Hampton and Courtyard have big plans. Several midscale hotels are opening on the coasts
too, though larger, upscale properties make a bigger splash in those destinations.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla
(Playa del Carmen, Mexico)—Opened in late
November, these sister all-inclusives target
The 512-room La
Esmeralda caters to
families with special
and activities, while
the 394-room La
Perla is an adults-only enclave with plenty of
romance and luxury to spare.
Viceroy Mayakoba (Playa del Carmen,
Mexico)—Scheduled to open in the
luxury enclave of Mayakoba, the
Viceroy will offer 136 rooms, stunning
views and immaculate service.
Santa Fe (Mexico City, Mexico)
—A high-rise hotel overlooking
the city center and the mountains
around it; the property offers
110 rooms with the latest technology. Six
restaurants are onsite: Au Pied de Cochon,
The Palm, The Social House, King Fish and
Marriott Mexico City Santa Fe (Mexico City,
Mexico)—The Marriott Santa Fe is just one of
many Marriott properties that will debut in the
next year. The 223-room property will sit in
the downtown area; a Courtyard by Marriott
will serve the Airport area.
Secrets Huatulco (Bahias de Huatulco, Mexico)—
Adults-only Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa
opened on Conejos Bay in December. It offers
399 oceanfront rooms, eight restaurants and
a wide beach. Huatulco
is a sustainable tourism
destination, recipient of the
Green Global Certification.
Variety characterizes Mexico’s hotel development pipeline.
inclusive options. As industry strengthens in the central part of the country, Holiday Inn,
Luxury, upscale, midscale… they’re all represented, as well as a great selection of all-
Westin Guadalajara (
Guadalajara, Mexico)—Guadalajara is
thriving and Westin is taking
advantage. This property is
attracting business travelers with the Expo Guadalajara next door, and the World
Trade Center, corporate
offices, and numerous shops
Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara (March
2012) and Hampton Inn Guadalajara Expo
(July 2012) (Guadalajara, Mexico)—
Mid-scale properties are catering to increased
industry in this capital, but leisure travelers can benefit with great locations and
La Quinta Inn & Suites Puebla (November
2011) and Holiday Express Puebla (June
2012) (Puebla, Mexico)—In this somewhat
undiscovered, but culturally dynamic destination, midscale properties are creating a
familiar home base for travelers.
Wyndham Mazatlan (Mazatlan, Mexico)—
Formerly the Las Villas Hotel & Spa,
Wyndham Las Villas Resort Mazatlan is situ-
ated along 3. 5 miles of secluded beach within
Estrella del Mar on the
Mexican Riviera. The property
is six miles from the local air-
port and 20 miles from down-
town Mazatlan, shuttle service
is available to both.
St. Regis Hotel & Residences Puerto Los
Cabos (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico)—This
luxury property will feature 200 rooms,
Remède Spa, two Jack Nicklaus Signature
golf courses, four restaurants and bars. The
Marietas Islands beckon off the coast.
Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa (Cabo
San Lucas, Mexico)—Solmar Hotel Group’s
fifth venture, this property offers affordable
luxury in a stunning niche
between the cliffs of Los
Cabos and the glimmering
Fairfield Inn Los Cabos (Cabo San Lucas,
Mexico)—Affordability in Los Cabos at this
128-room midscale property located within a
10-minute walk of Medano Beach, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping.
Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla (Acapulco, Mexico)—This classic destination
welcomed a family-friendly Holiday Inn in September. Located in upscale La
Condesa, the property offers 101 rooms with free high-speed WiFi, along with
a gym, outdoor pool and children’s pool, parking
and two restaurants.