A Guide to Mexico’s Newest Hotels & What’s to Come

We’ve put together this comprehensive list of Mexico’s luxury hotel openings and transportation news, so you’ll know what’s arrived and what to watch.  

Newly Opened Hotels in 2023

Belmond Maroma, Riviera Maya

Rooms: 72
Tucked between the lush jungle and soft sands of the Mexican Caribbean, Maroma, A Belmond Hotel has made its eagerly awaited return, revealing ten brand-new waterfront suites, a nature-focused wellness program in collaboration with Guerlain, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives and new culinary direction by Mexican chef, Daniel Camacho. 


St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya

Rooms: 124
Nestled on a premium stretch of coastline between serene Punta Maroma and the buzz of Playa del Carmen, the St. Regis Kanai is a contemporary resort that stands out for its unique, curved architecture floating above mangrove forest. Access to the St. Regis’ Signature Butler Service comes included with all guest rooms, while 19 ocean view suites and a 2-bedroom Presidential Suite take luxury to the next level. Wining and dining can be enjoyed at Toro, the property’s flagship restaurant, on the top floor St. Regis Bar, and at the adults-only speakeasy, Jack’s Club. 


Numu Boutique Hotel, San Miguel de Allende

Rooms: 44 

Set in the charming city center, Numu hotel in San Miguel Allende blends a slick, earthy design with touches of tradition and color that nod to the town’s rich history and vibrant cultural scenes. Enjoy guest rooms with private terraces and balconies, or upgrade to the Master and Presidential Suites. The rooftop pool terrace with 360 cityscape views, treatments at Nubye Spa, and El Huerto de Don Enrique restaurant are highlights.


Otro Oaxaca, Oaxaca City

Rooms: 16 

Grupo Habita’s boutique hotel Otro Oaxaca in Oaxaca City  has a prime location right across from the Church of Santo Domingo in the city center. Behind the hotel’s historic façade, find a  contemporary minimalist design that nods to colonial and ancient cultures. The hotel boasts a rooftop pool and mezcal bar overlooking the church domes, the “bunker” cultural space, and the sub-level Otro Mundo spa, complete with a heated plunge pool that’s naturally illuminated by a porthole overhead.


Andaz Mexico City Condesa, Mexico City

Rooms: 213
Making its debut in the capital right at the start of 2023, Andaz Mexico City brings its bold, contemporary aesthetic to the hip Condesa neighborhood. Art installations and Mexican design details give guest rooms and common spaces plenty of personality, while the rooftop pool terrace boasts panoramic views over the city. Enjoy restorative treatments at Pasana Spa & Wellness, plus Mexican seafood and signature cocktails at Cubaya.


Colima 71, Mexico City

Rooms: 16
Opened in February 2023, Colima 71 is a boutique hotel in Mexico City  that mirrors the essence of its surroundings in La Roma neighborhood, a bohemian hub of art galleries, café culture and gastronomy. The work of contemporary artists weaves through the space and the hotel´s 16 king suites offer  intimate quarters to rest after a day exploring the big city.



The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai

Rooms: 182 
A neighbor of the St. Regis in the up-and-coming Kanai development, this is Edition’s first property in Mexico. Natural materials like bamboo and local limestone harmonize with vistas over lush mangroves and the Caribbean Sea. Suites feature plunge pools and terraces with ocean/mangrove views, and the Sky Rooftop Villa is as spacious as it is luxurious at 27,000 sq. Ft. The lobby’s tranquil water design is echoed by the lagoon-inspired swimming pool and So’ol Beach Club’s infinity pool. An organic Bamboo structure hosts the hotel’s yoga space and spa fitted with hydrotherapy pools, a Turkish hammam, and an infrared capsule room.


Volga, Mexico City

Rooms: 50
Set one block away from the city’s iconic Reforma Avenue, this boutique hotel is in the pulsing heart of the megalopolis. Volga brings music, art, and gastronomy together in an immersive experience, from its signature restaurant curated by Ado Kobayashi, concept store, and exhibition space, to live performances in the underground Music Room or up on the rooftop terrace surrounded by city views. 




