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The Melting Pot

2019 President's Club
Riviera Maya, Mexico

January 6 - 9, 2019

JANUARY 6 – 9, 2019
UNICO 20º N 87º W



The 2019 President’s Club Incentive Trip is almost here! We are very
excited to share this experience with you and are grateful for all of your
efforts in earning this special reward! We are looking forward to
sharing exciting adventures as we gather together at UNICO 20º N 87º
W in the Riviera Maya, Mexico!

Enclosed are your travel documents including your airline Etickets,
luggage tags, itinerary in brief and important travel information. It is
imperative that you review these documents prior to your departure,
as this information will assist you in preparing for your upcoming
travel. If you have any questions regarding the enclosed information,
please contact Donna with CPS Meetings at: [email protected]
or (727) 688.2245.

1. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.......................... Page 1
4. RESORT DINING ………………………………….. Page 7
5. GROUP EXCURSION…………………………….. Page 9
6. DOCUMENTS + ARRIVALS……………………. Page 10
7. CELLULAR LINKS………………………………….. Page 13
8. ITINERARY IN BRIEF……………………………… Page 14
9. DEPARTURES ………………………………………. Page 15

In just a few short weeks, you'll be soaking up the warmth of the Mexico
sun, sharing new experiences with your fellow Melting Pot friends, and
creating memories that will last a lifetime! Have a wonderful trip!

Bob Johnston, Mike Lester and The Melting Pot Family

Know Before You Go

• Round trip air from your departure city to Cancun, Mexico
• Round trip private ground transfers from CUN to the resort
• 3 nights accommodations at UNICO 20º N 87º W
• Hotel taxes and fees
• Free calls to the Continental U.S. and Canada
• All food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages and room

service) at the resort
• Wireless Internet
• A range of land and water sports
• Personalized ironing and steaming services (2 pieces per stay)
• Pool Cabana (reservations required)
• Daily and nightly events including live entertainment
• Welcome reception and dinner Sunday, January 6
• Private group sail/snorkel Monday, January 7
• Group farewell reception and dinner Tuesday, January 8

WHAT TO PACK: Clothing - Resort casual, casual elegance (in some
restaurants for evening dining), and beachwear. Lightweight jackets are
recommended for cool nights, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats for
outdoor activities and group excursion, and comfortable
walking/boating shoes.

ATTIRE (Group Events)
• SUNDAY: (Evening) Resort Elegant
• MONDAY: (Morning) Boating Clothes / Boating Shoes / Bathing

Suit / Light Sweater or Jacket
• TUESDAY: (Evening) Resort Elegant

LUGGAGE TAGS: Please find enclosed your program luggage tags. We
ask that you please affix these tags to your luggage, as this will ensure
that your bags are recognized as part of The Melting Pot group and will
assist BonVoyage DMC and the UNICO staff in the appropriate handling
of your luggage.


SPA | SALON | ETC: True luxury comes in the form of unlimited
inclusions. For a 20% service fee, the resort takes your stay to the next
level with unlimited golf, scuba diving experiences, spa treatments,
local tours, and beauty salon services.

These options were included in the online registration form and
appointments have been secured based on your selections. If you
would like to add to or change your original requests, please contact
Donna right away.

UNICO APP: We recommend you download the UNICO App prior to
your arrival (UNICO2087). This resource places everything you may
need or desire at your fingertip. Through this app you will be able to:

 Schedule in-room dining so that your chilaquiles are ready for you
as soon as you want them.

 Order off of the pillow menu. Yes, the pillow menu. Anything from
an Ergonomic Pillow to Lumbar support.

 Request your spa tub to be prepped and ready by the time you get
back to your room.

 Read about the Kimbal art pieces in the lobby or the art located
anywhere else in the hotel. Even your bedroom.

 Customize your stay prior to arrival and even personalize your in-
room mini bar.

 Send a postcard to loved ones back at home.

 Book spa and salon treatments.

 Schedule housekeeping service at your preferred time so you can
always return to a freshly made bed.

 Request a hair iron in case you didn’t pack one or already knew you
didn’t have to bring one.

 Find out what time soccer starts on the beach. Also, find out when
and where Wine & Art is happening.


PERSONAL EXPENSES: Any additional charges you incur at the Resort,
such as laundry, 1-800 telephone calls, spa services, gift purchases, etc.,
are at your own expense. The resort will keep a separate record of
these expenditures for you. Please be sure you settle your incidental
account with the resort upon check out.


