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New Hotels in Cancun – Quintana Roo


Cancun is the very first tourism specific destination in Mexico built in the early ’70s located at the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. One of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Cancun is in the Quintana Roo.

Quintana Roo, the Mexican state on the Caribbean side of the Yucatán Peninsula, has become one of the most popular destinations in Mexico for travelers from all over the world. It is the home of the city of Cancún, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, and the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal.

The ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Cobá, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret are also here.

As there are many hotel openings in Quintana Roo, we decided to offer readers new hotel openings in three parts; Cancun hotels, Riviera Maya hotels, Tulum – Cozumel – Isla Holbox hotels. 

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melody maker

Melody Maker Cancun

Opened: December 2018

Stretching along Cancún’s lively resort strip, Melody Maker Cancún features lavish guest rooms, suites and exclusive, oceanfront villas boasting sparkling, turquoise blue waterfront views of the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupté Lagoon.

In-room amenities include bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board, smart HDTV, minibar, A/C, electronic safety deposit box, sumptuous organic bath products, hair dryer, vanity mirror, and more.

Named after the iconic British weekly music magazine, Melody Maker, the property is billed as the world’s premier multi-sensory hotel and concert venue featuring the world’s largest video projection mapping technology, sitting at 54,000 square feet. First-of-its-kind, Melody Maker offers its guests complimentary entry to concerts during hotel stays to some of the world’s top entertainers.

renaissance cancun resort marina

Renaissance Cancún Resort & Marina

Opened: February 2019

Renaissance Hotels’ first hotel in Mexico: Renaissance Cancún Resort & Marina anchors the new marina in Puerto Cancún and connects travelers to both the local spirit of the neighborhood and the destination’s pristine beaches, just minutes away.

The 180-room lifestyle resort is anchored Puerto Cancún – home to a professional golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, residential areas, a shopping center with restaurants, movie theatres, and the largest marina in the area. The hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes from the city and 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport.

Royalton Suites Cancun

Royalton Suites Cancun

Opened: February 2019

Located in the vibrant hotel zone, the all-inclusive Royalton Suites Cancun offers exceptional All-In Luxury® service, stylish architecture, seven reservation-free restaurants, world-class Royal Spa, and the first ever SkyClub – an adults-only rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.

This spectacular all-inclusive resort features 180 luxury suites ranging from the standard Luxury Junior Suite to the four-bedroom Diamond Club™ Luxury Chairman Suite.

Families can enjoy a unique selection of amenities such as a splash pad, kids club, non-motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and a separate section of the buffet with kid-friendly cuisine.  In addition to the extensive all-inclusive program, adult guests are invited to experience Royalton’s first ever SkyClub. The exclusive SkyClub boasts 360º panoramic views of the Cancun shoreline and the strip, a rooftop pool, elegant cabanas, modern dining and an elevated nightclub experience with unrivaled views. As an introductory offer, admission to SkyClub and offerings from a select bar menu are included for guests traveling in February. As of March 1st, admission to SkyClub will be included for Diamond Club guests and all other Royalton guests will enjoy a discounted rate and access to purchase food and premium beverages.

Playa Mujeres is a luxury beach zone located about 25 minutes north of Cancun’s hotel zone and 30 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.

Atelier Playa Mujeres

ATELIER Playa Mujeres

Opened: April 2019

Mexico’s Atelier de Hoteles brand debuts a new luxury all-inclusive in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Available to guests 16 years and older, the luxury resort features more than 430 suites as well as a long list of coveted amenities in a prime location between the Caribbean Sea and a striking golf course.

The 431-suite property will have eight restaurants and eight bars, including a flagship restaurant called Maria Dolores, stewarded by Chef Edgar Nunez, the Mexican chef behind the celebrated Sud 777 eatery in Mexico City.

Gamma Cancun Centro

Gamma Cancún Centro

Opened: May 2019

Located in one of the most important and emblematic avenues of the city center, Gamma Cancun Center is 5 minutes from the hotel zone and public beaches, 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport and the Cancun International Convention Center, and a few meters from the bus terminal and government headquarters.

The hotel has a restaurant offering local cuisine, swimming pool and four meeting rooms and a hall for up to 100 pax auditorium.

Now Emerald Cancun

Now Emerald Cancun

Opened: June 2019

Situated in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone between the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon, Now Emerald Cancun offers a unique Unlimited-Luxury® experience that the whole family will love. This gem is set on a beautiful white sand beach with crystal blue water and features 427 rooms and suites with garden, lagoon and ocean views. Now Emerald combines the beauty of lush nature with modern world-class facilities and is conveniently located only 8 miles away from the Cancun International Airport. Enjoy unlimited gourmet food and beverages at 8 restaurants and 8 bar options, plus activities that will keep everyone entertained. From endless daytime land and water activities, a relaxing spa by Pevonia® and three beautiful pools to kids and teens clubs and adults-only designated areas, the options are endless.

