I arrived around 3pm on Tuesday December 26th. I used Seasons Transfers and, because I didn't check a bag and was out of the terminal within 10 minutes of the plane landing, my driver wasn't there yet. After a short wait and someone else calling him, I had a pleasant and quick 35 minute trip to the resort. I was here last year so knew what it looked like prior to the renovation and, at first blush, it looked the same. The furnishings in the lobby were different, but the big shock came when I entered the Club Lounge. One level with modern furniture, no more comfy leather chairs and sofas - definitely a downgrade in my book. I really liked the ambiance of the former Club. But with the new club restaurant/bar Magna, the Club doesn't serve the same purpose as it did before. Off to my room after about a 90 minute wait, during which I walked the property and got lunch at the Kitchen Table. The suite is very comfortable and very reminiscent of the Excellence El Carmen decor and design. I have started and album and uploaded just a handful of pictures of the room however I have many more photos to upload, which I will get to later today. I will also add much more information about the resort later today as well. But please feel free to post questions and ask for pictures of anything that you are interested in knowing about. I can say that the remodel is beautiful and the resort has kept a lot of the charm that has made people so happy for so many years. However, the restaurants have all been overhauled, as have the rooms. Check back for more photos.