In Other News

Soho House CDMX House, the opulent members’ club, has arrived to Mexico City’s Juárez neighborhood (next door to Roma and Condesa). Once a private residence, the historic casa boasts Baroque and French influences and features an open-air swimming pool, dedicated tequila bar, an underground vinyl listening room and an impressive collection of works by artists with a personal connection to Mexico. JW Marriott Mexico City has overhauled many of its public spaces including the lobby, bar, events and meeting rooms, in addition to establishing four new restaurants.  Over on the Pacific Coast, the St. Regis Punta Mita´s multi-million-dollar renovations encompass completely redesigned restaurants and bars. 2023 also saw Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets and Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club open their doors.  

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Maroma, a Belmond Hotel – Riviera Maya

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Numu Boutique Hotel in San Miguel de Allende



New Hotels in Mexico 2024 


Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos

Rooms: 79
Grand Velas added to its Los Cabos portfolio with a second property between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Opened in January 2024, the adults-only boutique offers an intimate option for relaxing romantic getaways with a private beach, wellness center and spa, ocean view infinity pool, personalized service and access to its neighboring sister property.


Habitas Mazunte

Rooms: 28
Mazunte has become a cornerstone for free spirits exploring the premier surf breaks, stunning beaches, and laid-back lifestyle of the Oaxacan Coast. Inspired by the tiny beach town’s gorgeous natural wealth and wellness culture, Habitas Mazunte is a place to slow down, relax and feel good. The hotel will perch on a jungle-clad cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, featuring a wellness center and yoga shala, a clubhouse with a pool, bar and restaurant, and activities such as snorkeling, surfing, hiking, and the release of baby turtles.  


SHA Wellness Clinic Riviera Maya

Rooms: 100 + 35 private residences
SHA is open for bookings in the Mexican Caribbean. The award-winning wellness clinic has unveiled its latest addition amongst the tropical beauty of Costa Mujeres, a secluded stretch of coastline just north of the Riviera Maya. Luxurious accommodations join state-of-the-art facilities within 17 acres of coveted beachfront, offering a next-level wellness experience that combines therapies and practices from both natural and scientific medicines.


Kimpton Virgilio Mexico City

Rooms: 48
Kimpton Virgilio brings the brand’s first hotel to Mexico City, slated to open in winter 2024. The property will claim its place in the capital`s Polanco neighborhood, home to art galleries, many upscale restaurants, and one of the city`s fanciest shopping streets. The hotel will offer a rooftop bar and pool, a signature Spanish-inspired restaurant and amenities such as a fitness center, bikes, yoga mats, and 24-hour in-room dining.


Todos Santos Boutique Hotel

Rooms: 10
The intimate Todos Santos Boutique Hotel is set right in the heart of town amongst the charm of art galleries, cobblestone streets, and cafe culture. The historic building dates to the late 19th century and has undergone a transformation to reinstate its original grandeur with rich colors, dark wood, hand-painted murals and meticulous craftsmanship. In addition to its sumptuous design, highlights include the rooftop breakfast terrace, lavish La Copa Bar, and lazy afternoons by the pool. Now open for bookings. 


Banyan Tree Veya, Valle de Guadalupe

Rooms: 30
The Banyan Tree Veya will be the Banyan Tree Group’s fourth Mexican property, offering a luxury experience of Mexico’s rapidly growing wine tourism scene. Just a couple of hours drive south of the US border, Veya sits amongst the rolling hills of Valle de Guadalupe. Expect sleek villas with private pools, the brand’s first signature winery, culinary concepts, swimming pools, and the Banyan Tree’s award-winning Spa. Coming in spring 2024.