Estudio Playa Mujeres

ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres

Opened: August 2019

ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres is an All Suites, All-Inclusive Family Resort thoughtfully designed where kids will have a fun experience in Playa Mujeres and adults will be spoiled in a total relaxation atmosphere.

At their arrival, children will discover a whole new world apart, full of interactive games that will let their imagination fly.

ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres becomes an epicenter of fun for children and a relaxing experience for adults wishing to share an emotional connection with their family. A stay at ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres takes a new meaning that will take guests into a sophisticated world with luxurious facilities and the unbeatable beauty of the Mexican Caribbean.

Majestic Elegance Playa Mujeres

Majestic Elegance Playa Mujeres

Opening: Fall 2019

The Majestic Resorts opens Mexico Majestic Elegance Playa Mujeres in the fall of this 2019. The five-star complex, located north of Cancun, has 570 rooms, spa, gym, jacuzzi, theater and a wide range of entertainment.

Dreams Vista Cancun

Dreams® Vista Cancun Resort & Spa

Opening November 2019

First announced as Sunscape® Star Cancun and then rebranded as Dreams® Vista Cancun Resort & Spa, the property will now feature the Dreams brand signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept, along with elevated facilities, amenities and services.


Paradisus Playa Mujeres

Opening: Late 2019

Meliá Hotels International will soon be opening a major Paradisus resort in Playa Mujeres, one of the most dynamic and successful destinations in Mexico, which will boost the company’s performance in the Caribbean. The hotel will have a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as a golf course designed by the Australian golfer Greg Norman. Paradisus Playa Mujeres will also offer guests access to a private marina and a chance to sail on the Caribbean Sea and enjoy the breath-taking views.

Now Natura Riviera Cancun

Now Natura Riviera Cancún

Opened: December 2019

Facing the Caribbean Sea on a white sand beach, the 556-room resort is a short 10-mile drive from the Cancun International Airport. Enjoy the best of both worlds with modern design and luxury accommodations infused with elements of nature including a lazy river, waterfalls and a grotto bar. Rest and relax at the Now Spa by Pevonia® – designed to look like the region’s remarkable cenotes. Or play at the infinity pool complete with a waterslide.


Canopy By Hilton Cancun La Isla

Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla

Opened: January 2020

Hilton’s first Canopy by Hilton brand in the Caribbean and Latin America opened in Cancun. The 174-room urban oasis is situated in Cancun’s lively “Hotel Zone” overlooking the natural beauty of Nichupté Bay.

Among Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla’s array of amenities is its rooftop sanctuary, featuring a pool, whirlpool, a bar with rotating local art exhibits and live music performances, rooftop fitness center, terrace for meetings and events, co-working spaces and more.

Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla offers direct access to Cancun’s best-known shopping destination, La Isla Entertainment Village, with more than 430,000 square feet of outdoor dining, nightlife and chic retail. Guests can spend the day shopping at local markets, teeing off at prestigious golf courses, relaxing on white sand beaches or exploring nearby attractions such as the Mayan Ruins and Delfines Beach. The hotel also offers convenient access to Cancun International Airport, just 20 minutes away.


Located in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, guests will be able to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations. This new all-inclusive resort will feature 898 luxury suites, authentic Hollywood memorabilia, and curated entertainment-themed experiences.

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will boast an all-star line up of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages. A range of exciting PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Costa Mujeres. Children are sure to enjoy the Stars Kids Club, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests or have a blast at the new JUMP trampoline park. The whole family can channel their inner PGA player at the mini-golf course, wind down the lazy river, zoom down slides at the water park or test out their surfing skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator. The beachfront resort will also be the first Planet Hollywood property to debut Adult Scene, a new adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept.


Senator Riviera Cancún Spa Resort

Opening: April 2020

In January 2020, the Spanish chain Senator will inaugurate the 5-star Senator Riviera Cancun Spa Resort complex with 1,044 rooms. Within the facilities of the property include a water park, more than 4,000 square meters of swimming pools, 10 restaurants and an exclusive area for adults.


The Fives Oceanfront Beach Rendering

The Fives Oceanfront – Puerto Morelos

Opening: 2020

The 115-suite property opening in 2020, will be situated in a quiet fishing village only 15 minutes away from Cancun International Airport offering a laid-back atmosphere for lounging on one of Mexico’s most captivating white sand beaches.

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