Mexico and Caribbean Heat Up With Openings and Future Projects

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel offerings in Mexico and the Caribbean include the soon-to-open Conrad Punta de Mita, the already open Radisson Hotel Tapatio Guadalajara and projects in the works in the Bahamas and Dominica.

Conrad Punta de Mita
Opening in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit on Sept. 1, the new-build Conrad Punta de Mita will be the Hilton brand’s first resort in the country. The property will open at 30% capacity with 96 of 324 guestrooms available for booking.

All rooms and suites will have views of the Pacific Ocean, with suites and villa ‘Casitas’ offering patios, plunge pools, freestanding soaking tubs and outdoor showers. Amenities will include three pools, including an adult, lap and kids pool, spread out among the resort’s outdoor areas; four restaurants and three bars; the indoor/outdoor Conrad Spa; and a fitness center with an outdoor lawn for yoga and stretching.

Conrad Punta de Mita is located in the same private development as the Litibu Golf Course, offering guests an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman.

Radisson Hotel Tapatio Guadalajara
Radisson Hotel Tapatio Guadalajara in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, has opened following an extensive $2-million renovation. Offering city views from the hills of Tlaquepaque, the upscale hotel is located near Guadalajara’s historic district and 10 minutes from Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport.

The hotel offers 127 guestrooms and suites offering panoramic views of the property’s garden or the Guadalajara cityscape. All rooms include free WiFi and in-room coffee services, while the Master and Presidential Suites include a balcony and a whirlpool for two. Amenities include the on-site restaurant Los Laureles, 24-hour room service, three on-site bars, a 24-hour fitness center, a game room, an outdoor pool in the center of the hotel, a children’s playground area and volleyball courts. The hotel also offers five event spaces.

Montage Cay
Montage Cay, a 48-acre private-island resort and residential community from Montage Hotels & Resorts in The Abacos Islands in the Bahamas, is expected to open in 2023. Owned in partnership with Sterling Global Financial, the project will see the rebranding and complete redevelopment of the private island of Matt Lowe’s Cay in The Abacos, reemerging as Montage Cay, alongside the launch of The Residences at Montage Cay.

The private-island resort will feature 50 all-suite accommodations and a limited collection of Montage Residences, and will include a 46-slip marina. Suite amenities will include plunge pools, outdoor showers, private gardens and lounge areas.

F&B outlets will include an all-day eatery; a signature dinner-only restaurant; two beach bar and grills; lobby and pool bars; and a spa café and juice bar. Additional resort amenities will include a full-service Spa Montage, an extensive health and wellness program, fitness center, swimming pools and Montage’s signature Paintbox Children’s Club.

Tranquility Beach Resort
Tranquility Beach Resort in the Commonwealth of Dominica expects to open between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, the five-star resort is eligible under the country’s world-leading Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program. Offering cliff-hanging villas and ultra-luxury facilities, the environmentally sensitive resort will feature 99 rooms and create up to 300 permanent jobs.

An investment starting at $200,000 in Hilton’s Tranquility Beach Resort qualifies an individual for citizenship in Dominica, provided they also pass all the due diligence checks. Families can apply jointly, including siblings and grandparents of the main applicant or their spouse, according to the most recent changes.

Tranquility Beach Resort is one of the few shortlisted hotels eligible for citizenship by investment in Dominica. Alternatively, applicants can make a one-off contribution to a government fund. If successful, they earn the right to live, work and study on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. They can also easily travel to around 140 destinations and pass the citizenship on to future generations.