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November 2017
30: Mexico Entry Immigration - tourist Card.
07: Coming Soon! TRS Yucatán Renovations and Videos
02: Palladium Hotel Group Appoints New General Manager Jamaica / Lady Hamilton Resort &
October 2017
21: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Renovations Update
21: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Renovations Update
19: Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa ~ Coming Soon Update ~
September 2017
26: Wellness Travel Done Right with Palladium Hotel Group
18: Updated Renovation Schedule TRS Riviera Maya, Mexico
July 2017
04: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Sp Updated Renovation Schedule
June 2017
24: ~ Smile Services ~ Creating Magical Moments By Palladium
21: Palladium Rebranding Royal Suites ~TRS HOTELS~
08: Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa Renovations Schedule
May 2017
21: Palladium Hotel Group
04: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~Coming Soon~ Renovations Schedule
04: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~Coming Soon~ Renovations Schedule
March 2017
07: Announcing Smile Service ~Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, Punta Cana ~
01: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Renovations
February 2017
24: Palladium Puts Emphasis on Sustainability
23: Palladium to Spend $21 Million on Hotel Upgrades in Mexico, Caribbean
18: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Receives Blue Flag Award
15: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, Mexico Opening Late 2018
14: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Wish List 2017
January 2017
13: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Coming Soon Royal Suites (Formerly Riviera Resort)
November 2016
12: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016
June 2016
20: Renovations Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa
02: Grand Palladium Riviera Nayarit Spa & Complex. What's New!
02: Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Jamaica Complex Renovation Updates
May 2016
31: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, MX Renovation Schedule
March 2016
07: Palladium Hotels & Resorts
February 2016
06: Palladium Hotel Group Announces New Construction In Mexico
02: Newly renovated rooms at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton
January 2016
31: Uncertified tour guides at Tulum ruins causing numerous complaints
31: Fee proposed to take photos inside Tulum ruins
30: Zika Virus in Mexico (November 2015)
28: Grand Palladium News ~3,000 suites in Playa Mujeres, Mexico~
27: Carnaval ready to roll in Merida, Cancun and elsewhere in Peninsula
November 2015
13: Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino ~ New Features~
13: Updates Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and Article On Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
October 2015
30: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival ~
August 2015
21: Campamento Tortuguero "Kantenah" Grand Palladium Resort, Riviera Maya, MX
July 2015
28: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~ Sargassum ~
21: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Housekeeping Department and Renovations
April 2015
29: Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino Renovations
24: Palladium Hotels & Resorts Favorite Hotel Award 2015
18: Grand Palladium Rivier May ~ Prestigious "2014 Award of Excellence ~
13: A Royal Getaway to Palladium Resorts
March 2015
28: The Grand Palladium Imbassaí Resort & Spa has been awarded with the "HolidayCheck Award 2015"!
25: Special Guest at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~Desiré Cordero, Miss Spain 2014~
February 2015
10: Grand Palladium Resort Jamaica Resort & Spa
January 2015
22: Earth Check Award
October 2014
17: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Earth Check Gold Certification
14: The GrandPalladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa has been awarded with the EarthCheck Gold Certification! PalladiumGreen
September 2014
08: 12TH Annual Jazz Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
07: The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa has been awarded as "Top Hotel Partner 2014"
April 2014
25: Luis Arzapalo Loria and Miguel Armando finalists of the cusine
18: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa y Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
March 2014
21: 2014 Is the Year of Zumba in Playa del Carmen
January 2014
16: Food Allergies and Disabilty / Accessability VIDEO
November 2013
20: New Check-in Staircase for Children
20: Travelife Gold Award ~Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Complex
11: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2013
October 2013
21: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Complex Golden Appel Award
September 2013
06: Palladium Hotel Group signs an agreement to collaborate with UNICEF's Balearic Committe on the rights of children
06: Palladium Hotel Group and Hard Rock International join forces to develop a new hotel complex in Ibiza
June 2013
12: Help Bring Music To The Kids Of Hekab Be This Summer!
05: The following Palladium Hotel Group's properties have been awarded with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2013.
May 2013
22: Palladium Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce our new partnership with the Emmy Award winning, live action series Raggs!
March 2013
03: Palladium Weddings & Zentropia on Facebook
February 2013
28: Second Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival
January 2013
22: Palladium Hotel Group creates a new APP that turns print materials into virtual experiences
08: Congratulations! Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa Holiday check award 2013
03: ~ BMP Festival ~ Playa del Carmen January 4/13 2013
November 2012
11: New handicap access at the palladium resorts in Punta Cana, Riviera Maya and Jamaica
10: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Wish List
06: Holidaycheck awards “Quality Selection” certificates to 17 hotels & resorts
October 2012
29: Fiesta Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Palladium Hotel Group
05: Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Awarded TUI Environmental Champion Award 2012
05: Palladium Hotels & Resorts and The Royal Suites by Palladium Awarded Certification
September 2012
21: Dominican Fiesta will house the first private paddle club in Santo Domingo
10: Karen Bussen's Simple Stunning Weddings now available in Riviera Maya and Punta Cana
August 2012
27: Riviera Maya Golf Club Exclusive Rates
01: Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness
July 2012
19: Spa at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Complex will be managed by Palladium Hotels & Resorts
