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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors | September 2009 

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Joins the Choice Privileges Rewards Program
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September 14, 2009



For a complete list of participating hotels, please click HERE.
Barceló Hotels & Resorts announced their participation in the Choice Hotels International award-winning rewards program Choice Privileges. Members of this free program may redeem their accrued points for free nights at participating Barceló resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Reward nights are available for as little as 10,000 points per room, per night during low season or 16,000 points per room, per night during high season, plus $35 per adult, per day or $25 per child, per day for the all-inclusive food and beverage program.

“We are honored to be in partnership with Choice Privileges and to offer their members the kind of comprehensive, all-inclusive vacation that only a hotelier like Barceló can provide,” said Jaime Buxo, executive vice president of Barceló Hotels & Resorts sales and marketing worldwide. “With more than 75 years of experience, we know what it takes to make a great vacation, and our extensive portfolio of more than 180 properties ensures that there is something to suit any traveler’s taste and style.”

Reservations may be booked up to 60 days in advance for Choice Privileges members or 90 days in advance for Elite Diamond members by calling 1-888-770-6800. The purchase of the all-inclusive package is required with any reward night redemption. The $25 all-inclusive rate is only available for children under age 12.

"We’re very excited to be able to offer our members this new and unique redemption option,” said Greg Brown, vice president of Choice Privileges, Choice Hotels. “This is a wonderful way for us to provide our customers the opportunity to use their points for a convenient all-inclusive resort vacation.”

Points can be exchanged at a variety of hotels in many of the world’s leading destinations, including Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

For couples and families seeking the best of the Mexican Riviera, Barceló Maya Beach and Barceló Maya Caribe Beach, two all-inclusive hotels within the luxurious five-in-one Barceló Maya Beach Resort complex, offer a postcard-worthy backdrop of lush, tropical landscapes and white sands bathed by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. Ideally located on Mexico’s eastern coast between the sizzle of Cancun and the intriguing ruins of Tulum, these resorts boast a family entertainment program, two kids’ clubs, a 16,000-square-foot spa and wellness facility and an extravagant array of dining options, from delectable à la carte restaurants to exquisite buffets. On-site activities include seven lit tennis courts, in-pool aqua aerobics, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, mini golf, beach volleyball, sailing and windsurfing.

A family favorite on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya, an all-suite, all-inclusive, Club Premium hotel, just minutes from historic downtown Puerto Vallarta, offers a multitude of activities that appeals to all. This AAA Four-Diamond hotel includes 317 one- and two-bedroom guest suites, decorated in a soft-contemporary palette of neutral tones, accented with tropical colors. Each suite opens onto a large balcony with a panoramic view of Mismaloya Bay and the resort’s peaceful, surrounding gardens. Travelers can enjoy a variety of water sport offerings as well as four outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls and a children’s slide, Jacuzzis, an on-site shopping promenade, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and five restaurants, ranging from resort casual to world-class cuisine.

For those seeking the best of the Caribbean, the all-inclusive Barceló Bavaro Palace in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, offers just the right mix of value and luxury for a fully comprehensive vacation getaway. This Barceló Premium resort, a part of the six-in-one Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort, features white, powdery beaches with warm, clear waters and cool, tropical breezes. Best of all, guests can enjoy access to ten tempting restaurants located throughout the resort complex as well as the adult-supervised Barcy Kids Club and kids-only playground, a variety of swimming pools, a 24-hour casino, two dance clubs, three theaters and a gym and spa.

For a complete list of participating hotels, please click HERE.



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