Tides Riviera Maya Starts Renovation

 The 29-villa Tides Riviera Maya luxury resort, just north of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has started work on major property renovations. Scheduled to wrap up in December, the work will result in the addition of new guest villas, for a total of 41; a new entrance, motor court and reception area; a new grill restaurant and gym; a remodeled restaurant, lounge and gift shop; and cosmetic improvements to the existing guest villas. The resort will be closed from Aug. 22 through Sept. 18 to complete the main construction work.