Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is to expand its footprint in Mexico with the opening of Rosewood Mandarina.
The addition was announced at ILTM and when the hotel opens in 2019, the resort in Riviera Nayarit, 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta international airport, will be the group’s fifth property in the country.
Rosewood Mandarina will offer 130 keys and three restaurants, and is being developed with RLH Properties, whose chairman Allen Sangines-Krause said the project “will become one of the best resorts in Mexico”.
The company also owns 66.7% of the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City and a 30-hectare lot in the Nayarit Rivera where, along with the Rosewood, it is also developing the One&Only Mandarina Hotel.
In addition to Rosewood Mayakoba, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Rosewood is also working on Rosewood Puebla, slated to open in 2017, 75 miles from Mexico City.
The group currently has 18 hotels and hopes to double the number of properties in operation by 2020. Its 18 projects under development include Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hong Kong, Luang Prabang – which will include tented accommodations and a hospitality school for locals – and Phuket, where a new wellness concept for the brand will also be revealed.
Brett Perkins, corporate director of communications, said: “2017 will be the year you see Rosewood become a truly global brand.”