Announces Further Development In the Region
Hilton celebrated their return to Cancun this week, hosting a ribbon cutting event at their brand new Hilton Cancun resort.
The All-Inclusive resort opened officially last month, spearheading a significant investment in the region over the coming months and few years. The flagship Hilton brand hotel hasn’t had a property in Cancun after selling the previous establishment to Iberostar ten years ago. Although they do have other network properties including Canopy by Hilton and a Hampton.
The move marks another milestone in the hotel giant’s Caribbean expansion over the last year, with a particular emphasis on all-inclusive resorts. The pandemic has fueled a strong demand for all-inclusive holidays. For visitors choosing not to venture beyond the limits of their chosen resort, all-inclusive resorts offer a degree of normality, thanks to closed of populations that have to worry less about possible exposure to the virus.
The massive resort is built wedged between the Caribbean Sea and a protected area of Mangrove forest, offering a stunning location for revelers to relax. Clocking in at almost 70,000 square feet of space used over 100 acres, there will be 715 rooms available for customers.
There are no less than 12 dining opportunities for visitors ranging from local fare to BBQ style open fire grilling. The usual amenities can also be expected to a high level, including multiple pools, swim up room options, an amphitheater for entertainment, and a high end gym and fitness center.
The nearby Waldorf Astoria will be completed in mid to late 2022, and will feature a spa center which the Hilton Cancun guests will also have access to.
At the ribbon cutting, Danny Hughes, the Executive Vice President and President of The Americas for Hilton stated his optimism at the new hotel and further projects.
“Hilton Cancun marks an important milestone that cements our commitment to growing our all-inclusive portfolio that we launched several years ago. With more than 80 hotels welcoming guests throughout Mexico, including five all-inclusive resorts, Hilton is poised to continue growing in this important region and category, and Hilton Cancun is the perfect hotel to showcase our capabilities in the all-inclusive space.”
The Governor of Quintana Roo, who attended the event, spoke of how much the arrival of such a large hotel meant to the region, just a year after many of the hotels in the area were forced to close. “I am very pleased to open a hotel like this” Carlos Joaquín González said, “because a little over a year ago we had closed 97% of the hotels of the tourist infrastructure of Quintana Roo”. It is expected that the hotel will bring in around 450 permanent jobs to the area.
Also announced, on top of the almost $500 million dollar Hilton Cancun were over 30 new hotel developments across Mexico. Seven of these are expected to be in Quintana Roo. Two of those were announced for the surrounding areas. Along the coast, Hilton Tulum will be adding another 750 rooms to the area, as well as the Conrad by Hilton.
The new hotel serves as yet more evidence of the massive surge in travel towards Cancun and the greater Quintana Roo region.
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