Riviera Maya

Welcome to Riviera Maya, Mexico! This diverse and stunning region
encompasses nearly 100 miles of coastline with beautiful white-sand
beaches and brilliant turquoise colored water and is just south of
Cancun. This world-renowned paradise is home to mangroves and
lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves and adventure parks,
and the world's second largest coral reef.
CLIMATE: January is the beginning of peak season in Riviera
Maya. Daytime temperatures are typically in the low 80’s and
evening temperatures are in the high 60’s.
TIME ZONE: Riviera Maya, Mexico is in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
CURRENCY: Mexico's peso is uniformly low against the dollar
throughout the country. The current conversion is $1 USD = $20.53
Pesos. There is no need to change money in advance because U.S.
dollars are widely accepted throughout Mexico. Taxis, local restaurants
and hotels all accept U.S. dollars.
We recommend you bring a good amount of cash in smaller
denominations ($1 / $5 / $10) as additional gratuities for housekeeping,
servers and bartenders, and for local crafts.
The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard. Many
establishments do not accept AMEX or Discover.


U NICO 20 º N 87 º W

UNICO 20°N 87°W is an adult-exclusive paradise that's set on the
pristine beaches of Riviera Maya. Indulge in gourmet dining, with a
variety of cuisines to choose from and receive attentive service as
you're also waited on by the pool and on the beach. After a long day of
relaxing in the spa, retreat to your balcony and have a soak in your own
whirlpool bath.

Your room includes air conditioning, personalized minibar stocked daily
with your preferences, 24-hr room service, 55' flat-screen television,
Bluetooth sound system and USB charging station, coffee maker,
personalized ironing and steaming service by local host (2 pieces per
stay), complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer, hair straighteners (upon
request), bathrobes and slippers, Aromatherapy and pillow menus are
also available.

UNICO 20º 87º

Carretera Cancun | Chetumal Km 260 | CP 77710
Riviera Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico

• Posh spot on the white sands in Riviera Maya.
• The detailed attention to local artisans, cuisines reminiscent of local

• Uber chic fitness center with classes and personal trainers to keep

you on track.
• Soothing spa with massages, treatments, hydrotherapy circuit,

steam room and sauna.
• For select spa treatments and excursions, you'll only incur 20% of

the listed price. This means you get to book more time for you.
• Fitness: The holistic fitness program is designed to adapt to your

personalized routine. UNICO offers personal training sessions,
meditation and yoga, beachfront classes, and a state-of-the-art
gym. The gym is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.


The following activities are part of your Unlimited Inclusions and are
available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

 Hobie Cat Wave catamaran for 4 people
 Single and Double Sea Kayaks
 Pedal Boats for two people
 SUP Tables (stand up paddle boards)
CHECK IN TIME: 3:00 pm | CHECK OUT TIME 12:00 noon
A valid credit card will be required upon check-in for spa fees, salon
fees, specialty wines and other incidentals.


Resort Dining

Dining at UNICO 20° 87° is not a singular experience, but rather a multi-
sensory adventure. While locally-sourced ingredients are a staple at
every restaurant and bar, the offerings are a diverse mix of
international flavors.

Imagination, exploration, and authenticity are required to fully capture
the essence of the region in every bite. The inspiration for Chef Xavi’s
dishes comes from his existing culinary knowledge, and implementing
cultural flavors, scents and textures demonstrating the purity and soul
of Mexican tradition.

Mi Carisa is a love letter to the romantic coastlines and flavors of the
Mediterranean. UNICO 20° 87°'s most elevated dining experience, Mi
Carisa focuses on the traditions and practices of coastal Italian cuisine.
That culinary heritage is most deeply honored in the form of a beautiful
wood-burning oven, imparting a wonderful smoky flavor to everything
that passes through it. The warm, intimate setting lets each bite convey
a sincere affection for the coastal Italian kitchen.

Open Daily 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dress Code (dinner): Resort Elegant

Named for the seven origin caves of Mayan mythos, Cueva Siete—or
Cave Seven—derives its inspiration from all that is Yucatecan. This
regionally focused concept aims to harness the mysticism and
reverence of Mayan culture, serving dishes deeply rooted in Mexican
flavors and traditions.

Open for dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00pm | Dress code: Resort Casual

While Mura House draws flavors and techniques from throughout
Asia, with a concentration on Japan, its cuisine is guided by three
principles: the harmony of flavor, precision through preparation,
and quality of ingredients. The restaurant aims to achieve a
balance between tradition and uniqueness by bringing together three
different styles of Japanese cuisine-teppanyaki, yakitori, and sushi.

