The Caribbean’s newest Waldorf-Astoria resort is set to welcome guests for the first time this November, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The resort is currently accepting reservations for Nov. 1, 2022 and beyond, the property confirmed.
The new Waldorf-Astoria is set just north of the so-called Riviera Cancun, about 15 minutes south of Cancun International Airport.
The beachfront resort will feature 173 guest rooms and suites; every room will have ocean views, along with a unique amenity: a private balcony with its own outdoor plunge-pool-style soaking tub.
There are five dining concepts: the seafood-focused Malpeque; Mexican and international eatery Chaya; the poolside Ja’o; the Peacock Alley bar and lounge; and a pool bar.
The property’s spa will have eight indoor and 13 outdoor treatment rooms, along with a steam room, a sauna, a salon, a spa-only pool and an “ice fountain.”
The wellness focus is on “Mexican healing traditions,” according to parent company Hilton.
It’s part of a broad expansion push in the Mexican Caribbean for Hilton and its portfolio of brands, which in the past year has already opened an EP Conrad and an all-inclusive Hilton-branded resort in Tulum, along with the new Hilton Cancun (also an all-inclusive).
While much of Hilton’s expansion has focused on all-inclusive, the Waldorf-Astoria will not be an all-inclusive resort.
It’s not a surprise, given both the surging tourism numbers in greater Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean and what has been a dazzling hotel pipeline in the area.
The new resort will also be the only Waldorf-Astoria in the wider Caribbean region; the brand had been at the El Conquistador resort in Puerto Rico but that property left the portfolio before the pandemic.
For more, visit the Waldorf-Astoria Cancun.