Kempinski Hotel Cancún in the News

Kempinski Hotel Cancún in the News

19 Apr 2023

Kempinski Hotel Cancun Commemorates a Legacy of Luxury

Cancún, Mexico, 18 April 2023 - Kempinski Hotel Cancún is commemorating 30 years
of this iconic property that has represented luxury and distinguished service over the
years. The resort, previously managed by the Ritz-Carlton, is one of the first luxury
properties established in the area, located on one of the most pristine beaches in
Cancún. Now the legacy of luxury continues, offering unmatched five-star service,
attracting new guests and continuing to appeal to those returning year after year. In lieu
of the celebration, the hotel will be celebrating this special anniversary at a private event
on Thursday, 20 April 2023.

The construction of the resort began in 1993 and was spearheaded by architect José
Manuel Gómez Vázquez. Its recent transition to Kempinski Hotel Cancún has established
a new chapter for travelers looking for selective hospitality in the destination, as the
brand is bringing a new vision of luxury through its Lady in Red ambassadors, a
reimagined culinary program and enhancements to its services, spa and onsite

This historic property has exemplified luxury for 30 years, ensuring service is maintained
throughout every detail for its guests,” said Aref Sayegh, General Manager for Kempinski
Hotel Cancún. “We are honored to recognize a trajectory of excellence that is shown not
only through the awards the resort has received, but also through the testimonials of
guests who return to the property year after year.”

30 Years Marks A Legacy of Guest Recognition

The property was the first oceanfront property in the world to receive three distinct
American Automobile Association (AAA) recognitions, consisting of a five-diamond
ranking for the resort and onsite fine-dining restaurants, The Club Grill and Fantino. It was
also the only property to receive the National Quality Award (Premio Nacional de Calidad,
PNC) three times, granted by the president of Mexico. Executive Chef René Camelo, has
worked at the property since it first opened and is now spearheading the resort's culinary
offerings across its five onsite restaurants.

This iconic property is a grandiose vision in constant maintenance, grounded by its most
important accolade, thirty years of guest satisfaction, much supported by several lasting
staff members. In the last decade, the property has been recognized by top travel
publications and organizations for exemplary guest service, including Travel + Leisure’s
‘World’s Best Awards;’ Expedia® ‘Insiders’ SelectTM’ awards; TripAdvisor ‘Travelers’ Choice
Award;' and Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘The Gold List.’ Just this month, Kempinski Hotel
Cancún was named the ‘The Best Hotel in Cancún Overall’ by Forbes. In addition to
these recognitions, the hotel was the first and only property in Mexico to be recognized
for saving the most energy for two consecutive years by Mexico’s Federal Electricity
Commission (CFE), in continued efforts to be industry leaders in conservation.