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January 28, 1989 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-28

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especially those who don't mind being
surrounded with people wearing
convention badges — should investi-
gate The Princess.
With over 1,000 rooms, The
Princess is the biggest hotel in
Acapulco. It looks like a pyramid, with
dozens of cantilevered exterior
balconies hung with exotic tropical
blossoms; in fact, it was designed
around elements of Mayan and Aztec
heritage. The Princess has everything:
a golf course, 14 tennis courts,
parachute rides, horseback riding on
the beach, 10 restaurants (counting
those at the neighboring sister hotel,
the Pierre Marques), and five
swimming pools (one with underwater
music, another with a bar beneath a
waterfall).
A superb choice for honey-
mooners in search of some measure
of solitude is Las Brisas. Staying

36 BRIDES 1989

here is a little like staying at a private, The individual "casitas,"
exclusive club. There is much less
pizzazz than at The Princess or cottages at Club Maeve
(although the place has more than its in Manzanillo, Mexico,
fair share of celebrities), but far more give the resort the
privacy. The resort, which some claim appearance of a village.
is the finest in Mexico, is carved into
Photos courtesy Mexican
a high hillside overlooking the
Acapulco harbor. Thus, views from Bureau of Tourism.
most of the 300 casitas, or cottages,
are rather magnificent. Each pair of
casitas has its own private plunge pool. Manzanillo by a Bolivian tin tycoon in
Pink and white staff-driven jeeps 1974.
For a time, it did not seem as
jauntily transport guests along the
winding hillside paths of this all-pink though the Las Hadas story would
have a happy ending as management
resort.
About 250 miles north of and ownership changed hands several
Acapulco is Manzanillo and its first- times and occupancy sagged. Then in
rate hotel, Las Hadas. Las Hadas is 1983, like some Prince Charming,
a sort of fairy tale resort, a white- Westin Hotels came to the rescue,
washed complex of villas akin to a totally renovating the hotel and
Moorish village, which was built just boosting occupancy to the extent that
outside the Pacific port town of Las Hadas is now one of the premiere

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