BETHESDA, MD—Marriott International has signed four hotels in Mexico. Following an expansion strategy in one of the region’s key markets, Marriott expects to add the new properties to its existing portfolio of 70 hotels. The brand operates more than 200 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin American region, spanning 20 brands in 33 countries and territories.
“These new projects are driven by a solid increase in the demand for business and leisure travel to this dynamic part of the world,” said Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. “They also reaffirm our commitment to delivering high-quality hotel development projects and maintaining investor confidence in our innovative brands.”
Marriott intends to meet the growing demand in the full-service segment in Mexico with the signing of The Westin Puebla. Owned by IDEURBAN and managed by Marriott, the hotel is set to open in the second half of 2018. Two additional Westin hotels are under construction in Cozumel and Monterrey, and are expected to open in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Additionally, together with Grupo Diestra, Marriott’s largest full-service franchise partner in the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott will introduce the Renaissance Hotels brand to Mexico with the development of 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.
Scheduled to open late in 2018, Aloft Puebla will be located in Angelopolis and the complex will include office space, residences, restaurants and shops, as well as other hotels. It will offer 100 loft-style rooms, and amenities such as Bliss bathroom products, SPG Keyless and free WiFi. Other flagship brand amenities include the Re:charge fitness center and Re:fuel by Aloft, a cafe for breakfast and lunch.
From AC Hotels, which was first introduced in Mexico with the opening of the AC Hotel Guadalajara in August, comes the AC Hotel by Marriott Monterrey. The 168-room property will be developed within a mixed-use project called Distrito Armida.