MIAMI—Marriott International has signed an agreement to manage the first all-inclusive Delta Hotels by Marriott resort. Under the agreement, the current 117-room Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa resort, located in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, is slated to undergo a significant transformation in order to meet the new all-inclusive brand extension concept of Delta Hotels by Marriott and is anticipated to be rebranded and managed by Marriott International in 2021. The resort is expected to be expanded to 300 rooms by 2023.
“We are excited to work with [developer] PB Puerto Bahia Residence, S.A. de C.V. to convert this property into the first all-inclusive Delta Hotels by Marriott hotel globally and bring the Delta Hotels by Marriott all-inclusive concept to our region,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer, Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International. “The long-awaited Delta Hotels by Marriott all-inclusive brand extension standards are now ready, and perfectly suited for conversions of full-service resorts.”
Located on a hillside in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Nayarit, the 117-room property will offer six F&B outlets, a spa, a fitness room and a beach club.
“We are excited to sign a Delta Hotels by Marriott all-inclusive resort and work with Marriott International to manage the property,” said Armando Vejar, CEO of PB Puerto Bahia Residence, S.A. de C.V. “By bringing this new concept and brand to Riviera Nayarit, we hope to elevate the offering for visitors and attract a new segment of guests to the destination.”
Since 2014, the company has signed more than 10,000 conversion rooms to Marriott brands, including Delta Hotels by Marriott Mexico City, signed in December 2019, and Elegant Hotels in Barbados, which the company acquired late last year.