Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans for the addition of the Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the portfolio in Mexico. Developed by Parks Hospitality and set to open in 2021, the neighboring properties will feature distinct characteristics and amenities across 100 acres of Caribbean beachfront.
"With more than half of our Latin America portfolio present in Mexico, we are proud to announce the plans for Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Hilton Cancun as we continue to introduce distinguished properties in the world's most sought-after destinations," said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton. "Representing our luxury and upscale brands respectively, Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Hilton Cancun will offer guests a taste of Mexican culture fused with Waldorf Astoria's uncompromising sophistication and Hilton Hotels & Resort's flagship hospitality."
Set to deliver a truly unforgettable experience for guests, the Waldorf Astoria Cancun will feature 150 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites, with waterfront or mangrove-facing terraces and private balconies. The property will boast the signature Waldorf Astoria spa, integrating Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients for indulgent treatments, in addition to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, two plunge pools and two exquisite dining experiences. For an unforgettable taste of Mexico, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the locally sourced Yucatecan cuisine that will be offered at additional dining experiences throughout the property.
A one-of-a-kind beachfront escape, the neighboring all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort property will feature 600 stylish guest rooms offering stunning panoramic views. The Hilton resort will welcome guests to relax on the beach, lounge at the swimming pool complex, and experience curated adventures in local art, gastronomy and culture. The hotel will also tempt palates with six all-inclusive unique culinary experiences.
Expansive meetings and events space across both hotels will be available to accommodate everything from small gatherings to large weddings.
"Through this collaboration, we are excited about expanding our portfolio in Cancun, one of Mexico's top tourist destinations," said Charles Elmann Fasja, CEO of Parks Desarrolladora. "We recognize the tremendous value in working with a respected industry leader such as Hilton and we look forward to building upon this alliance in the future."
Renowned design firms SB Architects, EDSA and HBA have been hand-selected to create a fluid transition between indoor and outdoor spaces throughout both the Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the Hilton Cancun properties. Inspired by the surrounding area's natural elements, the design at both properties will incorporate variations of modern lines, repetitive patterns and undulating forms that mimic the sea. Both properties will also feature classic Mexican colors and materials, as well as modern design elements and technology.
Situated on 100 acres of Caribbean beachfront, the intimate Waldorf Astoria Cancun and neighboring all-inclusive Hilton Cancun will be located near the municipality of Benito Juarez, Cancun, a town and seaport in Quintana Roo on the Yucatan peninsula, approximately 10 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Guests can visit Xcaret and Xplor Park for outdoor adventures such as zip lining, rafting, snorkeling, and tours through caves and underground rivers, or take a day-trip to Isla Mujeres, known for its beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, including more than 50 in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 70 hotels throughout the region, including nearly 30 projects in Mexico. This year, Hilton has opened seven hotels across four brands in the country, including the in-market debut of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in San Luis Potosi.
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