Published On: Sat, Jan 14th, 2017

Marriot Hotels to expand in Cancun and Cozumel

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As part of a visit to Mexico, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Inc., announced the signing of four hotels in the country, including a new Renaissance hotel in Cancun and a Westin in Cozumel.

Following an aggressive expansion strategy in one of the region’s key markets, Marriott expects to add the new properties to its existing portfolio of 70 hotels. The company operates more than 200 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin American region, spanning 20 brands in 33 countries and territories.


MHR Cancun CasaMagna Exterior” © Marriott International, via Flickr

Marriott is meeting the growing demand in the full-service segment in Mexico with the signing of The Westin Puebla. Owned by IDEURBAN and managed by Marriott, the hotel is set to open in the second half of 2018 and will bring the Westin brand’s innovative wellness initiatives to one of the oldest cities in the region.

The property will join Westin´s portfolio of hotels throughout the country, including in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun. Two additional Westin hotels are under construction in Cozumel and Monterrey, expected to open in 2017 and 2018, respectively.


Additionally, together with Grupo Diestra, Marriott‘s largest full-service franchise partner in the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott prepares to introduce the Renaissance Hotels brand to Mexico with the development of a Renaissance hotel in Cancun, a strategically important market in Mexico.

The new-build property will break ground within Puerto Cancun, located between Cancun’s Hotel Zone and its downtown area. The 800-acre master-planned development includes 270 acres of ecological reserve, an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf (operating), a 200-slip marina, some 5,000 residential units, 115 retail outlets, restaurants, cinemas and more once completed. The Renaissance Cancun will comprise 180 rooms and approximately 445 square meters of indoor meeting space.


Marriott’s select-service growth strategy

The select-service segment continues to drive important projects in different cities in Mexico, including the opening of Aloft Puebla and AC Monterrey. Aloft Puebla will join the two existing Aloft hotels in Guadalajara and Cancun.

Scheduled to open late in 2018, Aloft Puebla will bring the vibrant style, technology and innovation of this brand to one of Mexico’s leading industrial cities. Located in Angelopolis, the complex will include office space, residences, restaurants, shops, as well as other hotels and will be close to major hospitals and universities.


Marriott Cancun mexico” by Alan Sunners, license CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Seventeen hotels were signed into the Marriott‘s Caribbean and Latin America development pipeline in 2016, totaling nearly 2,500 hotel rooms.

By 2022 the company is planning to open 38 additional properties, reinforcing Mexico’s status as Marriott‘s top market within the region.

By Elliot Bullman




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