Top-Notch Reality TV - ABC's Celebrity Mole Yucatan
Jan 08, 04 | 6:22 pm
As if the five-star, all-inclusive Grand Xcaret by Occidental did not have a fabulous enough home in the Riviera Maya, it now finds its second home on prime-time... television that is. On Wednesday, January 7, 2004, Celebrity Mole Yucatan, which filmed six out of seven episodes at the resort, premieres on ABC at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.
In the upcoming Celebrity Mole Yucatan series, Grand Xcaret by Occidental is the setting for eight celebrities competing to figure out who among them is the Mole, and to win a cash prize of $250,000. The celebrities who made Grand Xcaret by Occidental their home during the four weeks of filming are basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman, MTV alum Ananda Lewis, Growing Pains gal Tracey Gold, model Angie Everhart, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper's Mark Curry, The Cosby Show kid Keisha Knight Pulliam, TV actor Corbin Bernsen of L.A. Law and Usual Suspects star and Baldwin brother Stephen. Returning as host is Emmy award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.
A Celebrity Mole Suite, complete with show paraphernalia, will be unveiled at the resort in 2004. In the meantime, stays at this sprawling, eco-friendly resort start at just $149 per person, per night inclusive of all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized water sports and more. Additionally, all stays at Grand Xcaret by Occidental boast a one-day pass to the colorful, Mayan-themed, eco-archeological Xcaret Park (regularly $50 adults, $25 kids), which is adjacent to the resort and served as the backdrop for many an adventure for the reality series. This second season of Celebrity Mole, following in the footsteps of Celebrity Mole Hawaii, is sure to be one of ABC's top-rated shows as season one earned the network's number-two spot coming in second only to the ever-popular Bachelor.
To book a Celebrity Mole-style stay, call 1-800-858-2258 or visit www.occidentalhotels.com
The resort features 769 guestrooms, plus a convention center with an 1,800-person capacity. Guests can savor a variety of international cuisine, from Asian to Mediterranean, at the resort's 11 gourmet restaurants. A variety of choices are available for entertainment, relaxation and adventure, including five swimming pools, water activities, 10 bars, a disco, a spa, a gym, tennis courts, mini golf, archery, hikes, tours and a daily activities program. Children, too, will revel in the resort, with an exclusive, supervised kids' club to entertain, instruct and amaze them.
Occidental Hotels & Resorts, the largest all-inclusive resort company in the Caribbean, currently operates more than 80 city hotels and beach resort properties located in 58 destinations in 13 countries across diverse and exciting locations such as Spain, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, Antigua, Tunisia and Morocco. With over 20 years in the travel industry, Occidental Hotels & Resorts has recently earned bragging rights by being named one of the most popular all-inclusive brands by Liberty Travel.