In Mexico, Three Brands Expand Presence

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Mexico is seeing its fair share of the action, with hotels opening and more on the way. Here’s a look at new and upcoming projects:

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas Set to Open

The Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas will begin accepting reservations on Nov. 1.

Set against the backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains on the East Cape of the Baja California Peninsula, the 1,000-acre resort community of Costa Palmas stretches along two miles of swimmable white sand beach on the shores of the Sea of Cortez.

The extensive grounds will offer five dining options, 18 acres of organic farm and orchards; a spa and wellness center with 10 standalone treatment rooms with two couples suites; four expansive pools; a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course; event space; a sports complex that includes tennis, volleyball, and basketball in addition to fitness facilities; and a teen center and Kids for All Seasons program. Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is also the first-ever Four Seasons with a private marina.

DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Toluca, Mexico

Hilton has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca, marking the brand’s first property in Toluca, the capital of the State of Mexico. Owned by Jesus Henkel and managed by Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, the 142­room new­-build hotel has one of the largest event spaces in the state’s business district of Toluca, reaching more than 17,000 sq. ft.

The property has two restaurants—La Reforma Uno, serving authentic Mexican dishes, and Pizza & Pasta Corner for a creative take on Italian cuisine—along with a coffee shop and lobby bar with a wide variety of beers, wines and liquors. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center, and flexible event space with 11 meeting rooms and four ballrooms.

Dream Hotel Group to Open The Chatwal Valle de Guadalupe in 2021

Dream Hotel Group plans to launch its five-star luxury brand The Chatwal in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico in 2021, marking the second Chatwal Hotel location and fourth hotel deal signed in Mexico in the last 18 months.

Located in the Baja, California region of Mexico, a 90-minute drive from San Diego, the property will have 80 suites and 50 branded residences, a luxury spa and wellness concept, and three curated restaurant and bar venues that celebrate the winemaking and olive growing traditions of the region, including a private tasting room and wine cellar. Elsewhere on-property, there will be horseback riding and sommelier courses.