Cancun's underwater museum

Now, there is one more reason to visit Cancun! Check out the following press release about the World's largest underwater museum right here in Cancun!

"I am excited that this will become the beginning of the world's largest underwater museum. This is a unique opportunity to explore the boundaries of art and combine it with reef conservation" said Jason de Caires Taylor, British underwater sculptor of the unique sculptures.

The main piece will encompass between 300 and 400 lifelike figures based on actual living people. Once the first phase of the project is completed, other artists will be encouraged to submit their own sculptures and contribute to this unique museum.

The National Park's director, Jaime Gonzalez Cano, calculates that by April 2010 there will be approximately 250 sculptures in the underwater museum. "The underwater museum will draw many visitors, allowing us to give a rest to the natural reefs. It's like a restoration process" Gonzalez explained. Upon the opening of the museum, divers will be required to gain experience in artificial habitats and snorklers will continue to wear life jackets for buoyancy to prevent damaging the natural corals and the new artificial habitats.


For more about the project and it's author, please visit http://www.underwatersculpture.com/


Race against Cancer!

Last Sunday our team members proudly participated in the "deafio por la vida" race here in Cancun against Cancer.


For those of you who were unable to make it, it was truly a sight to see the city turned pink with hundreds of supporters running for a good cause. Of course, it is still a competition, and we are proud to say that our representatives placed in the top three in at least one category. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

You can go to our Facebook page to see an album with some of the memorable moments.


Tenemos la camiseta bien puesta, pero ahora es de color de rosa!!!


Asi es, el Hilton Cancun correra por ellas participando y patrocinando la carrera contra el cancer de la mujer "Deafio por la vida" que se llevara a cabo el próximo Domingo 1 de Noviembre a las 7:00 AM.

Registrate para la carrera en Sports City (Cuota: $200. Mayores informes en los tel 892 42 77 y 892 32 94) y corre con nosotros. Mandanos un correo a eli.gerard@hilton.com para registrar tu participación en el equipo Hilton Cancun y a las primeras 10 personas en escribirnos recibirán sorpresas.

Así que ponte los tennis, vistete de rosa y corre con nosotros para apoyar esta causa y hacer conciencia.

Te esperamos!!!


We would love to thank you all for coming out to our tweetup last Friday! Our General Manager Carlos Abaunza *who was looking in on the action* could not have said it better himself: ''Wow! If you are not here tonight, you are missing out on a GREAT party!''

Immediately following this blog post, we will be posting photos on Flickr and creating an album on our Facebook Fan page.

Here are the attendees:

@camiloolea @cancunissafe
@wild_cat_felix
@iaaxpage
@great_vacations
@asolaris
@davidmh
@yucatanholidays
@cancuncanuck
@ggabrielmx
@la_la_laura
@alexserver
@traveldesigned
@myrnation
@mel_cancun
@Mrs_no
@Mr_no
@maytemx
@mikamx
@egerard23 - the tweep that will be in charge of our social media from December

We will keep you all updated about the next upcoming tweetup here at the Hilton!

Tweetup Update

Antes que nada, quisiéramos agradecer a todos nuestros seguidores por todo el apoyo y retroalimentación que nos han brindado acerca de nuestro próximo evento. Estamos realmente emocionados en poder proveer un foro en donde todos los “tweeps” Cancunenses se puedan reunir y hablar de sus experiencias más memorables. Les informamos a todos nuestros invitados que enviaron a tiempo su forma de registro que podrán disfrutar de todos nuestros deliciosos bocadillos y refrescantes bebidas. Así mismo, contaran con descuentos especiales para cenar en nuestro exquisito restaurante Mitachi. A todos aquellos que no alcanzaron a mandar sus registros también podrán disfrutar de nuestros bocadillos, pero desafortunadamente no tendrán descuentos para cenar en el restaurante.
A continuación les detallamos un itinerario de las actividades que se llevaran a cabo este próximo viernes:

· Bienvenida con un “shot” de Margarita
· Lounge en la playa (Así que traigan sus sandalias)
· Área Especial para niños
· Descuentos en Cenas y Spa
· ‘Tasting’ de Alimentos y Bebidas
· promociones y regalos especiales para los Tweeps mas suertudos

También queremos aprovechar para agradecer a nuestro Mixologo Bernando. El gano el concurso de “Tweetini” gracias a todos sus votos y estará presente para preparar sus cócteles de bienvenida. Gracias a la excelente respuesta que hemos recibido, estamos considerando llevar a cabo otro Tweetup muy pronto. Estén pendientes para mayores detalles.

Tweetup Update!

First of all, we would like to thank all of our followers for such support and positive feedback about the event. We are truly excited to provide a place where all of our Cancun related 'tweeps' can meet and have a memorable experience.
All of our attendees that sent in their RSVPs by the time announced on from our Twitter account will enjoy all our food and beverage perks, including the special discounts for dinner at our restaurant. Our other attendees will receive all other perks but will be unable to enjoy the restaurant discounts, unfortunately.
We would like to give you an idea of what to expect this coming Friday:

  • Beachfront lounge environment (so wear your sandals!)
  • Special area for kids
  • Spa and dinner discounts
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Special spa giveaways for lucky tweeps
We would also like to congratulate our mixologist Bernardo! He won the tweetini contest due to all of your votes, and will be making your welcome welcome cocktail.
Due to the great response we received, we are considering hosting another tweetup here at the Hilton Cancun! We will give more details soon.

We are the Champions!

SMART MEETINGS MAGAZINE
ANNOUNCES 2009 "PLATINUM CHOICE" AWARD WINNERS

Premier industry publication honors Top 100 Western properties and venues
Sausalito, Calif. (September 22, 2009) – Smart Meetings magazine, a monthly travel trade magazine, is pleased to announce the winners of its sixth annual "Platinum Choice" award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the Western Region (the 14 western states, Western Canada and Mexico).
To earn this recognition, candidates must meet strict industry standards for over-all guest experience, including ambience, amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities.
They’re judged by tough, knowledgeable critics—Smart Meetings’ readers who voted for their favorites from first-hand experience with the properties, with additional input from the publication’s editors and industry leaders. Out of thousands of properties, only 100 are chosen.
This elite group of honorees will be featured in the December issue of Smart Meetings magazine, in print and on the magazine’s website, smartmeetings.com.
"These properties have not only met planner expectations, they’ve exceeded them—a significant challenge this past year," says Marin Bright, founder and publisher. "We congratulate the winners for their commitment to excellence."
Courtesy: Smart Meetings Magazine

Now for the good part: Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has been named a 2009 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award winner! We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our FABULOUS, Circle of Excellence Award winning, Sales and Events Team!