European charm in the South with Transat

Montreal, December 20, 2017 — Transat is proud to offer its customers a complete and diversified travel experience, perfectly adapted to their needs. That is why it wishes to highlight its distinctive hotel selection, which includes luxury boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts that are situated in the very heart of various cities in the South. There’s no better location for travellers to take the pulse of a destination and connect more with its locals.

That’s exactly what the brand-new The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, offers. This five-star hotel, which opened its doors on December 15, 2017, and is offered exclusively by Transat in Canada, is situated in the heart of Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, a few minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers the best of both worlds for travellers looking to relax and to explore: an all-inclusive stay in the comfort of a boutique hotel and a prime location that allows its guests to soak up the local culture. Its 93 rooms, some of which boast a kitchenette, are near the colourful 5th Avenue, which buzzes with boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs.

This hotel has thought of every detail, blending contemporary design with a Mexican flair. Guests can feel the history of this corner of Mexico everywhere in the building, which is located on the site of the first bar in Playa del Carmen, El Tigre, which comes back to life in the hotel in the form of a Mexican canteen. Coffee lovers can also enjoy the enveloping atmosphere of the Marley Coffee Shop within the hotel, for a Jamaican vibe in the heart of Mexico.

Guests at The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, will also delight in the trendy European-style Purobeach. By day, they can indulge in the pool, fine dining and breathtaking views of the city and the sea. By night, the DJ sets the tone for a more vibrant ambience.

Elsewhere in Riviera Maya, Transat offers other hotels with a European vibe located near a city, all-inclusive or not, such as Thompson Playa del Carmen and Mahekal Beach Resort, two luxury properties in the same area. Lovers of Puerto Vallarta will be happy to discover the beachfront Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway, close to the Malecon, the seaside boardwalk. On the Pacific side, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa, surrounded by the sea, is the perfect setting for a dream vacation.

For Jamaica vacationers, a similar paradise awaits them at Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa.

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About Transat Tours Canada

A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada (TTC) develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. In 2017, TTC was voted Canada’s Best Tour Operator for the third consecutive year at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media, and earned top honours for Quebec in the same category at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trophées Uni Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec. TTC is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat A.T. was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Contact: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4076