19: Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa 2012 Earthcheck Silver Certification
June 2012
04: Certificate of Excellence 2012
May 2012
30: Sneak Peek! Future renovated rooms Grand Palladium Kantenah and Royal Suites Yucatan
28: Grand Palladium staff association in Jamaica assists workers
20: Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa offers “family friendly” rooms
20: Club Mobay offers guests of the Grand Palladium Resorts a special VIP lounge at the airport.
April 2012
18: Latte art in Palladium Hotels & Resorts
March 2012
31: Renovations Update Grand Palladium Kantenah and Royal Suites Yucatán
29: Palladium Addict 7th Annual Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance~
03: New Feature: Live Music Royal Suites Turquesa Main Pool
February 2012
24: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal
January 2012
24: The Royal Suites by Palladium: enjoy our suculent seafood delicacies for free!
20: Playa del Carmen Tequila Festival January 26th - 29th
09: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for January 2012 Now Available!
04: Fiesta Hotel Group Dominican Republic fights against sexual exploitation of children
04: Travelife Gold Medal Awarded to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya in Mexico and Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort and Spa.
October 2011
25: Hekab Be Biblioteca 2nd Annual Race Against Cancer!
17: Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Riviera Maya Received "Travelife Gold"Award!
03: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for October 2011 Available Now!
September 2011
28: Palladium Addict Suggestion Thread Updates!
14: Grand Palladium Resorts in Jamaica awarded Earthcheck Silver Certification for environmantal practices
01: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for September 2011 Available Now
August 2011
29: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2011
29: Hekab Be Biblioteca, Back to school wishlist!
05: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for August 2011 Available Now
01: Grand Palladium Smart Phone App Update!
July 2011
27: Grand Palladium Punta Cana, International Day of Protection of the Mangroves Ecosystem
21: Merengue Festival Santo Domingo July 29- 31
15: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa work in progress
05: 4th Annual Whale Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
June 2011
30: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for July 2011 Available Now
30: Grand Palladium Jamaica Receives Award
14: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for June 2011 Available Now
May 2011
30: Tips for 1st time visitors to the Dominican Republic
19: Palladium Magazine Spring/Summer 2011
11: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for May 2011 Available Now
11: New Family Friendly Survey
05: Brand NEW POP Vallarta Video
April 2011
30: Palladium Continues to Grow in Leaps and Bounds!!
19: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for April 2011 Available Now
March 2011
14: Internet Available for Purchase in all rooms Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
12: Palladium Addict Sixth Annual Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance~
05: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for March 2011 Available Now
01: Ongoing & Upcoming Events at Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal
February 2011
23: Special Offer 30% Books for Puerto Vallarta Until March 4th 2011
20: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for February 2011 Available Now
05: Palladium Addict Suggestion Box
January 2011
13: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for January 2011 Available Now
13: Sweet Dreams at The Royal Suites Yucatán and Nayarit Rivieras, Mexico
11: Photo Pro Photographers
November 2010
21: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for November & December 2010 Available Now
18: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Fundraiser
16: Palladium Travel Club Privileges
11: Congratulations Fiesta Hotel Group
05: Hoteles ecológicos en Punta Cana
October 2010
29: Distintivo H Certification
23: WTM World Responsible Tourism Day
20: Underwater Photo Contest in the Mayan Riviera.
02: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for September and October 2010 Available Now
September 2010
23: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Hosting 2010 World Cup PADEL
22: The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Receives Awards!
22: The Palladium Olympics have arrived in Punta Cana!
21: Silver Green Globe Award and Travelife Gold Level
August 2010
24: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Tulum
09: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for July and August 2010 Available Now
July 2010
30: Palladium Resorts offering new dining concepts
22: Palladium Magazine Spring/Summer 2010
14: ♫♫ - Reggae Sumfest 2010 - ♫♫
04: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Hosting 2010 World Cup PADEL
04: Punta Cana Palladium Addict Fiesta
June 2010
14: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for May and June 2010 Available Now
14: Whale Shark Festival 2010 Isla Mujeres
14: ♫♫ - Reggae Sumfest 2010 - ♫♫
09: Caribbean Weather
02: Orphanages, Charities in Jamaica
May 2010
24: The Jungle Place
20: Hekab Be Biblioteca Library Summer course 2010 Wishlist
19: Puerto Vallarta prepares for turtle hatchling
14: Cooking Classes for Curious Travellers
12: New! Segways at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
April 2010
12: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for April 2010 Available Now
08: Abel Matutes Prats, nominado a los premios 'Hall of Fame Young Manager and Young Entrepreneur'
06: Palladium Addict Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance
March 2010
31: SkyService Airlines Out of Business as of this Morning
28: Palladium Addict Bracelets
22: Earth Hour 2010
20: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Library Fundraiser!
19: Grand Palladiums Hotello Award
15: Punta Cana Carnival is coming to town!
12: The Palladium Addict Amazing Race "Treasure Hunt" April 29th
12: Update! The 5th Annual Palladium Addict Get Together
07: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for March 2010 Available Now
February 2010
10: Punta Cana Meet and Greet was a huge success.
02: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for February 2010 Available Now
January 2010
19: Canada - Mexico travel requirements change March 1, 2010
December 2009
07: The 5th Annual Palladium Addict Get Together
06: Palladium Addict New Site Design
05: Punta Cana Palladium Addict Fiesta
04: New Palladium Addict Wedding Forum and Palladium Weddings Website.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2011

