New Hotels in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo


The Riviera Maya is a region to the south of Cancun that starts at Puerto Morelos and ends at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. One of the most popular travel destinations, Riviera Maya is in the Quintana Roo state of Mexico.

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.

For those who are interested in new hotel openings around the nation and abroad; see our other articles about the new hotel openings in Los AngelesSan DiegoLüas VegasOrlandoBangkokLondonParisNew YorkMiamiChicagoSan FranciscoMoscowDubai, and Sydney.

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Chable Maroma

Chablé Maroma, Riviera Maya

Opened: September 2018

Chablé Maroma is a five-star beach resort, nestled between a tropical jungle and mangroves and the sparkling Caribbean. Right in front of the hotel is the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef in the world. The resort features 70 suites, each with its own private pool and outdoor terrace, as well as more than 650 feet of private beach. Chablé Maroma has a massive 17,000-square-foot spa and also features a yoga pavilion, fitness center, and beachside pool with private cabanas sprinkled along the shore. Other amenities include paddle boarding, kayaking, cultural adventures, and jungle tours.

Palmaia Riviera Maya

Palmaïa Riviera Maya

Opened: May 2019

Located in Playacar, the Palmaïa Riviera Maya resort will be the new benchmark for sustainable luxury. The property has a 700-meter-long beach. It also has several restaurants and a jungle spa.

Palmaïa Riviera Maya welcomes both adults and children and is made up of 314 ocean front rooms split between seven buildings. Each room has a balcony or terrace, TV, mini bar, bathtub, coffee maker and more. In addition, all the rooms include services such as 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi and nightly turndown service.

Sunscape Akumal Beach

Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa

Opening: October 2019

Akumal is a coastal resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The new Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa by AMResorts will open its doors near the Archaeological Zones of Tulum and Cobá. With the Unlimited-Fun® concept, its 360 rooms and suites offer luxurious amenities. The hotel has four swimming pools, eight restaurant options and eight bars.

KASA Hotel Riviera Maya

KASA Hotel Riviera Maya

Opening: November 2019

KASA Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxury boutique hotel in Puerto Aventuras next to the lagoon on the Mexican Caribbean Sea. This private, gated beach and golf community boasts beautiful beaches, a full service marina and a world-class signature golf course designed by Tom Lehman. You and your family can also take a stroll around the village center, where you can enjoy the sights and a variety of delicious restaurants, local shops and cafes.

It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

Barcelo Maya Riviera

Barceló Maya Riviera

Opening December 2019

Located right on the seafront of one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and surrounded by nature and sea, the Barceló Maya Riviera – Adults only 5-star hotel offers an exclusive, luxurious experience adults only hotel in the spectacular complex of the Barceló Maya Grand Resort. From newly built, this hotel is all inclusive ideal for couples, groups and conventions and has 850 rooms of different categories: Junior Suite and Suite fully equipped.

More than half the them boast their own fantastic sea views and 110 offer exclusive access to a private swimming pool. The hotel has 5 restaurants in which you can sample the cuisine from different parts of the world, one of them buffet restaurants; and 5 bars, including a Lobby Bar and a Pool Bar. In addition, has 4 swimming pools, a fantastic U-Spa and gym.

The jewel of this hotel has to offer is its Convention Centre, the biggest and one of the best found anywhere in the Riviera Maya with capacity for up to 7,000 people.

la casa de la playa

La Casa de la Playa, Riviera Maya

Opening: December 2020

Grupo Xcaret’s second all-inclusive property will be inaugurated on December 2020 in the heart of the Mayan jungle. The five-star resort will be located halfway between Cancun and Tulum and will be for adults only.

The resort will have 63 spacious, luxurious and sophisticated suites each offering unique views of nature and featuring Mexican-designed home décor and crafts. The property will feature four restaurants.


Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

Opening: 2020

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, representing Mexico’s first and only Gourmet Inclusive® Nickelodeon resort reimagines the art of hospitality to deliver non-stop fun and entertainment for discerning guests, with one of the destination’s largest water attractions, every suite offering ocean views and private swim-ups, memorable character experiences, and world-class cuisine.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya will offer 276 oceanfront swim-up Pad Suites and Flat Suites, plus four sprawling Nickelodeon-themed signature Penthouses perched on the top floor of two modern six-story buildings. The playful and stylish Penthouses are being designed in accordance with favorite Nickelodeon content and characters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants. All four Penthouses boast infinity pool swim-up access and sky-high oceanfront views of the property’s secluded white sand beach along the Caribbean Sea.


Awakening, Riviera Maya

Opening: 2020

Located just 80 minutes away from Cancun International Airport, Awakening is located at San Manuel, a small Mayan community in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The hotel’s 365 acres of barely touched jungle embrace seven cenotes, and it aims to provide guests with the opportunity to engage in experiences that promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Awakening is made for travelers seeking extraordinary and exclusive experiences combined with what they call “barefoot luxury”. The hotel says that nature is the ultimate luxury so our version of luxury has nothing to do with marble floors and golden faucets, but revolves around providing a way to experience nature in the most fun and comfortable way possible.

Riviera Maya Mexico EDITION

Opening 2021

Riviera Maya Mexico EDITION will be the first Marriott’s Edition brand property in the region – set to rise in Kanai in Mexico’s tropical Riviera Maya resort destination.

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