Mexico is growing positively in a variety of ways that include infrastructure, technology, manufacturing, and tourism. With tourism as a leading economic influence, investments in the sector continue to grow exponentially. In the past 12 months, several hotels have opened up alongside a handful of renovations, remodeling and re-branding. Check out our picks for the best new hotels in Mexico:
With a remarkable ocean side setting in the Riviera Maya, the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen, which is the first Grand Hyatt in Mexico, opened in June. Situated just steps from Mamitas Beach and the vibrant shops, restaurants, and nightclubs of Playa’s legendary Fifth Avenue, the distinctive resort blends modern, contemporary design elements with Mayan-inspired textures and materials. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen features 314 guestrooms including 36 suites, 20 oceanfront suites, and two presidential suites along with a selection of swim-ups available. There are also two restaurant on-site, a 6,000 sq ft spa, and meeting and event spaces.
With an ideal location perched on a rocky outcrop over the Caribbean Sea in Tulum, Mi Amor Boutique Hotel is a new “chic and adventurous” property that pays tribute to contemporary Mexican design with stunning natural elements. The 17 rooms overlook the jungle, and/or the pool and sea creating an airy natural feel yet still providing all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel. In addition to modern rooms, Mi Amor Boutique Hotel features a The Colibri Spa, Unico Restaurant, and craft cocktails from Jasper Soffer.
Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the “43 Best New Hotels Around the Globe“, La Semilla describes its design concept as “rough luxe” meaning a simple wear-and-tear style of vintage Mexican-traditional décor in a sophisticated way. The small, adults-only boutique hotel features nine rooms and is just steps away from both Playa del Carmen’s lively Fifth Avenue and the beach.
This boutique hotel was opened under the same owners as one of Tulum’s most favorite accomodations: Ana y Jose. Set right on the beachfront, Coral offers 20 luxury rooms to pamper guests in a quiet and comfortable setting. Each suite features a fabulous balcony, a private swimming pool, and a majestic king-size bed dressed with imported cotton.
Opened in late November 2014, Boutique Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen is a layed-back, relaxed “Hippie Chic” hotel with sophisticated accommodations. Ideally located on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, the 60-room property is located in the heart of the destination’s chic scene of restaurants, clubs and boutiques. Read More about Cacao Playa del Carmen >>
Other new hotels include:
The Hippodrome Boutique Hotel Debuts in Mexico City’s Condesa Neighborhood
Hotel Mousai Debuts in Puerto Vallarta
Los Cabos Hotel Update
The JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa has been announced to debut in Fall 2015. The 299-room luxury beachfront resort will be situated near San José de Cabo in the upscale Puerto Los Cabos community and will feature an open-air lobby, expansive infinity pools, well-appointed guest rooms and suites all with unobstructed ocean views, seven restaurants, a world-class spa & fitness center, beach club, meeting facilities, and retail shops. The resort’s architectural design will also provide idyllic spaces to display international works of contemporary art from renowned international artists.
Puebla will be home to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ fourth Mexican property in 2016. The hotel will be housed in a collection of buildings from different eras surrounding a picturesque courtyard where a 300-year-old chapel stands. The hotel will offer 79 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and swimming pool with views of Iglesia de San Francisco, an outdoor courtyard seating, and their signature Sense® spa. Read More about Rosewood Puebla >>