Hot Mexico Hotel News to Watch This Summer

The new Villa One at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos includes an 870-square-foot Master Suite.
The new Villa One at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos includes an 870-square-foot Master Suite.

If you’re looking for some downtime — or for a foodie-focused getaway this summer — we’ve rounded up the latest in hot new accommodations and dining options in Mexico to keep on your radar this summer. 

Los Cabos’s Hacienda Encantada Adds Several Suites and Studios

The Hacienda Encantada resort in Los Cabos has opened a new addition, El Encanto de la Hacienda. The new addition has 52 oceanfront studio rooms and 20 multiple bedroom suites, along with an adjacent terrace. The rooms offer their own amenities such as an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, multiple restaurants and a new event space. Guests staying in the new studios will also have full access to all amenities at the main resort, such as all-inclusive dine-out privileges. This dining plan enables guests to enjoy all on-site restaurants, in addition to several eateries in the downtown Cabo San Lucas marina, also referred to as the Golden Zone.

New Four-Bedroom Villa at One&Only Palmilla

One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos has unveiled its latest accommodation option, Villa One. Complete with four bedrooms and an additional Butler Suite, guests have access to 14,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space, including an infinity-edge pool and fire pit. Accommodations are a good fit for multigenerational families and larger groups, as the Villa offers plenty of space and each bedroom comes in several different configurations. There is an 870-square-foot Master Suite, a second bedroom with a king-size bed and a sun deck, a third room with two queen size beds and a fourth one furnished with bunk beds.

Villa One also has a dedicated fitness trainer and spa therapist, while its culinary staff creates custom meals based on individual preferences. Additionally, the Villa Team can also design customized experiences, including deep-sea fishing excursions, full-day surf lessons and cruises on One&Only Palmilla’s Catari Yacht.

Cancun’s Temptation Resort Will Get A Makeover Beginning in the Fall

The adult-centric, all-inclusive Temptation Resort & Spa Cancun will close for a multimillion-dollar renovation project on September 25, with reopening scheduled for fall 2017.

Helmed by designer Karim Rashid, the renovated resort will have a seven-story building in a “sensual minimalist” style, with newly redesigned rooms and suites, new guest areas with bright colors, two pools (one quiet, one not), new shows, eight restaurants and five bars.

Each of the redesigned 430 guestrooms and suites will have a terrace or balcony with views of the resort’s gardens or the Caribbean Sea. The eight restaurants, one of which is aphrodisiac-themed, will serve more than 15 cuisines. The resort will also have a spa and fitness center.

Royalton Properties in Cancun Offer Private Chef’s Table Dining Option

Royalton Luxury Resorts is debuting another gourmet dining option: C/X Culinary Experience at the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun. Guests of this all-inclusive and its sister property, Royalton Riviera Cancun, can now dine at an exclusive, adults-only private chef’s table.

The courses are prepared in an open kitchen and are delivered with a dedicated instrumental soundtrack. Guests can choose between foie gras, yellowfin tuna, duck magret in a tamarind glaze or king crab, served Acapulco style. Other dishes guests can choose between include sea scallops on truffle oil risotto, sea bass à la talla and black angus tenderloin. The C/X Culinary Experience is completed with a chocolate course.

Cooking Classes and Tequila Experience At Four Seasons Punta Mita

A new culinary class at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will teach guests authentic, pre-historic cooking techniques. The class takes guests outdoors to the resort’s new Iku Garden, which includes equipment and tools designed to mirror the kitchens of ancient times. There will be volcanic stones, an underground oven and a molcajete (mortar). Guests will prepare dishes using indigenous ingredients, such as grasshoppers, ant eggs, cactus, banana leaves, agave leaves, huitlacoche and epazote.

To wash it down, the resort will provide tequila aficionados a hands-on tequila tasting and blending experience hosted by Enrique Alejos, the cultural concierge.