Excellence Riviera Cancun Fully Renovated

We are more than thrilled to share with you Excellence Riviera Cancun complete renovation of the property including all suites and dining experience, along to the addition of new features!


  • 100% of rooms renovated with brand-new beds and decoration.
  • Improved Swim-Up experience with a private double-size lounge bed on terrace.
  • Enhanced Excellence Club Lounge with Premium-liquor bar, smart buffet, lounge living room and front desk/concierge area.
  • Addition of more Rooftop Terrace Suites with Plunge pool to reach a total of 40 suites within this top-demanded category.
  • A brand-new Spanish Tapas restaurant for a-la-carte dining.
  • A brand new-Sports Bar with snacks menu to complete a list of 10 a-la-carte options for dinner.
  • A brand-new Coffeehouse with all sorts of coffees, teas, pastries, paninis and snacks.
  • Revamping and redecoration of 5 gourmet restaurants: Lobster House, Grill, Spice, Barcelona and Toscana.

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FOTOS 7 NOV15 132New Sports Bar.

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Excellence El Carmen a work in progress

The construction of Excellence El Carmen is right on schedule for our Grand Opening September 1st, 2016. Since the ground breaking on October 8th our newest project takes shape day by day.

We are thrilled to share with you the excellent progress:

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Located on a beautiful Caribbean beach in a palm grove in the east coast of the Dominican Republic, foundations appear strong from this aerial shot.


Building construction is right on track with 452 suites, a total of 20 swimming pools, 11 irresistible international restaurants, 15 different bars & much more.


Excellence El Carmen will accommodate a total of 14 different room categories to please the preference and needs of the most distinguished tastes.


We will  keep you posted on the construction progress of this great property.

Grand Opening September 1st 2016! Here we go!

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Excellence El Carmen Construction Begins!

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts breaks ground on Excellence el Carmen, it´s
second development in Punta Cana

Punta Cana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Oct. 8, 2015) — Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce today the start of construction of its newest all inclusive resort, Excellence El Carmen, located in Playas de Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Minister of Tourism Francisco Garcia, joining Excellence Group executives for the official ground breaking ceremony. The 452-suite Excellence El Carmen is the company’s second resort in the Dominican Republic.


“We are extremely excited to open our second resort in Punta Cana, and will surely be
our very best property to date,” said Domingo Aznar, VP Sales & Marketing for Excellence
Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts. “The destination has been an extremely successful location for our all-adult, all-suites luxury all-inclusive brand. We look forward to a great response from tourists who will come to experience our unique and upscale offering.”

This magnificent Resort with contemporary Caribbean style architecture features, 11
restaurants with global cuisine, 15 bars, 20 swimming pools, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and golden sand Caribbean beaches.

Excellence El Carmen with more than $100 million Dollars of investment will be open on
September 1st, 2016.

About The Excellence Group 

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts is a family owned and operated resort group
specializing in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary
geographic presence in the Caribbean. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts is the result of a joint investment between Medieval Times and ETI (Explotacions Turistiques de les Illes).

The group owns and manages five star award winning resort properties in Dominican Republic and Mexico under 3 brands encompassing the world of ultimate All-Inclusive Luxury: Adults- Only Excellence Resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana, Boutique All Inclusive at Beloved Hotels, and Modern All-Inclusive-Luxury for all ages at Finest Resorts. In 2014, Excellence Group properties won the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Award and Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award to name just a few.

For more information on The Excellence Group and its brands of resort properties, go to www.excellencegroupluxuryresorts.com corporate website.

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Make a child smile this Christmas!


Christmas is a season to share with your loved ones. But is also a great opportunity to give back to the community and to remember how fortunate we are to be able to afford the life we enjoy. A great opportunity to remember that not all families have the means to bring presents to their young ones this Christmas eve.

As is now becoming a tradition, this Holiday Excellence Group is sharing the Christmas spirit by arranging a special party for a childen’s home in Cancún, México, where kids from all ages between 2 & 16 years spend their days. On December 4th, children can expect a very nice surprise at their place; they will have a Christmas party with piñatas, candy, gifts and much more!