Now in its 9th season, this event will take place from the 24th to 26th of November 2011. The musical celebration, which over the years has succeeded in capturing the hearts of music lovers far and wide, arrives renewed with incredible artists, ready to take Playa del Carmen by storm.

Great legends and Grammy winners have graced the stage of Playa Mamitas during the annual festival, including George Duke, Four Play, Sergio Mendes, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins, David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Armando Manzanero and Sacbe among many others, delighting the Riviera Maya public and making a name for the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival has become the great musical event of the destination, and overall it has become a great attraction in the Riviera Maya. This is part of the commitment to offering an unforgettable experience for our visitors, providing the opportunity to enjoy 3 days of not only the best activities, but also excellent music to delight the ears of everyone around.

November 24th

Jeff Lorber

By the late 1970s, keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds.

Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms.

In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom.

November 24th

*Natalia Lafourcade *

Natalia took flute lessons, dance, painting, theater, piano, guitar, saxophone and singing. When she was 10 ventured into Mexican traditional music.

She won several MTV Latin awards and was nominated for a Latin Grammy.

She recorded her first instrumental album with the National Youth Orchestra from Veracruz. Last year she was invited to participate in a concert with “La Big Band Jazz de Mexico”, this was one of her dreams.

Thanks to this, she decides to form a jazz quartet with which she gave a series of concerts in a very well known place in Mexico City.

November 24th

Randy Brecker

Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades.

His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of Artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament­Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.

The following years Randy found a balance between touring the world with his own bands and guesting onstage and in the studio with a wide array of artists.

As a composer, performer and in-demand Yamaha clinician, Randy Brecker continues to influence and inspire young musicians around the world.

He feels like he is just starting out!
Toussaint Bros & Enrique Pat

November 25th

Enrique and Fernando Toussaint, with keyboardist Enrique Pat from Aguamala will make a special tribute to the career of Eugenio Toussaint (1954-2011).

