Country overview: 131 properties in Mexico’s hotel pipeline [Infographic]

by | 15 Dec 2020 | Projects

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows us that many exciting new projects are currently on the books 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 especially noteworthy.

Mexico’s hotel openings by year

For the remainder of this year and the whole of 2021, 73 hotel projects are due to finish, comprising 16,092 rooms in total. 2022, by way of comparison, looks much less busy with just 28 projects and 6,293 rooms in the pipeline.

13 properties with 4,949 keys are due for completion in 2023, while another 17 have already been mooted for 2024 and beyond.

Of the 131 new hotels logged by our researchers, 57 will be in the four-star category. The majority (74) will be in the five-star luxury segment.

Key urban growth markets in Mexico

The capital, Mexico City, tops the list with 13 new hotels and 2,158 rooms on their way. Cancún and Tulum share second place, with 12 additional properties each, and 5,791 and 2,698 keys respectively. This shows that properties in Cancún will on average be almost twice the size of those in Tulum.

Further down the rankings, eight hotels will open in Playa del Carmen and bring 2,500 keys with them. Cabo San Lucas will get seven properties with 1,363 rooms, while six projects with 1,488 keys are in the works in Puerto Vallarta.

Elsewhere, Nuevo Vallarta will see five hotel projects open their doors, while both Monterrey and San Miguel de Allende will add four properties to their offering. Riviera Nayarit concludes the top ten with three schemes.

Hotel brands expanding in Mexico

Dream Hotels takes the lead here with six ongoing projects and 642 rooms. Another high-flyer is Dreams Resorts & Spas, which is working on four schemes with an impressive key count of 2,065.

SLS Hotels and Hampton by Hilton will also open four hotels each, but these smaller 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.

Top hotel projects in Mexico

The 254-room Fairmont Costa Canuva will be part of a new master-planned seaside community, Costa Canuva by Mota-Engil México, on the Riviera Nayarit. The Costa Canuva development is set along miles of pristine beach, just north of Punta Mita and approximately 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport. When the property opens in mid-2023, hotel guests will have access to more than 22,000 sq ft of meeting and event space, six restaurants and bars, an expansive outdoor swimming pool and the 13,000 sq ft Willow Stream Spa.

Set on the west coast of Mexico just a 30-minute drive from the same airport, meanwhile, Rosewood Resort & Spa Mandarina will also be situated in the region of Riviera Nayarit. Developed by RLH Properties and BK Partners, the resort will offer 130 guestrooms, suites and villas with panoramic views across the mountains, beach and ocean; guests will be able to choose from three restaurants and bars including a speciality restaurant and sunset bar, as well as more informal options such as a pool grill and beach bar. The resort, which is aiming to open in early 2022, will feature three pools, a fitness centre and a spa too.

Last but not least, the 125-key Susurros del Corazon is yet another property set on the beautiful coast of the Riviera Nayarit. This resort will initially encompass 62 ocean-view hotel guesthouses and 30 ultra-luxury ocean-front residences. Three pools will terrace down to the beach, where clear blue waters will 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 the idea of rustic simplicity and nomadic luxury together at this unique resort, due to open in late 2021.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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