IHG Hotels Outlines Major Expansion in Mexico, LatAm & Caribbean

IHG Hotels & Resorts heats up in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean with new hotel openings and upcoming debuts across its luxury and lifestyle brands.

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The InterContinental Hotel, Boston

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IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a major expansion in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean (MLAC).  With five openings to date in 2024 and 32 properties currently in the regional pipeline, IHG is expected to more than double its MLAC luxury and lifestyle presence in the coming years.

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Leanne Harwood, SVP, Managing Director for Luxury & Lifestyle Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts

Leanne Harwood, SVP, managing director for luxury & lifestyle Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “The significant expansion of our luxury and lifestyle portfolio across the Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean markets demonstrates our brands continue to not only be in demand, but are also embraced for their distinct offerings. From spectacular retreats at Six Senses and storied heritage at InterContinental to laid-back luxury at Kimpton, boutique neighborhood settings at Hotel Indigo and one-of-a-kind stays at Vignette Collection, each one opens the door to more destinations than ever before.”

IHG’s latest and upcoming openings in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean include a rich blend of sought-after destinations, meticulously designed resort oases and unique urban experiences for both leisure and business travelers.

Six Senses

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Six Senses, Ibiza

Six Senses  made its highly anticipated debut in the region this April with the opening of Six Senses La Sagesse in Grenada. Six Senses is poised to continue its thoughtful expansion in the region with the forthcoming Six Senses Grand Bahama and Six Senses Xala, both expected to open by 2026.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

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InterContinental Hotel Barclay, New York

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has the largest presence amongst the luxury and lifestyle portfolio in MLAC with 20 open properties. In Spring 2023, the brand celebrated the opening of InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Nature Spa. IHG has now announced it will open the 293-room InterContinental Presidente Monterrey in Mexico with longstanding partner Grupo Presidente in the second half of 2024.  Looking further ahead, the InterContinental Grenada Resort is projected to open in 2025.

Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

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Kimpton Hotel, Los Angeles

IHG's Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand will also continue its growth in MLAC following the opening of Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa in Fall 2023. Demonstrating a strong start to 2024, the boutique luxury brand debuted Kimpton Virgilio in Mexico City’s vibrant Polanquito neighborhood in February, followed in April by Kimpton Mas Olas Resort & Spa in the charming coastal town of Todos Santos on Mexico’s Baja Sur peninsula. Early this summer, it is slated to open the 130-room Kimpton Las Mercedes, located in the Dominican Republic’s bustling Santo Domingo, in partnership with Iberostar Group. The brand is also set to unveil its first all-inclusive beachfront resort, Kimpton Tres Ríos Riviera Maya, before year’s end. 

Vignette Collection

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The Vignette Hotel, Bangkok

Vignette Collection, IHG’s newest luxury and lifestyle brand that debuted in 2021, is also expanding in the region. Representing the brand’s first signing in both Mexico and within the Americas, El Gran Encomendero in the Yucatán Peninsula will become the first branded hotel in the historic town of Valladolid. Expected to open in 2025, the 83-room property is set within an on-the-rise destination for international leisure travel, business events and weddings. Valladolid recently received the coveted “Magical Towns” designation from the Mexican Ministry of Tourism for its efforts to protect and preserve cultural wealth.

Hotel Indigo

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The Indigo, Los Angeles

Earlier this month, the fast-growing lifestyle brand revealed the much-anticipated Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman on Grand Cayman’s famed Seven Mile Beach. The property has 282 exceptional water view guest rooms, multi-concept dining including one of the island’s only rooftop lounges, elevated pool and beachside experiences, and abundant event spaces for the local community and visiting guests to enjoy. This opening in the region follows that of Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortés, nestled between the Sea of Cortez and La Paz Bay in Mexico, in January and precedes Hotel Indigo Tijuana, which is expected to open later this year.

Further demonstrating IHG’s strategic focus and investment in luxury and lifestyle in the region, three milestone signings were recently announced in Turks & Caicos for InterContinental, Kimpton and Hotel Indigo. Set on Turks & Caicos’ picturesque Grace Bay, the resorts will mark IHG’s debut on the  Caribbean island and are all poised to open by 2027.

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