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October 31, 2014updated Dec 20, 2023

Yet Another Expansion by Karisma

By Neharika Padala

By Leanna Lynch

azul webAzul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa Del Carmen is set to debut a $40 million expansion in January 2015.  The New Essence Section will feature 64 luxuriously appointed suites as well as The Fives Plaza.

“Azul Fives Hotel has become a favorite destination of visitors and our decision to expand was a direct response to an increasing demand for one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, personalized service and unique experiences,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales & marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Azul Hotels.

The Essence Section will offer contemporary one-, two-, and three-bedroom Essence Suites as well as Essence Swim-Up Suites and Essence Sky Suites.  Sky Suites boast expansive private rooftops complete with daybeds, Jacuzzis, BBQs and lush views of tropical gardens, pristine pools, a nearby cenote, and mangroves, making it the ideal romantic spot for couples.

Lush views can also be enjoyed from each of the hotels newest dining facilities.  The Fives Plaza will host three exquisite eateries, in addition to its existing five a la carte gourmet restaurants. Set at 13,000 square feet are these restaurants: Koh Thai (wok cuisine), Oka Sushi (Japanese cuisine), and La Brasserie (French bistro cuisine).  Additions also include: Nineteen Ten Mexican Cantina, The Gin Bar, and Kafeine, where diners can enjoy their breakfast alfresco whilst serenaded by live music.

All stays at Azul Fives Hotel begin with aromatherapy and pillow menus.  Guests have the option of indulging in the many amenities Azul Fives offers like VIP couple’s massage suites, hydrotherapy areas, on-site bridal and kids suites, wedding packages, and royal treatments in the Zen-inspired Vassa Spa

Rates at the new Essence Section of Azul Fives Hotel will begin at $217 per person.  Hotel reservations can be booked by calling 1-866-527-4762 or by visiting

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