IHG picks Mexico for first all-inclusive Kimpton resort

by | 05 Oct 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects, Refurbishments

IHG Hotels & Resorts is to overhaul an existing Kimpton site in Riviera Maya, Mexico to become the boutique brand’s first all-inclusive resort.

The group will renovate Kimpton Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park together with the resort’s owner, Sunset World, and operator, Playa Hotels & Resorts, ready for reopening in early 2024.

Interior renovations

Originally opened in November 2008, the environmentally-conscious resort will be rebranded and have an interior renovation of its 255 guestrooms, suites and villas.

Amenities include 11 culinary concepts, five swimming pools, private beach access, a spa and fitness centre. The resort also will house a total of 26,200 sq ft of meetings and events space across 12 rooms.

Boutique translation

Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino, said: “This development is testament to Kimpton’s continued growth and broad resonance. We couldn’t have found better partners than Sunset World and Playa Hotels & Resorts to bring our first all-inclusive resort to life, and believe our special brand of boutique hospitality will translate perfectly in this renowned part of Mexico.”

Sunset World vice president of new development and board member Daniel Arroyo commented: “We are thrilled to join this venture with Playa Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels. With 30 years in the hotel industry, we know that one must continue to reinvent our business. We are confident that this new venture will provide new and unique experiences to our guests.”

Playa Hotels & Resorts’ executive vice president and chief investment officer, Fernando Mulet, added: “Playa is delighted to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts on the first ever Kimpton all-inclusive. With Kimpton’s vision and our proven execution, this new all-inclusive high-end boutique brand is a welcomed addition to our portfolio of resorts. We are equally grateful for the confidence of Sunset World in allowing us to reposition and manage their environmentally responsible luxury resort.”

Upcoming Kimptons

Kimpton Hacienda Tres Ríos will join the 72-room Kimpton Aluna Hotel as Kimpton’s second property in Riviera Maya. The Kimpton brand continues to grow in the Americas and internationally, with more than 25 Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations, including Mexico City, Roatan, Bali and Shanghai, scheduled to open in the next three to five years.

Upcoming sites include Kimpton Hotel Grove District Anaheim Resort bringing 200 luxury keys online in California, USA in Q2 2024; the 155-room Kimpton Four Frankfurt arriving in Germany in Q1 2024; and the 283-room Kimpton Doha C-Ring Road heading to the Qatari capital in Q3 2023.

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San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America.

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