Four Seasons Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol

Rooms: 96 + 61 residences
Expected to open in early 2024, the resort will blend Mexican and Mediterranean vibes within the coveted Cabo Del Sol community on one of the region’s few swimmable beaches. Enjoy classic Four Seasons hospitality alongside amenities like a private beach club, a kid’s club, luxurious spa and wellness facilities, plus dining and shopping experiences


Chablé Sea of Cortez, La Paz

Rooms: Approx 50
This huge resort covering some 15 acres of beachfront desert is estimated to open sometime in 2024, landscaped to blend into the surroundings. Guests can expect incredible sea views from luxury pod-type accommodations with private terraces, gardens and plunge pools, alongside a luxury spa.


More Hotel News

  • We’re still looking out for the updated opening date of the new Nauka, Ritz-Carlton Reserve on the Riviera Nayarit’s Costa Canuva. The property will host over 90 luxury hotel rooms, 14 suites, 20 residences, a spa, a private beach club, and access to the private community´s signature 18-hole golf course.    
  • After being pushed back from its 2023 opening, the St. Regis Los Cabos Quivira resort is expected to get the green light in fall 2024, launching 140 guest rooms, luxury residences, and fine dining restaurants just 15 minutes away from downtown Cabo San Lucas. 
  • This summer in the Baja Sur desert, Paradero Todos Santos is scheduled to complete 24 luxury residences that will offer one to three bedrooms, designed for families with fully equipped kitchens, rooftop jacuzzi terraces, stargazing nets and private pools. 
  •  The newly built beachfront ME by Melia Sayulita is on the cards to have 125 rooms and villas, a trio of restaurants, a beach club, rooftop bar, swimming pool, gym and spa.
  • Located north of Puerto Escondido on Palmarito Beach, OCN Resort and Residences is expected to launch in the summer months, with culinary concepts by award-winning chef, Brad Kilgore.
  • Adults-only, all-inclusive Hotel Mousai will open a second property in Cancun, slated for May 2024.
  • In the Riviera Maya, the adults-only Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres is due to open around February 2024 and just across the Caribbean Sea, the all-inclusive Almare is also expected this year. 
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Sha Wellness Clinic & Resort – Cancun


Hotels Coming to Mexico in 2025

Milaroca, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Rooms: 57 + 27 private villas
Located at a 40-minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta Airport, Milaroca will settle into a lush 105-acre, pristine beachfront estate, built as a low-density project with non-invasive practices. The property will encompass several open-air swimming pools, six unique dining venues, a wellness center, organic farm, and curated shopping experiences. 


Waldorf Astoria, San Miguel Allende

Rooms: 120 + 24 private residences
The Waldorf Astoria plans to open its third Mexican property in UNESCO-recognized San Miguel. Wellness-inspired amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and meditation areas, and a destination-inspired spa, as well as a rooftop space with pools looking out over city vistas. 


Rosewood Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit

Rooms: 140
Now rescheduled to open in 2025, this will be Rosewood’s fourth property in Mexico. Set between the Sierra del Vallejo Mountain range and a one-mile stretch of pristine beach, the property will offer suites and villas with panoramic views, three bars and restaurants, three pools, a fitness center and a signature spa with 10 treatment rooms.


More to Come

2025 should also witness the opening of Amanvari on Baja Sur’s East Cape, tucked between the Sea of Cortez, farmland, and wild desert. Inland destinations will see the additions of ME by Melia in San Miguel de Allende and Grand Hyatt in Mexico City, while Zel Sayulita by Melia and Park Hyatt Cancun will arrive on Mexico’s Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. 



Hotels Opening in Mexico in 2026 & 2027


Six Senses Xala, Costalegre

Rooms: 51 + 25 private residences
The end of 2023 brought the big news that Six Senses will be unveiling its first Mexico property along the Pacific coast’s breathtaking Costalegre – set to open in 2026. The property will become part of Xala, a socially and environmentally conscious development that has been underway for several years, with beachfront and elevated all-pool accommodations that fit into a village-like design. Embracing Xala’s sustainable angle, Six Senses will join the cause with reforestation and turtle conservation projects as well as making improvements to the community’s infrastructure.


