Thompson Hotels set to enter Playa del Carmen market

Mexico: Commune Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a Thompson hotel in Playa del Carmen.

The property will be part of a mixed-use project by Mexican developer Thor Urbana and will be known as the Thompson Playa del Carmen. It will occupy two locations in the centre of Playa and will feature 125 rooms and suites, a rooftop pool and a spa.

It will be Commune’s second project in Mexico, joining Thompson Los Cabos which is currently under development.

The overall development – which will total more than 300,000 square feet – will include retail, cafes, and restaurants in the heart of Playa’s 5th Avenue.

Joseph Sitt, chairman of Thor Urbana, said: “Mexico is one of the hottest markets in Latin America. A combination of both economic and demographic growth, as well as an ambitious reform agenda that is expected to improve education, increase competitiveness, and open the energy sector to private foreign investment, will be very beneficial to Mexico’s mid- and long-term economic growth.”

Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, said: “This project is a powerful combination of luxury hotel, sophisticated nightlife, and well-curated retail and dining in the most privileged location in downtown Playa del Carmen. This deal marks our ongoing expansion into resort areas and the growing presence of Thompson-branded lifestyle hotels in Mexico and throughout Latin America. We are honoured to partner with Thor Urbana to bring a fresh, innovative concept to Playa del Carmen that will be compelling to locals and visitors alike.”

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