Hotel Brands Enter Mexico

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Major hotel brands like Hyatt, Kimpton, IHG and Marriott are setting up shop in Mexico, with new-build projects that highlight the area’s vibrant culture. Here’s a look at what’s new:

Hyatt Centric Brand Debuts in Mexico 
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened of the 140-room Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon, marking the Hyatt Centric brand’s entry into Mexico. The Hyatt Centric brand currently has 26 properties across 12 countries, including the U.S., Chile, Peru, Uruguay, France, Japan, Spain and more. Situated within Puerta Bajio, a leading mixed-use development in Leon’s “Golden Zone” area, the city’s epicenter of business and commerce, Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon was rebranded from Cleviá Grand Hotel León and is managed by Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe. Featuring 140 guestrooms and a rooftop bar, Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon comes to life with locally inspired decor, furniture and finishes.

Kimpton to Debut Two Design-Led Hotels in Mexico City
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant has unveiled plans for its first properties in Mexico in 2020—two high-end boutique hotels in the upscale neighborhood of Polanco in Mexico City. Both projects are deemed adaptive reuse. The company is known for transforming historic or non-hotel buildings into highly stylized and distinctive boutique spaces that honor the building’s original character.

The two hotels are owned by ZKC, a real estate investment fund specializing in Mexico City real estate developments. ZKC is developing the hotels in partnership with VineTower Development LLC (development manager); Ambrosi Etchegaray (architect); and Arquitectura de Interiores (interior designer). True to Polanco’s residential neighborhood, the hotels will feature select room counts: one with 32 guestrooms and the other with 48 guestrooms. Both hotels will offer a signature restaurant and rooftop bar. Additional amenities will include Kimpton signatures such as complimentary bikes, yoga mats in every guestroom, morning coffee and tea, and a nightly hosted social hour.

IHG’s Avid Hotels Breaks Ground in Mexico
Avid Hotels has marked its first groundbreaking of the first Avid hotels location in Mexico. Expected to open in spring of 2020, the six-story, new-build 95-room hotel is in an area known for its thriving commercial and business activity, and will be located at Boulevard Paseo del Mineral S/N, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Fresnillo, Zacatecas.

Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in Mexico City
Hilton has opened Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in Mexico City. The modern 59-room boutique hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton.