It was just a couple of days ago that we reported Marriott was opening the world’s first Luxury Collection all-inclusive adult-only resort. And now IHG is getting into the act, with their first all-inclusive resort under the Kimpton brand.
The resort, Kimpton Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park, is scheduled to open in early 2024 and will be in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The Kimpton brand was founded in 1981, and was the largest chain of boutique hotels in the U.S. by 2011. It was purchased by IHG for $430 million (in cash!) and added to their portfolio in 2015.
The “Tres Ríos” (Three Rivers) part of Kimpton Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park stems from the three freshwater rivers that flow through the Tres Ríos Nature Park’s 326 acres of well-preserved tropical forest. The park will offer over 90 species of animals and 120 species of plants. As one of the area’s privately owned natural treasures, Tres Ríos is governed by strict environmental regulations for sustainable tourism.
Rather than building from scratch, this addition will be a buyout of an established hotel that was originally built in 2008. However, the hotel will feature more than just a rebrand to turn it into an award-winning, eco-friendly resort. There will be an interior renovation of its 255 guestrooms, suites and villas. When it opens in 2024, the resort will feature 11 unique culinary concepts, five swimming pools, private beach access, a world-class spa, a fitness center and several family-friendly facilities, including a Kids Club and water activities. There will also be a total of 26,200 square feet of meetings and events space across 12 rooms.
“This development is a testament to Kimpton’s continued growth and broad resonance,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino. “We couldn’t have found better partners than Sunset World and Playa Hotels & Resorts to bring our first all-inclusive resort to life, and believe our special brand of boutique hospitality will translate perfectly in this renowned part of Mexico.”