Mexico: A Guide to What’s New and What’s Next

In this post, you´ll find a recap of the recently opened hotels in Mexico you´ll want to have on your radar, plus the upcoming luxury properties and tourism projects we´re excited about right now!


Recent Hotel Openings (2022)

Over the past year or so, we´ve seen a plethora of luxury hotel openings across the country! A whole array of properties has arrived in the Mexican Caribbean, including:
Nômade Holbox, Casa Chablé Sian Ka´an, Esencia Mansion, Etéreo (Auberge Resorts Collection), the Waldorf Astoria Cancún, Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya, Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, Hilton Zilara Riviera Maya, Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort & Spa , and Margaritaville St. Somewhere Holbox.

Over on Mexico´s Pacific Coast, the Four Seasons launched Naviva in Punta Mita and Tamarindo on the Costa Alegre, Hotel Terrestre opened in Puerto Escondido on Oaxaca’s coast,  Susurros del Corazón  made its home near Punta Mita, and Musa opened just south of Zihuatanejo.

Baja California Sur welcomed Rancho Pescadero, just outside the town of Todos Santos, and Villa La Valencia debuted in Los Cabos. 

In the interior of Mexico, 2022 saw the launch of Casa Polanco in Mexico City, plus Habitas and La Valise in San Miguel de Allende. Andaz Mexico City also recently opened up earlier this year in 2023 right in the heart of the Condesa neighborhood.

Susurros del Corazon – Auberge Resorts Collection – Punta Mita

Etereo – Auberge Resorts Collection – Riviera Maya

Connectivity News

New Highway

Travel time from Puerto Vallarta Airport to One&Only Mandarinas has been cut in half thanks to a new highway that opened in March 2022, connecting Bucerías to El Monteón. Travel time is now approximately 45 minutes as compared with the previous 1.5-hour drive.  

New Flight

In March,  Aeroméxico added a flight route between Rome and Mexico City, offering a new, direct option between the Mexican and Italian capitals. Daily flights are expected to be operating by June 2023.

New Airport

The new Tulum International Airport is slated to open and be fully operational  in May 2024.  Take a sneak peek here.

New Train

The highly awaited (and controversial) Maya Train is anticipated to launch on December 1, 2023, covering 1,554km of ground in a loop around the Yucatán Peninsula. With 34 stations in five different states – Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Campeche, Chiapas, and Tabasco – the route will link Mayan archaeological zones with beach destinations, airports and inland cities. 

There’s also talk of a train development across the Baja Peninsula within the next four years, with a route that would connect Tijuana and Los Cabos by 2027. Watch this space.  

Tren Maya Route


Luxury Hotels Coming Soon to Mexico

Mexican Caribbean

St. Regis Kanai Resort, Spring 2023

Now open! This glamorous new resort sits on a beachfront mangrove reserve in the up-and-coming Kanai development, between the holiday hubs of Playa del Carmen and Cancún. With 124 rooms including suites and residences, expect sweeping nature views and circular, avant-garde architecture that floats over lush canopy.

Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai, Summer 2023

Also situated within the luxurious Kanai development, this will be Edition´s first property in Mexico, hosting six bars and restaurants, a swimming pool and beach club, plus a destination spa and a 206 square meter Penthouse Suite.  

Nobu Tulum, 2025

Nobu is bringing its minimal Japanese aesthetic and cool modern luxury to Tulum. Stay tuned for 200 guest rooms and suites (including 12 villas), a beachfront signature restaurant, spa, and 50 sophisticated beachside residences. 

Marriot All-Inclusive Luxury Hotels, 2024-2026

A trio of Marriot properties is set to open in the next few years. Almare is slated for completion in 2024 on Isla Mujeres, with JW Marriott All-Inclusive, Costa Mujeres and W All-Inclusive, Costa Mujeres opening in 2026 just across the water on the mainland. 

St. Regis Kanai

Inland Destinations

Soho House CDMX, 2023

A restored private residence in Mexico City´s vibrant Juárez neighborhood, Soho House pays homage to its French and Baroque influences. Step back in time with regal spaces, vintage furniture and over 100 pieces of artwork by Mexican artists. The property will feature a main house and annex with three bars, a restaurant and an open-air swimming pool.

