W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of W Panama, the first W in Central America. Located in one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the region, Panama City, the new hotel towers above the heart of the business district within the ultra-modern, 50-floor Evolution Tower on Calle 50. The bold and vibrant design of W Panama, under the ownership of Evolution Tower Corp., blends centuries of history and culture with the nearby tropical paradise and trendy metropolitan spirit of Panama City.
Surrounded by mangroves on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, Chablé Maroma is a five-star beach resort set between a tropical jungle and the sparkling sands of Maroma Beach. Scheduled to debut fall 2018, the luxury resort will feature 70 spacious suites, each with its own private pool and outdoor terrace, as well as more than 650 feet of private beach offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of Riviera Maya.
Renowned hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group today announced the development of three new hotels in Mexico and Central America: Unscripted Tulum, Unscripted Belize, and Dream Belize. The signings represent a major milestone for Dream Hotel Group, positioning them as international hospitality leaders and paving the way for new growth in the Mexico and Belize region.
The winners of the 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony on Sunday, February 25. The World Spa & Wellness Awards, a black-tie event held at the Tobacco Dock events venue in East London, honours hotels and resort spas, and wellness destinations, around the world.
The 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards winners are:
Hilton announced plans to welcome the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the global hospitality company’s growing portfolio in Mexico. Developed by Parks Hospitality and set to open in 2021, the neighboring properties will feature distinct characteristics and amenities across 100 acres of Caribbean beachfront.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, which will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies. The resort will be situated on 132 spectacular oceanfront acres along Half Moon Bay, which is internationally lauded as one of the world’s most spectacular beaches. The former Half Moon Bay Hotel was established in the 1950’s, and for decades was a sought-after vacation destination and resort playground for the international jet set.
Designed to rejuvenate and refresh one’s well-being, six new duplex Wellness Suites at Grand Velas Los Cabos are now available inclusive of a dedicated fitness loft, private training, personal wellness concierge, healthy minibar, in-suite juicing, and more.
Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas debut in South America Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in Brazil opens mid-2018
Offering an exciting new gateway to South America, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon debut its authentic luxury in Brazil with the opening of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in mid 2018.
Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a breathtaking beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline. Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences.
Radisson Blu, one of the world’s leading brands driven by innovation and design, today announced the opening of Radisson Blu Acqua Hotel & Spa Concon. Formerly Radisson Acqua Hotel & Spa Concon, the hotel recently completed a $2.5 million renovation giving a new and refreshed look to the guest rooms, terrace, restaurant and sp.
The new resort enhances Cartagena’s elegance featuring three pools, a golf course, seven dining outlets and fitness center.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s smart luxury hotel brand, today announces the opening of Conrad Cartagena, the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America. The oceanfront oasis on the north side of the iconic Walled City welcomes guests to the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
The latest project to be announced, with a setting that offers exceptional natural beauty and out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences, is Six Senses Formosa Bay in Brazil.
Located at Baia Formosa, which translates to Beautiful Bay, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, it is the most eastern territory of Brazil and the country’s closest point to Europe. The extraordinary site, which is a part of the Eco Estrela Project, features almost 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and covers an area of 6,350 acres (2,570 hectares). It was home to a former coconut plantation which shared the land with prolific mangroves through which guests can navigate by boat. Ongoing development of additional freshwater canals and lakes will enhance the experience and also provide opportunities for a raft of water activities.
Hilton announces the expansion of its Latin American footprint with new deals signed in Central America. Now, Hilton boasts a pipeline of nine hotels across five countries in Central America, representing five of Hilton’s world-class brands: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn by Hilton.