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There’s a new Hilton property in the Caribbean and Latin America, and it’s a stunner. The Waldorf Astoria Cancun has opened its doors, marking the 200th property for the hotel giant in the Caribbean and Mexico. In fact, the hotel company plans to open another 100 properties in the Caribbean and Latin America over the next five years.

Stretching over 100 acres of secluded coastline, this is Hilton’s second Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Mexico. The property is nestled between Cancun and the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The resort features 173 guestrooms and suites, all of which will feature soaking tubs and breathtaking ocean views on their private balconies. The property is home to the Waldorf Astoria Spa, integrating Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients, in addition to fitness facilities, a swimming pool, a sundeck, cabanas and six dining experiences, including Malpeque, the property’s signature seafood restaurant and the all-day laid-back Brasserie Chaya.

“The opening of the elegant Waldorf Astoria Cancun and celebration of our 200th hotel milestone in the Caribbean and Latin America is a testament to Hilton’s commitment in the region and the strength of our industry-leading brands to meet our guests’ ever-evolving needs in the destinations where they want to travel,” said Juan Corvinos, sr. v.p., development, architecture and construction, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton, in a press release statement. “Since opening our first hotel in the region in 1949, the renowned Caribe Hilton, we have remained steadfast in our expansion efforts, made possible thanks to the unwavering dedication of our development team, the strength and confidence of our owners and operating partners, and the hospitality and friendly service of our exceptional hotel team members.” 

Accommodations at the Waldorf Astoria Cancun. (Photo by Victor Elias Photography)

Much of the company’s expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America has taken place in the last decade, with 75 percent of the current portfolio of hotels added. This accelerated growth led to the company opening its 100th hotel in Latin America, Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, in 2017.

Hilton’s 200th milestone

The hotel giant’s properties in the Caribbean and Latin America encompass more than 36,000 rooms, representing more than 10 percent of the company’s portfolio outside of the United States. The company’s regional presence extends into 28 countries and nearly all of Hilton’s 18 brands are present in the region—Tru by Hilton debuted earlier this year with the opening of Tru by Hilton Criciuma in Brazil, and Motto by Hilton premiered with the recently opened Motto by Hilton Tulum in Mexico. Additional highlights in 2022 that helped pave the way to the 200th milestone include the openings of Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya and Hilton’s largest resort in the Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive ResortHilton Porto Alegre in Brazil; Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the first international hotel brand in the Galapagos Islands; Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton in Costa Rica; and Rok Hotel Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, marking both Hilton’s return to Jamaica’s capital and the Tapestry Collection brand’s first hotel in the Caribbean. 

Looking ahead, the company has more than 100 hotels in the pipeline in various stages of design and construction, with five additional properties expected to open before the end of the year.  

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