With a completely new project and songs composed specially to make a tribute to one of the most remarkable and important jazz musicians and composers in Mexico. He performed with “Sacbè” in several editions of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

November 25th

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES.

Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the series of epics produced by YES and his role in creating such complex pieces as “Close to the Edge”, “Awaken”, and especially “The Gates of Delirium” was central to the band’s success.

Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” Roundabout,” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”.

It is a commonly held misconception that Jon Anderson sings falsetto, a vocal technique which artificially produces high, airy notes by using only the ligamentous edges of the vocal cords; however, Jon Anderson does not sing falsetto. His normal singing (and speaking) voice is naturally above the tenor range. In a 2008 interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jon stated, “I’m an alto tenor and I can sing certain high notes, but I could never sing falsetto, so I go and hit them high.”

November 25th

Stanley Clarke

Recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer, Stanley Clarke is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world with 36 years career as a bass virtuoso.

Clarke became the first bassist in history to headline tours, sell out shows worldwide, and craft albums that achieved gold status. He was the first bassist in history to double on acoustic and electric bass with equal virtuosity, power and fire.

In his ongoing efforts to push the bass to new limits, he has invented two new instruments, the piccolo bass and the tenor bass. Both of these instruments have enabled Clarke to extend his melodic range to higher and more expressive registers and extended the range of his music.

November 26th

  • Alex Otaola*

In 1994 began his musical career professionally, he joined SANTA SABINA – A recognized Mexican rock band-. Later in 98 he became part of other bands such as LA BARRANCA and in 2009 of SAN PASCUALITO REY, also in that year created an amazing duet with Iraida Noriega.

At that time he played music in the film “The Man with the Movie Camera” – Dziga Vertov, 1928 – in the Cineteca Nacional and was selected to play for the Latin-American premiere of the restored version of the classic “Metropolis” – Fritz Lang, 1929 – in the 2010 edition of the “Festival Internacional de Expresión en Corto.” Thanks to ‘FRACTALES’ he is the first Mexican guitarist whose music has been included on the CD-sampler of the magazine ‘Guitararra Total’.

Over 15 years of career he has performed in the main forums and festivals of Mexico and in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toulouse, Berlin, Dublin,Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

November 26th

Richard Bona

Ever since his solo debuts in 1999, Richard Bona has defended the idea of music that’s universal: generous and accessible to all.

Richard was playing the balafon by the time he was four, and then he taught himself to play the guitar. Later, in the capital of Douala, a jazz-club owner played him records by bassist Jaco Pastorius; Richard decided he’d teach himself to play the bass as well. In 1989 he went to Europe, living in Germany for a while before moving to France to complete his bass education. In 1995 Richard went to New York. For the next few months he visited the city’s famous jazz clubs and worked with Michael and Randy Brecker, Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Steve Gadd, Joe Zawinul, even singer Harry Belafonte.

The musician found his audience immediately: his brio as a fluid instrumentalist made everything seem easy, and his slender singing-voice had real melody; coupled with these musical talents were his gifts as a natural showman, for Bona appeared to be born for the stage. Above all, his compositions naturally took in different sources: Africa, jazz, fusion… Bona was still highly sought-after as an instrumentalist, and he regularly received calls from some of the greatest musicians.

November 26th


In 1979, the singer and guitarist, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran musicians to record the album: The Inside Story.

Among them was the drummer Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip, and promptly noted in the group certain chemistry that would lead to the formation of Yellowjackets, The album debut “Yellowjackets, ” recorded in 1981, was the beginning of a great public and critical success that continues to this day.

Yellowjackets celebrate 30 years as one of the premiere jazz groups of our time with the release of “Timeline” on March 15. William Kennedy is back in the drum chair after a 10 year hiatus, and “Timeline” features a guest appearance by Yellowjackets alumni, Robben Ford. Yellowjackets first recorded in 1980 with Robben on guitar.

The energy and creativity sparked by the quartet’s interaction, honed over three decades now, results in one of Yellowjackets’ finest albums, and it sounds like that there is plenty of gas left in the tank.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

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