Open for dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Dress code: Beach Casual


Incorporating the hotel’s coordinates into its name, 20.87 Restaurant—
the hotel's casual beachside venue—aims to capture the heart of the
UNICO 20°87° experience. The dining experience is fitting with a
concept that shifts throughout the day: from a bountifully diverse
morning buffet—think fresh juices, eggs to order, and house-baked
Mexican pastries—to a classic grill in the evenings, serving up choice
cuts of steak and fish.
Breakfast: 7:00 - 11:00 am | Lunch: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Dress code: Resort Casual
Cafe Inez is UNICO 20° 87°’s own take on European café culture: an
important social gathering setting, often a stopping off point in
between activities. A way to refuel, rejuvenate and recharge. Fresh
juices, coffee, tea and baked goods are served in the morning while the
menu transitions to sandwiches, paninis and meal-sized salads for lunch
and dinner.
Open daily: 6 am - 2:00 am | Dress code: Smart Beach Casual
IN ROOM DINING: Great cuisine can always be enjoyed right from the
comfort of your room. With a unique menu, and 24-hour room service,
UNICO 20°87°’s in-room dining allows you to create a custom meal from
a diverse range of proteins, sides, and sauces, and order through the
convenient UNICO 20°87° App.


Group Catamaran Sail and Snorkel

Our adventure continues with a private luxury catamaran sail around
the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. As our captain navigates the
gorgeous Caribbean Sea, we will be treated to the beauty of Inah Reef,
considered to be one of the most abundant underwater sanctuaries in
the area. Everyone will have the opportunity to experience the rich
colors, textures and sea life that make up this vibrant coral reef.
Monday morning, we will meet in the resort lobby at 7:15 am for our
group departure. We recommend you schedule an early breakfast
through room service Sunday evening, or grab a quick bite in Café Inez
prior to meeting us in the resort lobby.
This private excursion includes round-trip transfers from the resort to
the marina in Playa del Carmen, a private catamaran sail including
snorkeling at Inah Reef, snorkeling equipment, baked goods, fresh local
fruit and juice in the morning and a light Mexican buffet and open bar
following the snorkeling excursion.
WHAT TO BRING: Boat shoes, sneakers or sandals, sunglasses,
binoculars, a camera (or your smart phone). We recommend you wear
comfortable clothing (casual pants, shorts or a cover-up).
NOTE: We will provide you with use of hotel towels and motion-
sickness medication. We will return to the hotel at approximately 1 pm.



GROUND TRANSPORTATION: The Melting Pot has communicated your
arrival and departure flight information to our Transportation partner –
BonVoyage DMC.

BonVoyage DMC will be providing the transportation from the airport
to the resort and is the only authorized representative for your service.


① CURRENT VALID PASSPORT: We communicated to all winners that
a current valid passport would be required for this Incentive Trip. YOU
MUST bring your passport with you to the airport. If you do NOT have
your passport with you, you will not be able to board the flight.

Additionally, your airline ticket was secured based on the information
you provided to us. If your airline ticket does not match your passport,
please contact Donna right away.

foreign citizens traveling to Mexico must present an Official Entry
Immigration Form for each person prior to their arrival to Mexico. To
ease the immigration entry process, we have completed your Tourist
Card for you (enclosed in your documents packet). If we did not have
your passport information, PLEASE complete the form online (https:// prior to your departure. NOTE: YOU

ARRIVAL PROCESS: To avoid any confusion, please read below:

 After deplaning the aircraft, your first stop is Immigration where you
will present your passport along with your completed tourist card
(couples/families can approach the agent together).

 Your passport will be stamped, and part of the tourist card returned
A SAFE PLACE as you will need it when it's time to leave Mexico.

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 The line ups at Immigration can be anything from a few minutes to
1+ hours depending on other flights arriving near the same time.

 After Immigration, you go through to the baggage hall where you'll
retrieve your checked luggage from the carousel. Depending on the
length of time it takes you to go through Immigration, your bags may
already be waiting for you. If you’ve had a long wait at Immigration
and your bags don’t appear to be on the carousel, check the bags
that are standing off to the side.

 Next is Customs. The exact procedure will depend upon the Terminal
in which you arrive.

 Terminal 2 - ALL bags, including luggage and purses go on the
conveyor belt and get x-rayed. After this, you'll press a button - get
a green light and you're good to go; get a red light and you'll be
directed to a side table where your bags will be subjected to a quick,
cursory hand search.

 Terminal 3 – Each person will push the red light/green light button.
If you get a green light, you may exit the Customs area. if you get
the red light, your bags will be x-rayed.

