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Megan + Michael's Destination Wedding October 8, 2018

Hello everyone! We are so excited that the big day is just about here! Here you will find some information on the resort, wedding week timeline, and some travel tips to help you along the way! As always, feel free to reach out to me and please carry my information with you during your trip down to Riviera Cancun! :)

Resort Information

Experience the Royalton’s exclusive All-In Luxury® concept at this breathtaking resort in tropical Cancun, Mexico. With 5 star, all-inclusive services and amenities, elegant dining venues, Diamond Club™ room categories for all room types, and 24-hour meals, this luxurious resort is a paradise for families, groups, and fun-loving vacationers of all ages. Feast on a rich buffet of international cuisine, and delicious authentic dishes. Royalton Riviera Cancun is comprised of three distinct sections, all unique to our guests’ needs and vacation styles. Choose from the Resort or Diamond Club™ sections or enjoy the ultimate luxury in the adults only vacation escape, Hideaway at the Royalton Riviera Cancun. Our All-In Luxury® modern facilities, warm staff, and exhilarating locale rich with culture and world-class cuisine are the backdrop for an unforgettable vacation with friends or loved ones.

Your All-In Luxury® vacation starts on Mexico’s pristine white beaches, a picturesque Caribbean paradise. Mexico is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations because of its grand diversity and ability to please everyone with its heritage sites, beaches, and for the more adventurous eco-tours, all in the friendly warmth of Mexico. Located just 18km/11mi south of the Cancun International Airport and 32 km/20 mi north of Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos is the perfect Caribbean destination.

Inclusions

  • 4 Family-friendly Pools
  • 1 Adults Only Pools
  • 1 Splash Park
  • 3 Kids Pools
  • Beach Club Lounges
  • 2 Sky Wedding Location*
  • Kids Club
  • Teens Club
  • Business Center*
  • Internet Café*
  • Free Wi-Fi Available Throughout The Resort
  • Spa*
  • Room Service
  • Beach Butler Services**
  • Medical Services*
  • Babysitting*
  • 24-Hour Concierge Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk Service
  • Handicap/ Accessible Rooms
  • Gift Shop*
  • Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge serving daily continental breakfast, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors
  • Access to two exclusive Preferred Club pools with concierge and bar service
  • Complimentary iPad access in lounge
  • Two bars and one restaurant for Preferred Club guests only
  • Hydro-Tub
  • Upgraded mini-bar service and room service menu
  • Upgraded luxury bath amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in room or suite
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary newspaper in suite daily (English and Spanish)

Diamond Club

The celebrated hotel chain is pleased to offer guests a truly luxurious experience with Diamond Club™. It features everything necessary to create a relaxing and private moment to enjoy the comfort of special service, exclusive á la carte restaurant and bar, as well as shimmering Diamond Club™ for the exclusive use of members. Enhance your vacation by selecting a Diamond Club™ room category and enjoy amenities such as our Butler Service. Our highly-trained Butlers help fulfill your every request, including dinner reservations.

Discover the convenience of Diamond Club™

  • Preferred room locations
  • Butler service
  • Selection of in-suite liquors
  • Preferential reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Exclusive Diamond Club™ beach area with waiter service
  • Distinctive wrist bracelet
  • Personalized check-in and check-out
  • Hors d‘oeuvres and snacks including decadent desserts in the Diamond Club™ Lounge
  • Upgraded room service menu
  • Selection of pillows from The Royal Spa pillow menu
  • Discounts on spa treatments and beauty services

Butler Service:

  • General hotel information and assistance
  • Packing and unpacking of luggage
  • Ironing (1 set of clothing)
  • Laundry pick-up (service charge applies)
  • Polishing and shoe cleaning
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Ice delivery
  • Preparation of Jacuzzi (upgraded room categories)
  • Organizing of special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries etc.)
  • Assistance with restaurant reservations

Restaurant Information

Gourmet Marché: Discover the freshest local ingredients and enjoy a wide selection local and international flavors, also offering fresh fruit juices, a special kids buffet area and healthy options. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Armadillo: Your authentic Tex-Mex experience awaits! This fusion restaurant provides the perfect setting to enjoy authentic favorites like sizzling fajitas, fresh grilled seafood and delectable hickory smoked meats. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Hunter Steakhouse: This unique restaurant offers guests a grand steakhouse experience. Watch chefs in the open kitchen as they perfectly prepare your steak. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Zen Japanese Cuisine: Impressive design sets the mood for an authentic teppanyaki experience. Also, explore the best of Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi at this a la carte dining experience. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Grazie Italian Trattoria: Enjoy a wide range of Italian cuisine at this delicious trattoria. Its authentic design and traditional menu make this restaurant the perfect place for families to enjoy well-known Italian comfort food. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Castaways

SCORE Sports Bar and Lounge: In a casual atmosphere savor an ever-evolving menu of grilled specialties for a comfortable and familiar meal. Dress Code: Casual

Opa! Mediterranean cuisine: Taste the culinary treasures of the Mediterranean at this stylish and modern restaurant. Dress Code: Evening Casual

Agave Mexican cuisine: This restaurant provides the authentic culinary experience of Mexico. Enjoy the fusion of Mesoamerican cooking that combines old-world Spanish recipes with a mix of European cuisine. Dress Code: Evening Casual

The Beach Club Grill: This restaurant serves up Caribbean style authentic just steps from the sand with a panoramic view of the ocean. Dress Code: Casual

Bars & Entertainment

Our guests are never too far from refreshments. From the lobby to the beach and the swim-up pool bar to the martini bar, we’ve got a wide selection of specialty cocktails, international and local brand liquors, beers, and house wines.

