New hotels to visit in Mexico in 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter
There’s nothing more appealing than a short flight south to a warm location, namely a flight close to a trail with inspiring design, well-managed amenities, and finer dining. Here some hot Mexican selections make their debut.
Etereo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya
With an ethereal name and a Mayan lifecycle motif woven into the interior design, this luxury resort in Riviera Maya’s new Kanai project is geared towards conscious living. Set in front of a vast coral reef, bright white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, this property celebrates innovation, culture and nature, with outdoor experiences, healing spas and dining-on five unique restaurants – all holding the secrets and wisdom of the Yucatan Peninsula; from $1,299 a night, aubergeresorts.com/etereo
Casona Sforza, Puerto Escondido
The domed, asymmetrical structures of renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach at Casona Sforza are more than enough to lure design lovers to Puerto Escondido – even those unfamiliar with the mecca surf the Pacific that Kanye West recently visited. This new independent, sun-bathed and sand-covered boutique hotel is a study of balance, with decor created by Oaxaca; seasonal, locally sourced cuisine rooted in ecological and social responsibility; and mindfulness services in the form of holistic massages, private yoga and surfing; from $320, casonasforza.com
Playa Viva, Zihuatanejo
When sustainability and environmental friendliness are not enough, truly regenerative tourism is needed, such as this luxury, off-grid resort, long-term farming practices (a holistic approach to management). management), grows cocoa on the grounds and claims a mile-long pristine beach, a sea turtle sanctuary and an Aztec archaeological site. A brand new expansion includes seven next-level beachfront treehouses designed by Nomadic Resorts, inspired by the local mobula manta ray migration and built from the material is almost entirely grown on the thriving nearly 200-acre site; from $630 (including dining, ground transportation and daily yoga, for two), playaviva.com
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Costalegre, Jalisco
Secluded, expansive and exclusive depicts the fourth Four Seasons to grace Mexico, a lush, low-density escape on 3,000 acres of jungle with three pristine beaches on a bare stretch of Pacific Coast Ocean in the state of Jalisco. A collection of renowned Mexican designers and architects have carefully crafted the aesthetic experience, including employee fashion, while on-site biologists dedicated for revising the ecosystem. Ninety-four rooms and 63 suites are camouflaged throughout the beachfront and cliffside locations, with separate areas for families and adults. Reservations will go live in July; from $1,550, fourseasons.com/tamarindo
Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resort Collection, Punta de Mita
Gently opened in April, this cool 59 boutique resort with 30 modern luxury apartments (most of the first phase has been sold and the second phase includes 19 more) is a luxury resort best in Punta de Mita, embracing the fine white sands of El Banco Beach on the unspoiled Riviera Nayarit. Enjoyment and relaxation will be central, thanks to three scalloped pools that lead to surfing and the famous Marietas Islands, plus an 11-room spa (which inspires local Huichol heritage and cures) disease) and four distinctive culinary concepts highlighting Nayarit’s sea and land enticing bounty; from $900, aubergeresorts.com/susurros
Casa Polanco, Mexico City
Mexico City is mostly unknown, but its most exciting addition, a 19-room luxury mansion in the posh neighborhood of Polanco, qualifies as being well-hidden. The thoughtfully reimagined 1930s hotel served as a reception for aristocrats, and come March (when it opens slightly), will see a fair share of rare travelers looking privacy, high hospitality and exceptionally elegant excavations. Some of the city’s most popular restaurants cater to hotel guests, who can also retreat to the spa cabin for a different kind of decadence; from $380, casapolanco.com
A version of this story first appeared in the March 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.