Lots of exciting news coming out of Mexico lately as investments in hotels and tourism continue to pour in. 2016 is poised to be a very busy year with many new hotels entering the scene. Here’s what we’ve heard so far:
Chablé – Yucatan Peninsula
Debuting in June 2016, Chable will blend five-star hospitality, superior cuisine, the world’s largest tequila collection and an enviable location within a mystical natural environment. The hotel will be located just 25 minutes outside Merida and feature 38 luxurious stand-alone pool villas, expansive 3-bedroom presidential suites and a traditional hacienda.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, W – Punta Mita
The W is slated to debut a 120-villa resort in Riviera Nayarit’s Punta de Mita on February 15, 2016. W Punta Mita will be part of Los Veneros, an exclusive enclave located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
Hyatt, Andaz – Mayakoba
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, the latest addition to the Mayakoba Resort family which currently includes Fairmont, Banyan Tree, and Rosewood, is expected to debut at the end of 2016. In addition to 213 guestrooms, the main attraction will be “savoring the tradition of the Riviera Maya region, focusing on serving local culture to guests with cheerful Mexican hospitality.”
Rosewood – Puebla
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts plan to open their fourth Mexican property sometime next year. The hotel has yet to announce what month it will start accepting reservations but it has released that the 79 guestrooms and suites will be housed in a collection of buildings from different eras and include a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a swimming pool with views of Iglesia de San Francisco, and their signature Sense® spa. Read More about Rosewood Puebla >>
Thompson – Mexico City
Slated to open early 2016, the third Thompson property introduced to Mexico will be in the capital, Mexico City. Designers Niz + Chauvet have said to incorporate a contemporary, mid-century Mexican touch.
Hard Rock Hotel – Cabo San Lucas
Located on the shores of Cabo San Lucas, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is still on schedule to be completed in 2016. The 600-room, all-inclusive property will feature 6 restaurants, multiple pool sites, 54,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in addition to the Hard Rock, rock-star vibe. This will be the brand’s fourth Mexican destination.
Mar Adentro by Encanto – San Jose del Cabo
Now taking reservations for their 2016 opening, this luxuriously designed resort is situated on prime beachfront in the heart of San Jose del Cabo on the Baja Peninsula. It features 143 suites, 60 private residences, and 18 estates; due to its architectural creativity, it is the first contemporary luxury development of its kind in the region.
Hotel announcements beyond 2016 include:
The Ritz-Carlton – Mexico City
The Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to open its first hotel in Mexico City. Set to open in 2019, the 153-room hotel will be be prominently located on Reforma Ave. in a tower and feature unobstructed views of Chapultepec Park. Itwill include signature Ritz-Carlton luxury services and amenities such as a Club Lounge and spa.
One&Only Santa Maria de Xala – Costalegre
With plans to break ground in 2016, there has yet to be an official announcement of expected open date for this highly anticipated resort. One&Only continues to be the talk of the town on the Pacific Coast as the authentic hacienda resort is expected to feature 5 miles of impressive beachfront, 75 luxury villas and suites with private pools, and a prestigious One&Only residential component. More >>
One&Only Mandarina – Riviera Nayarit
It has been said that work is already underway as One&Only Mandarina, located just 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, is expected to open within the next years. The luxury resort will debut 145 villas and private estates and a variety of state-of-the-art amenities one expects from this esteemed brand. More >>
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, W Retreat- Riviera Maya
Set against the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean, the W Kanai Retreat in Riviera Maya is scheduled to open January 1, 2018. The beachfront resort will featured 180 rooms with leisure, spa, and fitness facilities, two restaurants and three bars. More >>
Incase you missed it! Recently opened in the last months include:
Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa – Los Cabos
Breathless, a new hotel line from AM Resorts, opened in December in Los Cabos . The adult-only hotel features 160+ rooms and is targeted to adults (single, couples, and friends) seeking a modern and chic vacation.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts – Los Cabos
The JW Marriott in Los Cabos opened in November 2015. Located in the gated community of Puerto Los Cabos and and occupying hundreds of acres of pristine Pacific coastline, the hotel is an architecturally stunning space with a curated assortment of commissioned artwork. The resort has state-of-the-art resort amenities, the exclusive Griffin Club, several outdoor pools, a health club, and a full-service luxury spa.
Thompson Playa del Carmen
Just month’s after introducing the Thompson brand to Mexico via their Los Cabos boutique resort, Thompson is planning for a quick expansion. The Thompson Playa del Carmen property opened in the fall, accepting reservations beginning November 12th. With an ideal location on La Quinta Ave. and Calle 12, this contemporary boutique resort features 92 tooms and a “rooftop patio playground” with an infinity pool and panoramic Caribbean views.
Secrets Akumal in Riviera Maya (all inclusive resort)
Casa Fayette in Guadalajara (boutique design hotel)
Thompson Cabo San Lucas (boutique resort)
Grand Hyatt in Playa del Carmen (beach resort)
Mi Amor in Tulum (boutique hotel)
La Semilla in Playa del Carmen (boutique hotel)
Coral in Tulum (boutique hotel)
..and worth mentioning is a 20 million dollar renovation to the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit!
Read more, Best New Hotels in Mexico 2015
So what does all this mean? Travel to Mexico continues to grow for both business and leisure travel. These hotel projects will support the role in the continued emergence and success of Mexico City as a leading international destination.