 After the Customs area (regardless of your Terminal), you will pass
through a set of doors. It can get a little chaotic in this area, as you
will be approached by transportation vendors, taxi drivers, etc.
wanting to take you to your resort. Just KEEP WALKING towards the
exit doors.

 Once you get OUTSIDE look for the BonVoyage Representative.
This person will be wearing a LIGHT TEAL shirt with TAN slacks or
skirt and will be holding a sign with the MELTING POT LOGO.

 Please identify yourself as part of The Melting Pot Incentive Group
once you locate them. They will guide you to your awaiting

UNICO 20 N 87 W is approximately a 50-minute drive from the airport.

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Official Hotel check-in is 3:00 pm. If your room is not available upon
your arrival, you will have the opportunity change into something more
comfortable, relax by the pool and grab a bite to eat while your room is
prepared for you.

NOTE: Driver gratuities have been taken care of, compliments of The
Melting Pot!

this documents packet. Everyone has been pre-assigned seats next
to their traveling partner. As each airline has their own procedures
for pre-check in, please refer to your reservation airline’s website
or reservations center.

If you miss either one of your flights or have been placed on a different
flight than originally scheduled, please contact Donna either via text or
email: ([email protected] or 727.688.2245).

Summary of Security Directive Changes for Flights departing from and
within the U.S. AND for Flights departing from outside the U.S.:

You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels,
creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint.
These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per item. Pack items larger than
3.4 ounces in checked baggage.

$800 Exemption: US Customs allows up to $800 worth of items duty
free, as long as you bring them with you. You may include two liters of
alcoholic beverages with this $800 exemption. NOTE: Local paintings
are considered fine art and are duty-free.

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Cellular Service

Most cellular service providers have multiple text/talk/data plans for
International travel which advise that you set up in advance. Below is
updated information on optional International plans based on your
carrier. (Note: these are subject to change).
VERIZON’s TravelPass lets you use your domestic talk, text and data
allowances while traveling to Mexico for a flat rate of $5 per day. This
fee only applies on days you use our service outside of the US.
With the AT&T Unlimited & More Premium or AT&T Unlimited & More
plan, get unlimited talk and text within and between the U.S., and
Mexico, and access to your plan data in Mexico— with no roaming
charges.*. If you do not have one of these plans, you can also pre-
schedule an International Day Pass starting at $10/day for each day you
will be in Mexico.
SPRINT offers different options as low as $2/day for data and texts plus
.25¢ per minute or $10/week plus .25¢ per minute.
T-MOBILE’s One Plan states that data and calls from Mexico are
included and that other plans are available for a small fee.

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All Day: Arrivals/Transfers to UNICO 20º 87º. If your room is not

yet available, feel free to change into your swimwear and

start your vacation by one of the resort’s stunning pools with

a tropical cocktail! Remember… it’s all included!

Afternoon: At your leisure to enjoy the resort.

7:00p Please meet us at the La UNICA Pool as we welcome you to

the Mayan Riviera! Following our reception, we will make

our way to dinner at your designated restaurant.


7:15a Please meet us in the main Lobby for our transfer to Playa

del Carmen.

8:00a-12:00p Private Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel. Be sure to

wear your swimsuit and bring everything we advised

you to bring in the Group Sailing Adventure section

of your documents!

1:00p Free afternoon / evening to do whatever you please! Please

be sure to secure dinner reservations via Donna or your app!


All Day At your leisure to relax by the pool… Enjoy a luxurious Spa

treatment… Give floating yoga a try. Check the daily

schedule in your app. NOTE: We have reserved a Cabana

at the La UNICA pool for our exclusive use today from 9:00

am until 5:00 pm and would love for you to spend some time

with us!

7:00p Please meet us on the beach as we bid farewell to this

tropical paradise with a reception and dinner.


All Day Attendees will be transferred from the Resort to the airport

for their return flights home.

12:00p Official Resort check-out time

NOTE: If you have extended your trip, please adhere to the Departure

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Departure Information

Hotel Check-out ~ Check-out time at the resort is 12:00 Noon.
Resort to Airport Transportation ~ On Tuesday evening, a departure
notice will be delivered to your room with your return flight details,
instructions for your check-out from the Resort, and information on
your transfer from the Resort to the CUN Airport.
If you have extended your incentive trip, please adhere to the
specifications of your official departure notice.
The airlines REQUIRE everyone to be at the airport a minimum of 3
hours prior to your flight departure. BonVoyage DMC will determine
the appropriate departure time from the hotel based on your flight

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