Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications
Home About Us Our Clients Media Coverage Resources News and Updates Log In Contact Us

Mexico Resorts & Hotels | Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Back to Client Details  |  Back to List
Caribbean Resorts & Hotels
Central America Resorts & Hotels
North America Resorts & Hotels
Mexico Resorts & Hotels
CAMC U.S. Hispanic/Latin America Division
Hospitality & Tourism

Back Bookmark and Share
January 10, 2014

Media Contacts:
Claire Kunzman / Melissa Benhaim
Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications
305-444-4033? /


Newly opened luxury resort to host weekend of fine food and drink, world-class cigars and leisure activities to benefit charity

Cancun, Mexico – January 10, 2014 – The recently debuted Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is pleased to announce the first annual Grand Residences Cigar Smoker Weekend January 23 – 27. A member of the esteemed Leading Hotels of the World collection, this exclusive hideaway has organized an unforgettable weekend featuring world-class cigars, fine dining experiences and leisure activities, hosted by world-renowned hotelier and founder of the smoker dinner concept Henry Schielein and cigar industry leader Rocky Patel.

A sister event to the well-known Balboa Bay Club Gentleman's Smoker in Newport Beach, California, the evening will include a live and silent auction, live entertainment, a top-class selection of cigars, fine wines and spirits and an elegant five-course dinner. Auction items include jewelry items from Mexican boutiques Diamond and Lapis, and resort stays from leading Mexico and U.S. destinations. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mano Amiga School for underprivileged children in Cancun.

Throughout the weekend, food and drink aficionados will enjoy cooking classes and cocktail seminars. Executive Chef Yann Michel Cozic will explore a variety of cuisines with interactive cooking classes. Most recently serving as Executive Chef of Au Pied de Cochon in Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Mexico City, Cozic brings classic French cuisine to Riviera Cancun from his native France. Guests will also enjoy cocktail seminars by world-renowned mixologist Armando Rosario, an award-winning expert with experience in a variety of fine dining establishments, including Le Cirque 2000 in New York, Princess Cruise Lines and Wynn Las Vegas.

The weekend will continue with golf outings to nearby El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba, home of the PGA OHL Classic. Guests can also book excursions such as fishing charters departing from the picturesque village of Puerto Morelos or a day trip to explore the ancient Mayan city of Tulum.

Tickets for the Grand Residences Smoker evening are available for $225 per person. Nightly rates for the Grand Residences Smoker Weekend begin at $350 with a $150 daily resort credit and include luxury accommodations in a Junior Suite, participation in weekend activities and round-trip airport transfer to/from Cancun International Airport. The rate is available for stays January 23 – 27. For more information or reservations, call 1-888-387-4798 or email

#   #   #
About Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
An affiliate to the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World collection, the 103-all-suite Grand Residences Riviera Cancun debuted on December 7, 2013.  Nestled in a private enclave between scenic Riviera Maya and bustling Cancun, this exclusive hideaway is ideally located between the world's second largest barrier reef and a tranquil nature preserve. This five-star resort sets a new standard in luxury beachfront living:  sprawling suites designed as private residences; gourmet dining; a world-class spa and salon; personalized beach and pool service; and much more.  The ideal spot for outdoor adventurers, Grand Residences provides guests with experiences of a lifetime such as snorkeling along the world's longest underground rivers, exploring the historical treasures of ancient Mayan ruins or simply unwinding on miles of white-sand beaches. For shopping and nightlife, tropical beach hotspot Cancun is only eleven miles away. For more information or reservations, call 1-888-387-4702 or visit



© 2003-2009, Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications