Mexico’s Most Exciting Resorts Opening This Year

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Stay, Stay, Stay, Stay by Suzanne Koch

The year’s most highly anticipated openings south-of-the-border.

Palmaïa, The House of AÏA

Riviera Maya – opening January 2020

The new beachfront retreat will comprise 314 oceanfront suites. Its spa Atlantis will be nestled into the jungle with amenities including two fitness centers, a Temazcal, natural cenote and various meditation spaces. All dining outlets will feature a plant-based menu. In addition to three restaurants, a rotating food truck will offer up chef-created specials. Palmaïa will also put the environment first, becoming the first resort to be carbon energy neutral in 2021 and also pay for the carbon offset of guests’ flights if they book through their website. The resort will also be plastic free. Guests can enjoy unique programming as well including Architect of Life, a transformative wellness experience for mind and body led by the on-site shaman; and the Rituals of Sound, an impressive line up of deep fusion electronic DJs, live acoustic artists and interactive music acts daily.

Photo: Courtesy of Mandarina and Hayes Davidson

One&Only Mandarina

Riviera Nayarit – Opening June 1, 2020

The new five-star stay will bring One&Only’s level of unparalleled service and luxury to a secluded rainforest setting. Located within the multi-billion dollar development of Mandarina, the resort will be the brand’s second in Mexico and will feature 104 free-standing villas perched above the treetops and along cliffs. Each villa will have its own plunge pool. Amenity highlights of the resort include the Jetty Beach Club, located on the resort’s private beach; the One&Only Spa with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, outdoor yoga palapa and a specialized outdoor gym; The Jetty, where a variety of excursions will set sail from; The Flatlands, offering miles of nature trails; KidsOnly club; and the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club (scheduled to open late 2020) which will host international events, horseback riding tours and lessons and children’s activities.

Paradisus Playa Mujeres

Playa Mujeres – Opening Summer 2020

The luxury all-inclusive property will comprise 498 rooms, each with views of tropical gardens of the Caribbean sea. Guests will be able to enjoy 10 dining outlets, a spa, fitness center and a prime beachfront setting. The property will be the fifth Paradisus-branded resort in Mexico.

The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

Mexico City – Opening Summer 2020

Located in the heart of the financial center at the intersection of Avenida Reforma and Circuito Interior in one of the city’s tallest buildings, at 58 stories. The luxury resort will be located on floors 36 to 47, offering panoramic views of Chapultepec Park from all 153 accommodations and residences. Amenities will include a stunning spa, Club Lounge, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and collection of private residences. The luxe getaway will be the first Ritz-Carlton in Mexico City.

Caesars Palace Puerto Los Cabos

San Jose del Cabo – Opening Late 2020

The non-gaming resort will be located beachfront along the coast of Puerto Los Cabos and will have 500 rooms and suites. The $200 million project will be developed by one of Mexico’s top developers, Grupo Questro, and will be managed by Caesar’s Entertainment, the top casino-enterainment provider that includes the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brand names. The resort will feature a 40,000-sqaure-foot convention center, a 25,000-square-foot full-service spa, three fine dining restaurants, an entertainment venue, pools, cabanas, a fitness center, tennis courts and access to the communities two signature golf courses.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya – Opening 2020

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is introducing this family friendly escape in the Riviera Maya. Located beachfront, the property will boast one of the largest water parks in the Riviera Maya. Dubbed Aqua Nick, it will feature nearly 500,000 square feet of fun including a lazy river, tubes, slides, and an interactive water playground just for tots, featuring a splash park with mini-tubes and slides. An array of accommodations include oceanfront swim-up Pad Suites and Flat Suites and four themed penthouse villas. Additional amenities include 10 restaurant and bars; kid-approved features like Nickelodeon characters, Club Nick, Plaza Orange, Mainstage theater; a spa and fitness center and more.

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