Waldorf Astoria San Miguel de Allende, 2025

Situated in the heart of San Miguel, this property will offer 120 guest rooms and suites, as well as 24 private residences. Wellness-inspired amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and meditation areas, a destination-inspired spa, and a rooftop space with pools and city vistas.  


Soho House Mexico City


Pacific Coast

Xala, 2023

The groundbreaking Xala project spans 3000 acres of white sandy beaches and agricultural hillsides on the Costa Alegre south of Puerto Vallarta. Developed with a socially and environmentally conscious approach, Xala will offer residences, a handful of hotel brands, beach clubs and community facilities, with a skate park, culture and learning centers, and reforestation and agricultural projects already in place.  Chalacatepec Airport is also underway just 5 minutes from the development. 

Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Costa Canuva, Fall 2023

Set within the beachfront Nauka development, a private community designed by world-renowned architect, Olson Kundig, the Ritz-Carlton will feature 90+ luxury hotel rooms, 14 suites, 20 luxury residences, a spa, a private beach club, and access to the community´s signature 18-hole golf course.  A new Fairmont property in Nauka is also slated to open in 2023. 

Rosewood Mandarina, 2024

The Rosewood is set to join the paradise scenes of the Mandarinas development, already home to the One&Only resort and Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club. Set between the Sierra del Vallejo mountain range and a one-mile stretch of pristine beach, the property will offer 140 guestrooms, suites and villas with panoramic views, three bars and restaurants, three pools, a fitness center and a signature spa with 10 treatment rooms. 

Read more about what’s developing on the Pacific Coast in our comprehensive resource: A Guide to Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast – New Hotels & Developments

xala pacific coast


Baja California

Banyan Tree Valle de Guadalupe, Summer 2023

The Banyan Tree will add to its luxury portfolio in Mexico with a new venture in the Valle de Guadalupe wine region. The complex, located in northern Baja California close to the U.S border, will count with 30 ultra-luxury villas, a spa, and a winery.  

St. Regis Los Cabos at Quivira, 2023

Located within the opulent residential community of Quivera in Cabo San Lucas, the resort will consist of over 140 guest rooms, luxury residences, and fine dining restaurants.  

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo del Sol, 2023

The Four Seasons will open its second property in the destination on Los Cabos´ Tourist Corridor at Cabo Del Sol. 142 accommodations include guest rooms, suites, and private villas with access to exclusive amenities such as a private golf course.  

Casa Velas Los Cabos, 2023

Grand Velas will expand its collection with the arrival of a new, adults-only boutique hotel, located between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The property will host 80 guest rooms and gastronomic offerings created with organic ingredients from the sea and the hotel´s gardens. 

Park Hyatt Los Cabos, 2024

With a criterion rooted in environmental care, this 120 million USD project will extend the length of 27 acres, surrounded by a desert-meets-ocean landscape.  

Soho House, 2024

Soho House will claim its place on Los Cabos´ Tourist Corridor, with a projected total of 70 accommodations.  

Aman, 2024

This new property will overlook the Sea of Cortez, offering guests luxury amenities and private beach access, as well as world-class restaurants and spaces dedicated to relaxation.  

St. Regis Cabo San Lucas at Quivira


New Experiences Offered by Journey Mexico

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create new, innovative tours for our travelers to experience Mexico in a unique and authentic way. With a focus on intimately exploring the country´s gastronomy, cultures, and indigenous history, we’re excited to share Journey Mexico´s latest portfolio of experiences. As part of our commitment to make a positive impact with our travel opportunities, we´ve developed experiences that directly benefit local communities and the environment, like our day trip connecting with the Mexico City-based Milpa Alta community to learn about their sustainable farming legacy and get hands-on with local culinary heritage, or our visit to the Yucatecan Mayan villages of Yaxunah and Granada, where you´ll get inside traditional horticulture and cook ancestral recipes with the community.
Read more about our new experiences here.


Visit to Granada Mayan Community  – Traditional horticulture experience in the Yucatan Peninsula



Whether you have the seeds of an idea or a fully-fledged vacation dream, our Mexico specialists can help you to make it a reality. Get in touch with our travel planners to find your perfect accommodation and create a customized itinerary with private transfers, authentic experiences and expert local guides. We invite you to take a look at our sample itineraries, private villas and luxury hotel profiles to spark inspiration! 



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