Cancun’s sister hotels, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Marriott Cancun Resort, are eager to welcome travelers back with newly renovated spaces. Together known as Marriott Cancun Collection, the resorts have been given the green light to open their doors as a part of Quintana Roo’s phased re-opening strategy. JW Marriott Cancun opened June 8 and is already hosting guests, and Marriott Cancun Resort is trailing right behind with an expected opening date of July 1.

Having debuted the Tulum-inspired SacBe Beach Shack last summer and its new lobby in January, Marriott Cancun Resort’s renovations, paired with JW Marriott Cancun’s extensive $40 million upgrade to all 447 ocean-facing guestrooms are ready to welcome guests.

“There’s no greater feeling than welcoming our guests back with refreshed, inviting spaces that lay the foundation for an exceptional vacation experience,” said v.p. and general manager Christopher Calabrese in a press statement. “We continuously strive to elevate our offerings, and that started with JW Marriott Cancun’s design-forward room renovation. When taken in combination with Marriott Cancun’s new lobby, the final touch of an earlier renovation, it feels like two virtually new hotels.”

Also in the pipeline for 2020 is Hana, a Polynesian restaurant set to replace Argentinian eatery, La Capilla. Hana, a play on the Hawaiian word for family, will feature intricate wood detailing on the ceiling and distressed brick accents, along with pops of yellow. While SacBe Beach Shack is influenced by Tulum’s bohemian atmosphere. The new beach club offers a fusion of local flavors and traditional Mexican cuisine. Here, local street food is served to guests on swinging bar stools set beneath driftwood rods and adjacent to macrame hammocks, hand-painted art and dine-in-the-sand tables.

Next door, JW Marriott Cancun’s stylish room interiors pay homage to the intricate textiles found in ancient Mayan garments. Meanwhile, the room’s aerial-view photographs are indicative of the region’s famous cenotes, or natural sink holes. Meticulously carved wood accents, architectural light fixtures, herringbone-patterned floors, luxe rainfall showers and free-standing soaking tubs with complimentary lavender bath salts are now standard in all guestrooms. The property also remodeled its exclusive Club 91 lounge with navy blue and olive-hued furniture in combination with coral reef ceiling decor, providing guests a glimpse into what lies beyond the hotel’s shores.

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In addition, JW Marriott Cancun was awarded the very first safety certification by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Cancun has also been given a SAFETY Stamp by WTTC, recognized for its safe travel protocols at its hotels, airport, restaurants, etc. The special stamp helps travelers recognize companies around the world that have adopted elevated hygiene standards.

Travelers interested in experiencing the magic of Marriott Cancun Collection can book the Viva la Vacation package, which includes a minimum of 3-night accommodations and a daily $100 resort credit. The credit can be applied for everything from a spa treatment or a craft beer bucket, to a beach cabana or meal at one of the specialty restaurants. Rates start at $199 a night at Marriott Cancun Resort and $289 a night at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. Viva la Vacation is valid now through Dec. 30, 2020. Blackout dates apply and rates are subject to change.

For more information, visit marriottcancunresort.com or jwmarriottcancun.com and enter code ES7 or simply select the “Deals and Packages” tab when booking on Marriott.com.

For more updates on new protocols, visit Recommend’s Safe Travels page. Stories about future travel can be accessed at #AmazingDaysAhead.