The hospitality juggernaut’s upcoming launch into Mexico represents the marque’s entry into one of the region’s most prominent cities
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is slated to open its first Mexico City hotel in 2019. Upon completion, the 153-property will operate under a long-term management agreement with Thor Urbana Capital and Heldan Hotels & Resorts. The launch marks a significant milestone for the brand in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new location will be part of the Chapultepec Uno mixed use project, located at the intersection of Avenida Reforma and Circuito Interior, the heart of the city’s financial centre. Once completed, the structure will entail 58 storeys and 1.1 million square feet of space, rendering it one of the tallest buildings in the city.
The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City is set to occupy floors 36 to 47 and offer unobstructed views of the Chapultepec Park. The hotel will include signature luxury services and amenities including a club lounge and spa. KMD Architects and Taller Global are leading the design and architectural efforts for the project.
In addition to aforementioned establishment, future locations in the region include Panama City, Panama (2016) and Los Cabos, Mexico (2017). The Ritz-Carlton portfolio currently includes 90 hotels around the world, with expectations for the brand to reach 100 hotels by the end of 2016.
“Mexico remains one of the largest and most important international markets for our company, and we are confident that our legendary Ritz-Carlton service and culture is a perfect match for this vibrant, exciting destination,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer of The Ritz-Carlton.