Montage Punta Mita + Pendry Punta Mita

Both Montage and Pendry resorts will make their way into the private peninsula community of Punta Mita in Mexico’s Pacific Coast in 2026. Spread across 63 acres, Montage Punta Mita will offer 140 guestrooms, 91 branded residences, treatments at Spa Montage and a fitness center, together with a collection of culinary experiences, a swimming pool, the Compass Sports and outdoor activity center, meeting and event spaces, a game room, and the signature Paintbox children’s program. Pendry Punta Mita will claim its place on 30 acres of beachfront, with views over one of the Riviera Nayarit’s fabulous surf breaks. The property plans to feature 115 guestrooms, 30 fully serviced Pendry Residences, and similarly to Montage, wellness at Spa Pendry, several culinary options, a resort pool, the Compass Sports center, meeting and event spaces, a game room, and Paintbox for the kids. Both resorts grant guest access to Punta Mita’s top-end amenities, including two signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses and five beach clubs.


More to Come

Futher hotel openings anticipated in 2026 include the 200-room Nobu in Tulum, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, the all-inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Grand Hyatt Los Cabos, W Costa Mujeres, and Hyatt Place, which will be conveniently located just a 10-minute drive away from Cancun Airport.

Looking forward a few years to 2027, Belmond will further expand its Mexico portfolio with the launch of Katanchel, a Belmond Property near Mérida in the Yucatán, restoring a traditional, hacienda-style estate that dates back to the 17th century.

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Montage – Punta Mita


Transportation & Connectivity Updates

Following the return of Mexico’s aviation safety rating being restored to the highest level (as announced by the US government in September 2023)  additional routes have popped up between the two countries, increasing connectivity from Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Miami (American Airlines), Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (Spirit), Atlanta (Delta), Newark, LA, Chicago O’hare, Houston (United) and New York’s JFK Airport (JetBlue).   The Aeroméxico-Delta partnership plans to fly 30% more seats between the U.S and Mexico next July, and the the low-cost Mexican airline, Viva Aerobus will launch six routes in the first half of 2024, linking Monterrey with Austin, Denver, Miami, New York City, the Bay Area and Orlando. The Mexican army-run airline, Mexicana, has returned to national skies, networking Mexico City’s second airport, Felipe Angeles (NLU/Mexico City AIFA), with a whole host of domestic destinations.

 Tulum’s highly anticipated airport opened in December 2023, cutting travel time from Cancun Airport in half, and Puerto Escondido’s airport expansion is slated for 2024, which will include a new passenger terminal, parking lot, the modernization of buildings and rehabilitation of existing areas.  The long-awaited highway project to connect Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca City is also underway, and although rumor has it that it will be completed in 2024, the finish date remains unknown. And of course, we must mention the Tren Maya (Maya Train), a controversial railway project that debuted its first phase in December 2023 and is expected to fully open in the spring of 2024.


New Experiences Offered by Journey Mexico

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create new experiences for our travelers to engage with Mexico in a unique and authentic way. With a focus on intimately exploring the country´s gastronomy and cultures we’re excited to share Journey Mexico´s new experiences for 2024. As part of our commitment to  positive impact and socially conscious travel, we´ve developed experiences that directly benefit local communities and the environment, like our day trip connecting with the Mexico City-based Milpa Alta community to learn about their sustainable farming legacy and get hands-on with local culinary heritage. Read more about our new experiences here.

tour in mexico city to milpa alta nopal cactus and corn husk cleaning


Start Planning Your Vacation at one of Mexico’s New Hotels

Whether you have the seeds of an idea or a fully-fledged vacation dream, our Mexico specialists can help you to make it a reality. Get in touch with our travel planners to find your perfect accommodation and create a customized itinerary with private transfers, authentic experiences and expert local guides. We invite you to take a look at our sample itinerariesprivate villas and luxury Mexico hotel profiles to spark inspiration! 


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