What’s hot on the hotel scene in Mexico? We’ve taken a look at what hot hotels will be opening from the next few months to a few years out and we think these are the snazziest to have on your radar.
Cornerstone, the team behind San Miguel de Allende’s Hotel Matilda, is taking its concept to a national level with the Cornerstone Collection. This development will see a number of Hotel Matilda-themed boutique hotels spring up around the country. Starting off this development will be Playa Del Carmen's Hotel Cacao, which will open its doors this coming September, followed by a Mexico City property in 2015. Hotel Cacao will be located on 5th Avenue and will have sixty rooms in a "hippie-chic" style. The rooms will have bathroom amenities by Italian designer Missoni and will also feature artworks donated by Tommy Hilfiger. There will be a central court with a hyacinth lily pond designed by architect Rodrigo de la Peña. Enrique Olvera, operator of Hotel Matilda’s eatery Moxi, will be taking his first “coctelería” (mixology) experience to the hotel’s rooftop bar, which will provide sweeping views of the Caribbean and Cozumel Island.
AMResorts recently signed a deal to reopen the Grand Oasis Viva as the Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa this month. The resort will be the 12th property for the Dreams Resorts & Spas brand. The property will undergo an extensive renovation to meet Dreams brand standards. The rebranded property will offer 441 rooms and suites, all with ocean views, facing 650 feet of white sand beachfront in the southern end of Cancun’s hotel zone, as well as eight international restaurants and six bars and lounges; an array of day and evening activities; and 24-hour room and concierge services. The Explorer’s Club for Kids will offer dedicated facilities and tailored programming.
Another AMResorts rebrand, Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres, will be renamed and officially inaugurated as Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun on December 15, 2014. The property will offer 35 ocean-front suites with Jacuzzi terraces; gourmet dining; a full-service Spa & Thalasso Center with 10 treatment rooms and a natural seawater pool; a private marina with its own 42-foot yacht that transports guests between Cancun and the resort; and the Endless Privileges program.
The Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will open this winter in Riviera Cancun, just 15 minutes from the international airport. The resort will have more than 1,100 suites with amenities including rain showers, unlimited reservation-free dining, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, unlimited calling to North America and most of Europe and more. Guests can also download a Royalton mobile app and receive the unlimited free calling plan from their mobile device, as well as unlimited app-to-app texting. There will also be a Royal Spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, spa packages, beauty and fitness center, Score Sports Bar and a Kids Club. There are 10 reservation-free restaurants and 16 bars. Upgrade: Guests can elevate their status to Diamond Club and gain access to a private lounge with a premium drinks menu, butler service, an exclusive beach area, pillow menu and more.
Upon opening in mid December the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta will have a large, semi-private stretch of beach - one of the largest in Puerto Vallarta. All the rooms are undergoing a renovation, and there will be an addition of a grill, lounge, swim-up suites and a new pool.
In the second half of 2015, Ziva Cancun will open in the former Dreams Cancun space. The resort is undergoing a full renovation/demolition to completely transform the property and open up its three-sided beachfront space.
Next year Los Cabos is scheduled to open a Thompson Cabo San Lucas with 115 rooms. There will also be The Resort at Diamante, which will have 120 unites over three phases. Park Hyatt is also in the works, with 196 guest rooms and 36 residences. The anticipated Ritz-Carlton Reserve will also open with 124 villas, as will a JW Marriott with 300 rooms.
Scheduled to open in 2016, this 600-room property marks the brand’s fourth Mexican destination. The property, which will have both family-friendly and adult-only sections, will offer six restaurants, multiple pool sites, meeting space, Rock Spa Rhythm & Motion Treatments and live music performances.
Sofitel is expanding its portfolio in Mexico come 2017 with the opening of the Sofitel Mexico Reforma. The new property will have 290 rooms, including 61 suites, swimming pool, Lobby Bar & Roof Top Bar, Restaurant and the SO FIT fitness room with sauna. This will be Sofitel's first venture into Mexico.