Thompson Hotels to Open Second Mexico Property in Playa del Carmen

Thompson Playa del Carmen - Mexico- Rooftop

Thompson Hotels will open its second Mexico hotel, Thompson Playa del Carmen, in Mexico's Riviera Maya region this fall, it announced yesterday.

"Thompson Playa del Carmen marks the much-anticipated expansion of Thompson Hotels in Mexico, after the recent unveiling of our first property in the country, The Cape in Cabo San Lucas," said Niki Leondakis, CEO of Thompson parent company Commune Hotels & Resorts. "Riviera Maya is a culturally and ecologically rich destination with an authentic Mexican charm. Our mission for Thompson Playa del Carmen is to celebrate the vibrancy of the region, while introducing a completely new lifestyle experience for locals and visitors that seamlessly blends the urban, downtown culture of Playa with a laid-back, Caribbean seaside escape."

Located on La Quinta Avenida -- Playa's two-mile, pedestrian-only thoroughfare -- the property will actually have two locations: a centrally-located main hotel and an intimate oceanfront "Beach House" a five-minute walk away. The main hotel will have 92 guest rooms and a 30,000-square-foot rooftop with an infinity pool and a sea-to-table dining and nightlife concept, the first Mexican outpost of New York-based CATCH. The Beach House, meanwhile, will have 27 rooms and suites, a beachfront pool, and a casual restaurant and bar.

"Thompson Playa del Carmen will be the only hotel in Playa with both a central La Quinta Avenida downtown location, as well as a beachfront retreat," General Manager Julian Smaldoni said in a statement. "As the only hotel in Riviera Maya offering two experiences, guests will have the option to sip signature cocktails by the rooftop pool and dance the night away at CATCH, or find Zen with oceanfront yoga and enjoy the privacy of the nearby Beach House."

Thompson Playa del Carmen is scheduled to open in early 2016.

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