Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Celebrates Next Stage
Palace Resorts celebrated the enhancement of its signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, during an event-filled weekend complete with firework displays, a gala and surprise performance by Cirque Dreams. The brand hosted a slew of industry insiders and VIPs including top meeting planners, tour operators, travel agents and media to celebrate the unveiling of the resort’s 55 million dollar renovation.
The event kicked off Friday night with an outdoor reception on the Moonlight Terrace where attendees enjoyed libations, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, including fire performers and musicians. Saturday night’s festivity commenced with a lavish Mexican-themed cocktail reception featuring an extravagant fireworks display, and was capped off with a private Moët & Chandon hosted fete at Noir, the resort’s new chic nightclub. Sunday offered an opportunity for weekend attendees to give back via the brand’s charitable Palace Resorts Foundation. Guests were given the option of hitting the links for a good cause on Moon Palace’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, or participating in an interactive team -building activity that challenged guests’ skills with puzzles, relay races, obstacle courses, followed by the opportunity to help build wheelchairs donated to locals in need.
Throughout the weekend guests participated in an interactive scavenger hunt that drove participants to experience Moon Palace’s “awe-inclusive” amenities. With the chance to win prizes, including thousands of dollars in American Express gift cards, for completing the entire scavenger hunt, this adventure encouraged participants to explore the property’s many new and renovated amenities in a fun and interactive way. The winners were announced on Sunday evening during a gala event that included a four-course dinner complete with wine pairings and a preview performance by Cirque Dreams.
In addition to the fun-filled events, attendees also had the opportunity to experience the newly-refreshed property. Improvement highlights include updates to the resort’s guest rooms, enhanced meeting spaces, restaurant upgrades, the addition of a world-class wave simulator machine and dolphinarium, two new lounges for teens and children, an all-new nightlife venue and more. Comprised of three sections – Moon Grand, Sunrise and Nizuc – Moon Palace’s Sunrise has been totally upgraded as part of the multimillion-dollar project, and Nizuc is expected to be unveiled later this year.
Envisioned by Francois Frossard, one of the most cutting-edge nightclub designers in the country, Moon Palace Golf & Spa’s new additions, including the newly renovated Sunrise Lobby, hark to his romantic design movement, infusing decadent and whimsical glamour. The resort’s stunning design celebrates modern aesthetics, while also being both respective and reflective of its Mexican setting. Blending European influence and tropical sprit, the new upgrades are truly indicative of the resort’s guest-centric approach.
“We believe the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort renovations take the “awe-inclusive” concept to new heights. The enhancements and additions coupled with updated aesthetics, help create a refreshing and stimulating experience for our valued guests,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is undoubtedly Cancun’s entertainment destination and Palace Resorts has redefined the notion of what an all-inclusive should truly offer.”
The majestic Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property, is introducing refreshed ballrooms and upgraded facilities that will include new carpeting and decorative elements such as modern ballroom décor, wall coverings and ceilings. Meetings and events will also now be privy to the resort’s four million dollars’ worth of upgrades which include larger group offices, new banquet equipment and a state-of-the-art business center complete with both Mac computers and Desktop PCs with videoconference capabilities. Lastly, large groups will now be able to travel throughout the property in style with the addition of a fleet of 75 speedy golf karts.
Fusing the best of form, function and fantasy, Moon Palace is pleased to welcome guests to the new nightclub Noir. From the creative mind of Frossard, creator of Arkadia Nightclub and The Forge two of the most extravagant nightclubs, Noir was inspired by the film, “Tron.” The club’s underlying onyx tone features cutting-edge luminous accents playfully dotted between stark alabaster sofas, creating a striking and imaginative contrast for revelers. Offering an upscale nightlife experience with live entertainment, a handcrafted specialty cocktail list and glamorous décor, Noir is the resort’s newest hot spot.
Already one of Moon Palace’s most popular dining venues, Asian restaurant Momo has been outfitted with a new sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables seating 12 guests per table for a total of 96 guests. Used to entertain and bring guests together, these new tables offer visitors an interactive dining experience. The restaurant has also expanded the dining space to offer increased capacity to accommodate 150 more guests, bringing the total to 350 guests. Additionally, La Gondola Restaurant, known for its delectable Italian cuisine, has been transformed to create a more intimate and romantic feel, even featuring a new Mediterranean twist to its menu.
As the Caribbean sun sets, guests can get their evening started at either the Lobby Bar or Sky Bar, two of Moon Palace’s redesigned lounges. The well-known designer Frossard is introducing a sense of modern minimalism to the property’s bars, all featuring top-shelf libations. Sky Bar features a transitional ambiance that is ideal for both business and pleasure. Featuring a curved wall that creates a sense of privacy, the bar can entertain sports aficionados and nightlife enthusiasts.
Fun for Everyone
Rounding out the complete lifestyle offerings, Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort is the first property in Mexico to offer the wildly popular wave simulator FlowRider Double®. The attraction creates two lanes of perfect, endless waves, pumping thousands of gallons of water over a riding surface, offering hours of surfing excitement. Improvements have also been made to the existing pool, including 30 new private cabanas boasting personalized service, upgraded lounge chairs and swings. The Palapa Barracuda, the resort’s poolside steakhouse now features upgraded floors and décor.
Proving there is truly something for everyone at Moon Palace Golf & Resort, the project has also introduced the brand new Wired Teens Lounge and Connection Zone Kids Club. A destination for teens onto itself, Wired features everything the resort’s young guests need to elevate their stay, from the latest video games and classic favorites to a fully stocked soda bar and concession stand complete with delicious treats.
For health and beauty conscious clients, the gym will now feature upgrades to the common areas such as bathrooms, showers and changing areas, as well as new state-of-the-art Life Fitness© treadmill and elliptical machines that feature virtual trainers, while the beauty salon offers upgrades to its already complete services.
Additional enhancements include upgraded premium alcohol available through the entire property, updates to the resort’s Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and a new Dolphinarium. The new dolphinarium is managed by an expert team of trainers from Dolphin Discovery, members of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association. This attraction allows guests the unique opportunity to safely swim and interact with eight friendly dolphins, in a state-of-the-art, saltwater aquarium that is more than 37,000 square feet in size. Lastly, as part of the enhancement project,, each guest room now features the original CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and CHI Pro Hair-Dryer, as well as the CHI wetline bath amenities including: Infra Shampoo, Infra Treatment (conditioner), body lotion, and bubble bath.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort continues to elevate the all-inclusive experience and offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience by combining world-class hospitality and top-rated live entertainment with exceptional amenities and attractions. Located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore, nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, the property offers guests more than 2,400 waterside and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool, six Jacuzzis and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures range from a water sports marina for sporting activities to a fully equipped fitness center and private Kids Club. Recognized as Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has hosted world-renowned artists such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and will welcome Cirque Dreams Rocks this summer and The Beach Boys, this August.