistic plating-style each dish as it receives its final touches before making its way to the table. In addition, the Italian cuisine restaurant formerly known as Terraza has reopened as Bocelli, sporting a new style and menu, that’s in-line with the brand’s sophisticated look and feel. The newly released menu features some premium quality Certified Angus Beef® cuts in tasteful signature dishes such as Controfilleto e Formaggio, Ribeye con Grani di Pepe and the ever popular Petit Filet. To accompany these flavorful dishes will be the brand’s own pasta which is created by an expert team of chefs in-house. Antonio Bachour’s  decadent desserts are also now part of the offerings at Bocelli.  Last but not least, Momo which is known for its traditional oriental cuisine features a new menu built to create a culinary sharing experience for the whole dining party. Featuring items such as Maki sushi, Nigiri, Special Sushi Cakes, Temaki and more. After the savory most definitely comes the sweets! Antonio Bachour’s decadent new desserts will be included throughout the property’s new culinary upgrades at each restaurant.


As a brand which is continuously upgrading its culinary portfolio, Palace Resorts recently announced an exclusive partnership with Certified Angus Beef® making the brand, the first luxury all-inclusive resort chain in Cancun to offer only Certified Angus Beef® brand product. Adding to the culinary experience, the brand has also formed a partnership with talented pastry chef, Antonio Bachour. All Palace Resorts now feature an exclusive menu selection of decadent desserts and pastries, exclusively curated by Bachour. As the leader in the luxury all-inclusive space, Palace Resorts has demonstrated its dedication to improving the dining experience by aligning with top brands. In partnering up with one of “Star Chef’s” highly recognized dessert masters, the brand reinforces its passion for world-class culinary offerings, by bringing new delights to its guests


Guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours. Palace Resorts’ all-inclusive accommodations start at $172 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.


To reserve your stay at Palace Resorts, please visit, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.



About Palace Resorts

With ten oceanfront resorts overlooking sparkling turquoise waters, 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 & Mexico’s most extravagant spas, a premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, 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