MEXICO CITY — Marriott International, Inc. has signed four hotels in Mexico, and following an aggressive expansion strategy in one of the region’s key markets, expects to add the new properties to its portfolio of 70 hotels, it was announced last month. The company operates more than 200 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin American region, spanning 20 brands in 33 countries and territories.
The hospitality company plans significant strengthening of its presence in Mexico, Marriott’s largest market in the region.
Marriott is meeting the growing demand in the full-service segment in Mexico with the signing of The Westin Puebla, set to open in the second half of 2018. The property will join Westin’s portfolio of hotels throughout the country, including in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun. Two additional Westin hotels are under construction in Cozumel and Monterrey, expected to open in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Ideally situated in the heart of Puebla’s Angelopolis business, commercial and residential development, the 142-room Westin Puebla will be part of a multi-purpose complex to include Westin residences, boutiques, restaurants and office space. The hotel will feature a Heavenly Spa by Westin, WestinWORKOUT fitness centre, pool and dining venues.
Additionally, Marriott plans to develop a Renaissance hotel in Cancun. The new-build property will break ground within Puerto Cancun, located between Cancun’s Hotel Zone and its downtown area. The 800-acre development includes 270 acres of ecological reserve, 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf (operating), 200-slip marina, 5,000 residential units, 115 retail outlets, restaurants and cinemas. The Renaissance Cancun will comprise 180 rooms and approximately 4,800 square feet of meeting space.
Also on the horizon is the opening of Aloft Puebla and AC Monterrey. Scheduled to open in late 2018 featuring 100 loft-style rooms, Aloft Puebla will join the two existing Aloft hotels in Guadalajara and Cancun.
The 168-room AC Hotel by Marriott Monterrey will be developed within a mixed-use project called Distrito Armida in an upscale neighborhood of Monterrey known as Valle Oriente.
So far in 2016, 17 hotels have been signed into the Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin America development pipeline, totaling nearly 2,500 hotels rooms. By 2022, the company is planning to open 38 additional properties.