Mexico in general – and particularly the Riviera Maya region of the Mexican Caribbean – is in need of even more hotel rooms and other travel lodgings in order to accommodate the ever-growing number of travelers who opt to visit each year. In fact,there are already more hotel rooms in Riviera Maya real estate than there are in Cancun; a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down any time in the foreseeable future.
Most recently,Starwood Hotels has announced that its Aloft Hotels brand will open several new locations in Mexico,along with four new W Hotels,which are planned for Mexico City and the Kanai Riviera Maya development,and followed by a luxurious St. Regis,which is scheduled to open in the Riviera Maya by 2016.
“There is still a lot of opportunity in destinations like Mexico,” stated Ricardo Suarez,who is Starwood’s vice president of acquisitions and developments for Latin America.
According to Travel Age West,the new Kanai development will be targeting the world’s experienced luxury travelers and will be located just 24 miles south of the Cancun International Airport,and only six miles south of Playa del Carmen. It will boast four resorts on the property,namely Auberge,Park Hyatt,St. Regis and W Retreat,which will make it the largest and most impressive development in the region upon completion.
In addition,it’s important to note that Cancun real estate and the Riviera Maya are already home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. In fact,the El Taj Oceanfront and Beachside Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen was voted as one of this year’s top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico on the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice list. Also,according to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch,About.com readers have named the Royal Cancun as the best all-inclusive resort in Mexico.