One of the travel trends in Mexico that is here to stay is the ultra-luxury resort. Spectacular hotels across the country raise the bar for a traditional five-star stay, and top brands from around the world help deliver the best Mexico has to offer.
In 2022, luxury travel will continue to be one of the most popular niches in a country brimming with options. These resorts will embody other important tourism trends in Mexico, such as wellness, local experiences and contact with nature.
For those planning a getaway to Mexico in 2022, here are several new resorts to keep on your radar:
Casa Chable, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
Scheduled to open this spring, Casa Chable will be the next resort to join the ultra-upscale Chable family. The resort brand already has two exquisite resorts in the Yucatan and Riviera Maya and will open a fourth in Baja California Sur in 2023.
The impending luxury resort will be one of the most unique in the Riviera Maya, as it is one of the only resorts in the protected Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Guests will arrive at the resort via a 35-minute boat ride through mangrove forests to the intimate property’s private dock perched atop a white-sand beach surrounded by the reserve’s jungle.
The small resort will have just 10 rooms, including five stand-alone beachfront bungalows with outdoor showers. A main villa will have five additional bedrooms, each with its own private terrace. Additional amenities will include a gourmet thatched-roof restaurant, beachfront wellness cabana, rooftop lounge and bar, and a private beach.
Four Seasons Tamarindo
Mexico’s Costalegre, the rugged and wild stretch of Pacific coast south of Puerto Vallarta, has been an upscale getaway for connoisseurs for years. But in the spring of this year, the Four Seasons will shine the spotlight on one of Mexico’s still secret coasts.
Located on a private peninsula, the Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will have 157 accommodations, including 63 suites, as well as private residences. Rooms and suites will have views of the ocean or the lush mountainous jungles that line the coastline. Cliffside suites will have their own private pools. The resort will also have multiple beaches and three swimming pools as well as four restaurants and bars and an organic spa with eight treatment rooms.
Luxury touches include everything from a private boat dock to an in-house astronomer, who can guide guests on a journey through the stars. The resort is located on 3,000 acres of nature reserve, with six miles of coastline. A true gem of the jungle, the resort is committed to protecting the environment, as only 2% of the reserve will be developed for the resort.
Ritz Carlton, Mexico
The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City officially opened on October 28, 2021 – a historic achievement considering it spent six years in development. The luxury urban escape has opened with 153 rooms as part of a 58-story skyscraper that overlooks famous Chapultepec Park.
Within the hotel, guests will find the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge which features an exclusive concierge, an indoor heated swimming pool and the famous Ritz-Carlton Spa. Guests can dine at Samos Restaurant and Bar, which serves Mediterranean-style cuisine in its 38th-floor perch.
Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Scheduled to open in September, the Waldorf Astoria Cancun is poised to be the next Grande Dame of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Located on 100 acres of shoreline, the ultra-sophisticated resort in Cancun will offer a wide variety of rooms and suites, including ocean view rooms and suites.
Five food and drink options are also available on-site, from the all-day brasserie serving international and Mexican cuisine to the sleek and minimalist Malpeque, which serves grilled seafood. Other options include the Peacock Alley Lounge Bar, Pool Bar, and Beach Bar & Grill.
Other amenities will include a fitness center, spa, pool, and even pet-friendly rooms.
Banyan Tree Puebla
In November, Banyan Tree Hotels extended its chic and sophisticated brand away from beach destinations and into the colonial city scene. The Banyan Tree Puebla opened in the former Hotel Azul Talavera.
The former Banyan Tree resorts in Mexico are centered on the beach, being located in Acapulco and the Riviera Maya. The Puebla property puts a whole new spin on things, with spectacular city views of churches, rooftops, and looming volcanoes rising in the clouds around Puebla.
Here, guests will find 78 residential-style rooms as well as the brand’s signature restaurant, Saffron. The property also includes Los Lavaderos Bar and a rooftop terrace.
Susurros del Corazón
The next Auberge Collection resort is also coming to Mexico this year. Susurros del Corazon is a highly anticipated property that will open in Riviera Nayarit.
Sitting on 33 acres that overlook Banderas Bay, this Punta de Mita property will have 59 suites and 30 residences. Four dining concepts, an expansive fitness center, yoga studio, and Auberge Spa are among the amenities guests can expect.
Accommodations here are perched above cliffs that overlook the sea. Materials used in the design include slate and stone, and every space is filled with natural light.
The resort also has 2,000 feet of beachfront. Families can play at the two family pools, while those seeking tranquility can disconnect at the adult-only pool. A beach club also offers cabanas and cocktails. The spa has 11 treatment rooms, while the resort will also host boot camps, yoga programs and trail runs.