First Marriott-branded all-inclusive resort to open in 2024

Marriott International will debut its first-ever Marriott all-inclusive property at the site of the former Marriott Cancun Resort, which closed its doors last March to undergo an extensive renovation for its conversion.

The hotel, now renamed Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort, has been Marriott International’s legacy property in the Yucatan Peninsula for several decades.

“Travelers will be relieved to discover that they will not be bidding their beloved Marriott Cancun Resort a permanent goodbye, but instead, expecting a very exciting reopening with a more modern product, as the property is being reimagined by Marriott, and utilizing the space to offer a sophisticated twist to the traditional all-inclusive concept,” said Alex Fiz, area VP, Caribbean/managing director, all-inclusive, Marriott International. “Cancun is one of the world’s most exclusive resort destinations, an ideal fit for the first Marriott branded all-inclusive hotel and a future renewed hub for its trusting guests and our Marriott Bonvoy members that look for a wonderful stay in a seamless all-inclusive format.”

With the rapidly growing interest in all-inclusive properties, travelers are more likely than ever to book single-price vacations for a hassle-free trip planning and friendly budgeting and booking process, the company reports. Marriott International’s footprint in the all-inclusive segment has grown substantially in the last four years and today its All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy portfolio comprises 31 resorts.

“It’s wonderful to be at the forefront of something as groundbreaking as this,” said Christopher Calabrese, GM/VP, Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort and JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. “Over my extensive tenure with the Marriott brand, I’ve maintained that we can only grow in collaboration with our valued guests, consistently honoring their needs and desires. To be the first all-inclusive Marriott-branded property, not only in Mexico, but in the world, is a true testament to the dedication of our staff, who are the heart and soul of our operation here, and our guests, who continue to visit year after year. We are anxious to welcome everyone back next year.”

Expanding upon the all-inclusive promise, the resort will launch newly redesigned rooms, suites, lobby, meeting spaces and public areas, including new restaurant concepts, pools and a lazy river and waterpark.