There’s a new level of luxury in the heart of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria brand opens its highly-anticipated Waldorf Astoria, Cancun resort this week, a serious addition to a growing portfolio of luxury hotels in the Yucatan hotspot.
The hotel, set about 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, has a mix of 173 rooms and suites, set on a 100-acre property on the ocean’s edge.
The Waldorf has two pools and a wellness center with 21 treatment rooms.
The dining program include five concepts: the open-flame grill eatery Malpeque, the “heirloom kitchen” called Chaya; Ja’o, inspired by Mexican cantina cooking; Peacock Alley, a cocktail bar inspired by its original New York predecessor; and a pool bar open from mid-morning all the way to sundown.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Waldorf Astoria Cancun to the Yucatan Peninsula, this unique oceanside luxury resort is an exciting addition to Mexico and marks an important milestone for the Waldorf Astoria brand,” George Stanfield, managing director at the Waldorf Astoria Cancun, told Caribbean Journal.
The new resort is part of a significant expansion for Hilton in the Mexican Caribbean, one that has added several Hilton-branded all-inclusives and the first-ever Conrad resort in the Caribbean in Tulum.
That’s not a surprise, giving the dramatic levels of travel demand for Cancun and the greater Mexican Caribbean, which has been the most popular destination in the wider region since the onset of the pandemic.
But it’s a new kind of resort for Cancun, a place that has been dominated by larger, all-inclusive resorts and has only recently begun cultivating a portfolio of smaller, more intimate luxury hotels.
“Between the hotel’s secluded location, elevated amenities such as the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Peacock Alley Bar and the brands signature hospitality Waldorf Astoria Cancun is perfectly designed to welcome guests to experience the beauty of Cancun,” Stanfield said.
For more, visit the Waldorf Astoria Cancun.