Wedding Festivities

Friday, October 5

Bride and Groom Arrive in Mexico

Saturday, October 6

Welcome Cocktails at Martini Mix Bar- 8:00pm

Sunday, October 7

Enjoy your day! Find us by the poolside drinking!

Rehearsal Dinner for the Wedding Party at Opa- 8:00pm

Monday, October 8

Wedding Day!

  • Seating at Sky Terrace begins at 4:30pm
  • Ceremony Begins in Sky Terrace at 5:00pm
  • Cocktail Hour in the Sky Terrace from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Dinner/Reception at the Nautica Bar from 7:00-11:00pm

Tuesday, October 9

Recovery Day. Find the newlyweds by the pool!

Wednesday, October 10

Join the newlyweds snorkeling, kayaking and more on the Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour! Leaves at 7:30am (duration: 9 hours)

Take a break from the world and connect with nature, in a day full of exciting adventures in a completely magical environment.

Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour will take you from your hotel to unveil four different types of cenotes near Cancun. A certified guide will accompany you through different activities in each cenote, to make sure you are having a lot of fun!

For those who are looking for adventure, you can rappel from the top to the clear waters of Luum, the Earth Xenote; Slide through zip-lines until a very refreshing water landing at lik, The Wind Xenote; Swim and snorkel in Ha, the Water Xenote; and enjoy the ride by a kayak in the Fire Xenote, Kak. Or this could be just a day to relax in floating tires and share a great time with friends and family.

This Tour includes delicious sweet bread, champurrado, coffee and fruit at the exit of the first cenote; and at the end of the tour a Glam Picnic with refreshing drinks.

The adventure in cenotes that you wont want to miss: Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour!

*$119.99 Per Adult. All excursions are based on availability. Megan & Michael have already held their space on this excursion along with some other family and friends. Please let me know if you would like to book these in advance to be sure to attend with us!*

Feel free to join us for as many or as few of the week's activities as you would like.

Travel Tips

Cancun Arrival Tips

As soon as you land and exit plane upon arrival into Cancun, Mexico airport you will:

  1. Clear immigration/passport control
  2. Claim your checked luggage at baggage claim
  3. Exit Customs

In customs, an official will ask you to press a button. If you get a green light, you are good to go through. If it is red, the official will check your luggage. Upon exiting customs area, there are people at desks and walking around in a “common” area. They appear to be official, and, they may ask for documents. Also they may ask some questions... where are you going, your name etc. but they want to provide TIMESHARE sales. Just say 'No Gracias" and exit the terminal to find the transfer company representative unless you are interested in a timeshare sales presentation instead of going directly to the hotel. DO NOT ENGAGE THESE PEOPLE IN CONVERSATION OR LET THEM SEE YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS!

All offers of transportation INSIDE the airport are in exchange for a timeshare presentation (Except for the taxi voucher stand and ADO ticket booth).

- Never accept any "free" ride to your hotel. Instead, they will take you to a three-hour timeshare presentation where they will corner you and pressure you to sign up, and you will have a hard time getting them to take you to your actual hotel before the end of the presentation. If you don't have in mind to buy time share don't waste your value vacation time, avoid them!

- Never accept any "assistance" from anyone who volunteers to carry your baggage anywhere.

- Never accept to follow a "representative" of the company you have hired for transportation to your hotel to the car or van unless they can show you the official list that includes your name. Never follow or take a ride with anyone who claims to work for the company you have hired to take you to your hotel unless they are wearing a uniform with that company's logo on it.

- Never answer the question "Which hotel are you going to?" with the actual name of your hotel. They will all claim that is where they are going.

- Never answer the question "What company are you looking for” with the actual name of your ride company. They will claim that they work for them and have been expecting you.

YOUR TRANSFER SHUTTLE IS OUTSIDE THE TERMINAL – NO ONE INSIDE WORKS FOR THE TRANSFER COMPANY!!!

Other Travel Tips

Don't forget to stop your mail! https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/

It's a good idea to let your bank and credit card companies know that you are traveling out of the country.

Check your airline's policies for baggage allowance and restrictions.

Create photocopies of your passport and bring them with on the trip.

Contact cell phone provider to see if there are any international plans available for this trip.

Your all-inclusive package does include the expected gratuities. You can feel free to provide additional gratuity where you find it appropriate. I bring about $50-$100 in small bills for 2 people for a week. I use that to tip those who help with my luggage at the airport, the shuttle driver, the bellmen at the hotel and occasional servers or other staff if I receive exceptional service. I do also tip the spa staff if I receive a service.

Cancun, Mexico is on the same time as Chicago. Remember this for your return flight home!

Wifi is included throughout the resort at no additional cost.

I have everyone's flight details and have asked for copies of everyone's passports. I will do my best to check in for everyone's flights to and from Cancun. I will be in the Cancun from October 5-11th and will try to let you know if I have a problem connecting to the Internet while I am away from home.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! Thank you everyone!

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