Bienvenido a Mexico: Three Brands Make Debuts

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Thompson Hotels, Breathless Resorts & Spas and Melody Maker Hotels are all being welcomed in Mexico. Here’s a look:

Thompson Zihuatanejo Debuts

With the completion of a major renovation, Thompson Zihuatanejo is now open, joining the Thompson Hotels portfolio. The new luxury lifestyle resort is situated directly along Playa La Ropa beach and its protected bay, a secluded oceanside destination in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Inspired by the region’s natural beauty, the resort’s entirely redesigned accommodations and public spaces blend Thompson Hotels’ signature mid-century modern style with traditional Mexican art and architecture. Conceptualized by the brand’s design team in collaboration with local interior design company Andres Saavedra Design, the hotel’s public spaces and guest suites feature furnishings and details crafted by area artisans, including furniture by Casa Studio (a collective of local Zihuatanejo artists), native stone finishes, Mexican mosaic tiling and brightly colored handwoven rugs (paying homage to the deep-rooted textile traditions of Zihuatanejo).

The resort’s 56 guestrooms and suites—overlooking Mexico’s Pacific coast and surrounded by lush gardens and a meandering lagoon—each include distinct living areas, private balconies or terraces, and most include private infinity plunge pools. For those traveling with friends and family, the hotel offers a select number of two-bedroom suites including the Thompson Suite with an outdoor entertaining area with wet bar, and two Beach Suites with views directly overlooking the bay (all with private plunge pools). The property also has 11 distinct swim-up suites, each with its own outdoor rain shower and terrace, and exclusive access to a shared, private pool—an ideal room choice for group getaways. In addition to the exclusive swim-up suite pool, Thompson Zihuatanejo offers an adults-only oceanfront infinity pool and a family friendly option with swim-up bar.

Breathless Resorts & Spas to Debut in Mexico

AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) brand, and Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe (Hotel) have signed a new resort management deal that will bring Breathless Resorts & Spas to Tulum, Mexico. AMResorts will oversee brand management, sales and marketing of the resort, while Hotel will be responsible for operating the property.

Breathless Tulum Resort & Spa, a Grand Tourism category resort as designated by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism, is slated to open in 2021 and will comprise 300 suites offering the brand’s Unlimited-Luxury vacation concept where everything is included: gourmet dining, 24-hour room and concierge services, an unlimited premium beverage program, daily refreshed mini bar, daytime activities, live nighttime entertainment, included taxes and gratuities, and more.

Music Party Themed Melody Maker Cancun Opens

The Melody Maker Cancun hotel recently held its grand opening with Spanish pop star Miguel Bosé performing a concert for more than 2,500 guests.

The property, billed as “the world’s premier multi­-sensory concert venue and hotel/resort,” is named after Melody Maker music magazine. The property is owned by Daniel Araf and managed by Globalia.

Javier Blanco, CEO of Melody Maker Hotels, said the company will soon launch other hotels at other beach destinations.