All-Inclusive Is Kimpton’s First Venture Into The All-Inclusive Realm And Will Open in Early 2024
Hotel brand Kimpton is set to open its first all-inclusive resort and has chosen Playa del Carmen as the place to do it. The new resort adds to an already growing number of accommodations in the Mexican Caribbean.
The resort, which will be a conversion much like the one currently taking place at the Ritz, is currently known as the Hacienda Tres Rios Spa And Nature Park and will simply be adding its Kimpton name to the front. The conversion itself sounds to be far more comprehensive.
While the current resort is still all-inclusive too, the plans for Kimpton’s vision will be to add more options for guests. Currently, there are six restaurants available on-site, as well as a cafe. The Kimpton conversion suggests there will be as many as eleven or twelve different culinary options, depending on which source is being quoted.
On top of this, guests can expect five pool options, including at least two adults-only pools, three bars, a world-class spa facility, and a range of amenities from kids’ clubs to a wide range of business facilities. Of course, its spot on the water allows private beach access for its customers to avoid the crowds in the main part of the town.
The resort as it is now is already known for being an eco-conscious establishment, something Kimpton is hoping to continue. Sandwiched beautifully between lush greenery and the oceanfront, the resort is in the middle of a protected nature park that guests can explore in different capacities. Within the nature park are at least ten cenotes, as well as an array of wildlife and flora.
There are 255 guest rooms available on the resort, keeping it a little more intimate than some of the massive new seven-hundred-room giants dotted around the region. Its location will also help add to the remote feel of the place.
It’s a new step for KImpton, which is generally viewed as a more boutique urban-styled hotel brand. It’s expanding rapidly throughout the world, with plenty more hotels planned across North and Central America in the coming months and years.
It’s only the second Kimpton property in the Mexican Caribbean and its first-ever All-Inclusive anywhere. The other Kimpton, named Kimpton Aluna, is located in Tulum. The boutique hotel is more in line with the brand’s typical image, albeit in a far different location from their other hotels.
The current timeline puts the newly revamped resort’s opening in early 2024, or late 2023 in some source’s cases.
It’s not the first, nor will it be the last big brand to set its eyes on the Mexican Riviera. Hilton, Hyatt, and a range of other hotel giants have invested millions of dollars in the region, with an array of varying hotels springing up from Cancun to Tulum. Hilton has been particularly aggressive with its development, with at least seven hotels opening within the next few years. It’s already opened all-inclusive in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.
Even some foreign brands with little traction in North or Central America are making an appearance. The Cancun Ritz, an iconic hotel in the area, has already had its flag taken down to be replaced with a relatively unknown brand named Kempinski. The handover only took place last month but will see a much-needed revamp of the classic hotel’s interior.
Those hoping to hit Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum in the winter break should start thinking about booking soon. With travel demand still high, it’s likely that many hotels will start to see reservations drying up in the coming month.
Fall breaks are also available, and cheap flight deals can be scored from a variety of airlines across the States.
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