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#11 Jessica&Adam

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    Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

    So I am finally going to post my site review pics of the Hilton here!

    The view from the street:
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    Lobby area:
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    Lobby area 2:
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    Spices 3 meal restaurant:
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    Cascading Pools (there are 7 of them):
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    Pool Deck:
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    Deluxe rooms w/ balconies:
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    Deluxe rooms w/ "Step-outs" (aka not balconies):
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    Route to take to beach ceremony:
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    Beach (for ceremony - secluded from others):
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    More to come...

    #12 Jessica&Adam

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      Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

      More pics...

      Caribe terrace:
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      Caribe terrace:
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      Caribe terrace view:
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      View from Caribe terrace:
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      Other terrace (bigger, can't remember its name)...
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      Miramar terrace - good for a cocktail hour:
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      Miramar ballroom: good backup in case of rain:
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      Mitachi Grill:
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      Mitachi inside seating:
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      Mitachi grill view of ocean - BEAUTIFUL!!
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      More to come (plus my review)!!

      #13 Jessica&Adam

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        Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:35 AM

        Here's some more!

        Mitachi grill:
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        Mitachi menu tasting: salads:
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        Salmon:
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        Filet Mignon:
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        Stuffed chicken dish:
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        Cheesecake flan:
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        Tiramisu:
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        Lemon rasberry cake:
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        Floral arragement the florist made for us as an example table certerpiece using the flowers I like:
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        Individual flowers brought to us:
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        Ok! Phew...so that is all my site visit pics. Let me know if you have any questions. Review to come! :)

        #14 kelcrooks

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          Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:18 PM

          I've been trying for a week now to get Fernanda to email me back. I have been doing a lot of research and am thinking I want to have our wedding there in November. Does anyone know if there is a toll free number to get a hold of her?

          Thanks for the pictures! It looks fabulous!

          #15 indypitty

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            Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:09 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by kelcrooks
            I've been trying for a week now to get Fernanda to email me back. I have been doing a lot of research and am thinking I want to have our wedding there in November. Does anyone know if there is a toll free number to get a hold of her?

            Thanks for the pictures! It looks fabulous!
            I found that Fernanda was a little harder to get a hold of at first, but as my wedding has gotten closer, she has been absolutely wonderful and very responsive! I e-mailed her a few days ago, and haven't heard back, so maybe she is out of the office for a few days.

            #16 kelcrooks

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              Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:09 PM

              Thanks! I did send an email over a week ago requesting some information. Is there a toll free number or anything for the hotel that you know of? I called Hilton and they said no.

              Do you have any info on the packages and then the prices on the ala carte items (specifically the bonfire)?

              Just getting a little antsy to set a date so I can start all the other plans!

              #17 kimdelc

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                Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:51 PM

                indypitty - we are debating on whether to use the resort or outsource a baker for the cake. We really want cupcakes and the quote from the resort was way too high. We are trying to find a baker that may be able to accomodate our needs.

                Jessica&Adam - thank you so much for posting the pics of your tasting! We actually picked the exact same menu! Can't wait ti hear your review!

                - Kim

                #18 kimdelc

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                  Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:52 PM

                  indypitty - if Fernanda send you pics of the cakes will you please post them?

                  Thanks - Kim

                  #19 Jessica&Adam

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                    Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:33 AM

                    I haven't heard from Fernanda in over a week! I'm so anxious, haha! She must be very busy. On my site visit she did mention that she has been getting a ton of emails/inquiries about weddings and site visits lately, so maybe she's been busy with that. As far as bonfires go, I asked her about it a little while back and she said that she wasn't sure if they were still aloud to do bonfires or not due to changing regulations (other hotels have told me that all of Cancun resorts/hotels are forbidden from doing bonfires on the beach). They definitely do fireworks though...and their DJ/Special Events company handles that and will quote that for you. As far as the a la carte menu goes, I don't think she has a specific price list for that...you just have to ask her how much each thing will be and she will tell you.

                    Kimdelc,
                    you mentioned you had run into some issues that your WP was able to take care of for you. Would you mind sharing what the problems were, so the rest of us can try to avoid similar ones?


                    OK...so below is the site review for Hilton that I posted on another thread as well:

                    Hilton: A
                    The Hilton was my other favorite hotel (besides the Westin). This makes my decision very hard to make. We did a property tour, a food tasting, met with the florists and the DJ/Special Events company. We got a lot done on this site visit!

                    Pros:
                    Fernanda (WC) is awesome! On top of it, very organized, helpful, etc. even though she has not been a WC for very long!
                    7 Awesome cascading and infinity pools
                    HUGE and AWESOME beach!
                    The food (tasting) was SOOO good. I mean it was amazing! I like their menu for the reception better than Westin’s.
                    They can do a morning after brunch in a private setting – Pizza and Pasta restaurant (that is usually closed for breakfast) – we could use this for our private brunch
                    Spices, their 3 meal restaurant, looks nice/warm/welcoming
                    They have a Happy Hour with a Mariachi trio a few days a week in the lobby; good idea to use for welcome drinks
                    Very nice back-up site for ceremony/reception: Miramar ballroom – it’s the only ballroom in Cancun with ocean views! It was really nice!
                    Good cocktail hour location: Miramar Terrace or Caribe Terrace
                    Mitachi Grill – seaside restaurant open for lunch and dinner I think – awesome views, great d©cor and ambiance…a very nice place! If they will close this off for me to have my reception in I would sign w/ Hilton immediately! (Fernanda is checking on it…keeping my fingers crossed)!
                    Very family friendly
                    In a better part of the Hotel Zone than Westin
                    Hilton is the only hotel that does only 1 wedding a day – very important, in my opinion
                    All their vendors that I met with I was impressed with. The florists were great and impressed me by creating for me a table centerpiece that was beautiful! They seem like they would be great to work with.
                    Rated well on TripAdvisor, and there are brides on BWDF that have good things to say about Hilton

                    Cons:
                    Not as many reception location options as Westin
                    Spa is nice, but not as big as Westin’s, and its more expensive
                    More expensive than Westin in general
                    Fernanda is sometimes a little bit hard to get in touch with (via email)

                    #20 kelcrooks

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                      Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

                      Thanks! I woke up this morning to an email from Fernanda! So I am very excited right now. She sent me a proposal but of course I have about 1000 questions for her. Assuming you all worked via email with her then?

                      That would be a bummer about the bonfire - I know we are going to be having kids ranging from 3-12 at the wedding and for some reason we have it in our heads that after the reception we want to do s'mores with them by a bonfire. Although fireworks would be pretty neat too!

                      Thanks again. I showed everyone the photos that you posted yesterday & they all agree that it looks gorgeous!




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