Country Snapshot: 131 Properties in Mexico’s Hotel Pipeline [Infographic]
The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows us that there are many exciting new projects currently underway across Mexico, especially in the five star segment.
131 hotels with a total of 32,379 rooms are currently in development throughout Mexico. We learn more about these properties and find out which ones are particularly noteworthy.
Hotel openings in Mexico by year
For the rest of the year and all of 2021, 73 hotel projects are expected to be completed, or 16,092 rooms in total. 2022, by way of comparison, promises to be much less busy with only 28 projects and 6,293 rooms in preparation.
13 properties with 4,949 keys are expected to be completed in 2023, while 17 more have already been proposed for 2024 and beyond.
Of the 131 new hotels identified by our researchers, 57 will be in the four-star category. The majority (74) will be in the five-star luxury segment.
Main urban growth markets in Mexico
The capital, Mexico City, tops the list with 13 new hotels and 2,158 rooms on the way. Cancun and Tulum share second place, with 12 additional properties each and 5,791 and 2,698 keys, respectively. This shows that properties in Cancun will on average be almost twice the size of those in Tulum.
Lower in the ranking, eight hotels will open in Playa del Carmen and take 2,500 keys with them. Cabo San Lucas will get seven properties with 1,363 rooms, while six projects with 1,488 keys are underway in Puerto Vallarta.
Elsewhere, Nuevo Vallarta will see five hotel projects open, while Monterrey and San Miguel de Allende will add four properties to their offering. Riviera Nayarit finishes the top ten with three patterns.
Hotel brands are growing in Mexico
Dream Hotels takes the lead here with six ongoing projects and 642 rooms. Dreams Resorts & Spas is another top thief, working on four programs with a staggering 2,065 key counts.
SLS Hotels and Hampton by Hilton will also open four hotels each, but these small properties will bring 649 and 480 keys, respectively. Breathless Resorts & Spas and Mondrian each plan to open in three new locations, with a total of 1,429 and 481 keys each.
The best hotel projects in Mexico
The 254-room Fairmont Costa Canuva will be part of a new planned beach community, Costa Canuva by Mota-Engil México, on Riviera Nayarit. The Costa Canuva development is located along miles of pristine beach just north of Punta Mita and approximately 40 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. When the property opens in mid-2023, hotel guests will have access to more than 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, six restaurants and bars, an expansive outdoor pool and the 13,000 square foot Willow Stream spa.
Located on the west coast of Mexico just a 30-minute drive from the same airport, Rosewood Resort & Spa Mandarina will also be located in the Riviera Nayarit area. Developed by RLH Properties and BK Partners, the resort will offer 130 rooms, suites and villas with panoramic mountain, beach and ocean views; guests will be able to choose from three restaurants and bars, including a specialty restaurant and sunset bar, as well as more informal options such as a poolside grill and beach bar. The resort, which is slated to open in early 2022, will also include three swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa.
Last but not least, the Susurros del Corazon 125-key is yet another property located on the beautiful coast of Riviera Nayarit. This resort will initially include 62 guest rooms with ocean views and 30 ultra-luxury oceanfront residences. Three swimming pools will be terraced down to the beach, where the clear blue waters invite guests to surf, snorkel and fish against a backdrop of panoramic views of the volcanic Marietas Islands, a protected wildlife refuge. Paul Duesing Partners, Glazier Le Architecture of Burlingame and GVA of Mexico are tasked with bringing together the idea of rustic simplicity and nomad luxury in this unique resort, which is slated to open in late 2021.