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Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is set to debut on Nov. 15 following over a year of extensive renovations. As Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property when the brand first arrived to Mexico over 20 years ago, the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum has been completely transformed.   

“We are proud to have reached such an important milestone in the company’s history as we prepare to unveil this special property and share its completely new concept with our guests,” explained Helen Montijano, v.p. of sales and marketing for the U.S. and Canada, in a press release statement. “As part of the brand’s evolution, we have reimagined all the spaces, amenities and experience to pay tribute to the rich Mayan heritage of the area, while maintaining the same principles of our brand and offering outstanding quality service. We are sure all who visit will appreciate this setting in a completely new way.”

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is located within the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Resort, just 60 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes from Tulum’s Mayan ruins. In total, there are four resorts within the complex, four luxurious spas, countless swimming pools, fitness centers, a convention center, commercial areas and the PGA Riviera Maya by Bahia Principe 18-hole golf course designed by the famous Robert Trend Jones II.

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The resort’s lobby.

The ode to the Mayan origin that Montijano mentions can be seen immediately in the resort’s grand lobby where a massive pillar stands in the center adorned in symbols and engravings of the historic civilization. Accommodations, meanwhile, come in four categories and include upgraded amenities and a sitting area.  

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum’s culinary range from traditional Mexican staples to spices from the Far East. Guests can choose from the Yucatan Buffet, Hindu Thai Restaurant, Gourmet Don Pablo, Mexicano Tequila, Restaurant Rodizio La Gran Tortuga, The Truck Beach Restaurant, Andale Burger, and La Isla Bar. 

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The Rodizio Restaurant.

An expansive kids’ zone, Zama, the original name of Tulum’s walled city, features numerous activity areas where children can learn about the Mayan culture through play, archaeology, and exploration. There are 10 dedicated spaces: a kids’ club, with indoor and outdoor areas for activities, picnics, shows and more; a sand area where discoverers can uncover Mayan artifacts;  a playground for the little ones to explore the Mayan jungle; an open-air space for the Eco Bahia Foundation that brings children closer to the natural wealth of the area; the Jungle park with ziplines, tunnels, slides and more; and the Iguana, a massive emblematic structure of one the area’s historic species where children can climb, slide and explore. The water spaces include the Cenote that meanders through the jungle, a Splash area with jets and games, and finally an amazing Water Park with giant Mayan masks and endless fun for everyone.

Fun for all ages includes three pools and a beach area, as well as a spa with outdoor palapas for treatments alfresco, numerous green spaces and trails, water and land recreational activities, a fully equipped fitness center, shopping area, and a nightclub. There is also grand theater.

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum will open with the company’s safety and hygiene measures in place, which were developed in collaboration with HS Consulting. The program is based on four fundamental pillars that include: guaranteeing the conservation of surroundings and offering safe and healthy services; caring for the people and the community with a strict plan for prevention, safety and protection; increasing measures for preventing infections and preserving healthy conditions by adapting quality standards; and promoting digitalized experiences to guarantee safe and personalized interactions while also streamlining procedures.

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