At the recent XV National Tourism Forum, Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas Perez revealed that investors will open or break ground on at least eight new luxury resorts and hotel projects in the state of Quintana Roo in 2017, signaling a willingness among big developers to invest in Mexico real estate and to bet big on the long-term success of Mexico’s economy. Quintana Roo is home to popular destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Isla Mujeres, Bacalar, Mahahual and Isla Holbox.
“The eight hotel projects in Quintana Roo will consist of more than 12,000 new hotel rooms,” wrote The Yucatan Times.
In Cancun alone, the new luxury resort projects are expected to add at least 2,400 new rooms during the first stage of development, followed by at least 6,000 additional rooms during a second stage. In the Riviera Maya, where Mexico vacation home rentals are experiencing a sharp rise in demand, the new developments are expected to add at least 1,100 rooms by the end of 2017.
According to Vanegas Perez, the developers already own the land to build the new luxury resorts and hotels in Quintana Roo and are now busy working out the construction details.
“While some of the projects consist of hotels adding more than 6,000 rooms, the construction in the southern regions and on the island of Holbox are going to be smaller and focus on a more exclusive feel, with the smaller resorts focused on a more high-end consumer.”
So far, the details about many of the hotels that will break ground later this year have yet to be released, but a few impressive new destinations have already been announced. This includes the UNICO 20 °87° Hotel Riviera Maya, an adults-only resort that opened March 1st and is designed to be all-inclusive, but will also encourage guests to venture out and explore. Situated close to downtown Playa del Carmen, this luxury resort and hotel is located just five minutes from one of the Riviera Maya’s most popular cenotes and just moments from year-round fun summer activities and a private beach. The luxury resort also has a full-service spa, making it one of Playa del Carmen’s best vacation home rentals.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will also break ground on a new W Retreat in Mexico’s Riviera Maya later this year. Set against the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, the W Kanai Retreat will likely open by January of 2018, offering one of the best winter vacations of the new year! The beachfront luxury resort will feature a private beach and is not far from either downtown Playa del Carmen or the most popular Tulum beach clubs, bringing 180 new rooms, a full-service spa and a wide range of year-round fun summer activities to Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
So, tell us which is your favorite hotel in the Riviera Maya and which one would you like to visit next?