Your gift can be any toy, soccer ball, doll, stuff animals, games & puzzles, even clothes & shoes, among others. Please consider cash gifts are not acceptable.

If you are willing to participate, we very much appreciate if you can bring a Christmas gift for the children before November 28th, 2015. Your hotel concierge at Excellence Playa Mujeres and Excellence Riviera Cancun will be more than happy to assist you with the reception of the gift donation.

Many children would not get any gifts on Christmas morning if it weren’t for the support of their community. Thank you!

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Personal Trainer now available at Excellence

We know is your holiday but some effective workout wouldn’t hurt, right?

csm_140330_Excellence_Playa_Mujeres_Day_02_05_605_1e91217e8bYou can now keep your beach body while staying at Excellence Playa Mujeres & Excellence Riviera Cancun where we recently added Personal Trainer service, arrangements can be made with our partners at the Gym on property.

Stay in shape, lose some weight, tone your body, work on those abs, keep your daily program, no matter the objectives you might have, our personal trainer will work with you and establish a workout routine especially for you and based on your specific goals.

Resistance training, cardio and core work all wrapped up in one super fun hour!

csm_Riviera-002_ac77296ed1Each workout consists on 1 hour with a personal trainer who will provide an exercise prescription and instruction. Depending on your objectives, a routine program will be adapted especially for you to get the best results. After the workout, you can even request the training program printed so you can continue working, while staying at the resort or at home, accordingly to the instructions.

In addition, you will have the option of training in pairs (2 persons at a time, for one hour) for the same price!

Want to know how much for this additional perk? You can ask concierge upon arrival or directly at the Gym on property.

What do you think about having a PT booked on your holidays? Would you like to try it?

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The princes of the vegetable kingdom


Think you know everything about palm trees?

The Caribbean is known not only for its crystal clear waters and white sand but also for its beautiful palm trees. It would be hard to picture the Caribbean without those skinny, tall and evergreen trees.

Recognize this landscape? All this pictures belong to Excellence Punta Cana.


In many historical cultures, palms were consider a symbol of victory, peace and fertility. They can live up to one hundred years!

More than 2600 species of palm tree are currently known. Most of them live on the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates, just the warm and sunny we enjoy at Excellence Playa Mujeres and Excellence Riviera Cancún. But they can also inhabit nearly every type of habitat, from rainforests to deserts.

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Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, many palms are exceptions, and in fact exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics.

Nowadays, for most people palms symbolize the tropics and vacations. They have even been termed the princes of vegetable kingdom

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Excellence veggie alternative

If you do not eat meat or simply preffer a veggie alternative, you can also take advantage of the All Inclusive Luxury at any of our Excellence Resorts. We have a vegetarian alternative menu on all of our restaurantes. Below you will find some exquisite examples.

We offer our guests these delicious vegetarian dishes with fresh and regional ingredients. In its implementation we consider not only vegetal origin, but also how it is developed so that you get all their nutrients, adding nutritional information to help lead a healthy and balanced diet and making their stay in our hotel even more enjoyable. For their vegetable origin the dishes are all cholesterol free.

medium_mexican_party_cactusCACTUS SALAD
Fresh roasted cactus, onions, tomato, avocado and guajillo chili oil.

Corn kernels, beans & cilantro, over deep fried tortilla strips flavored with epazote oil.

Traditional Mexican tamal fried with corn truffle, pasilla chili mirror sauce & lettuce chiffonade.

Spinach salad and red onion with natural yogurt dressing

Burger of veggies accompanied with fries

Potato pie stuffed with peas fries and Parmesan gratin


Ceviche with bell pepper, onion, cilantro, avocado, lemon and garlic oil

White beans cooked with vegetables

Pasta with veggies sautéed in garlic and      guajillo chili or chipotle chili butter

Feeling veggie hungry? This was just a little taste of our Excellence vegetarian dishes. Don’t forget to leave us a comment and follow the conversation on Facebook.

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