sbe’s SLS Cancun Hotel Opens in Mexico

Main Photo: The SLS Cancun – imagined

Date: February 2021

Location: Novo Cancun, Mexico

Name: The SLS Cancun

No. of Keys: 45

Seller: TBA

Buyer: sbe today announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to Mexico with the opening of SLS Cancun located in the heart of Novo Cancun. Developed in partnership with the Related Group – along with leading Mexican developers Inmobilia and U-Calli – the new property marks the sixth SLS hotel, with 17 additional properties planned globally, including SLS Dubai and SLS Puerto Madero. The property is one of eleven projects sbe has developed with its valued long-term partner the Related Group and its CEO and Founder, Jorge M. Perez.

“We look forward to launching this exceptional property in partnership with Related Group and Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe to deliver the unmatched quality and style of the SLS name to one of the world’s most luxurious tropical getaways,” said Chadi Farhat, sbe’s Chief Operating Officer. “The exciting opening of SLS Cancun will establish a new luxury and leisure retreat in yet another world-class destination and guests will enjoy the innovative, experiential, and stylish amenities they have come to expect from the premier SLS portfolio.”

“SLS Cancun is the result of organisations at the pinnacle of their respective industries working towards a single collective vision,” said Jon Paul Pérez, President of Related Group. “With one of the world’s most stunning destinations as its backdrop, SLS Cancun offers world-class design, unmatched lifestyle offerings and bespoke services leagues beyond any of its competitors. The property ushers in a new era for hospitality in the region and we couldn’t be any prouder to have been a part of this incredible team.” SLS Cancun will open as an evocative, restorative, and experience-driven tropical retreat on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

The 45-room property, designed in the sophisticated and elegant Italian style of Piero Lissoni and set against the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, will boast a master-planned community focused on recreation and restoration. World-class hotel operator Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe will oversee the property.”

“SLS Cancun takes one of the world’s great getaways and pushes it to the next level,” said Carlos Ancira, Chairman & President at Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe. “No matter whether guests are looking to relax on the white-sand beaches, enjoy the diverse shopping options or something else entirely, SLS Cancun offers something for everyone.”

The introduction of the SLS brand to Mexico follows Accor’s global expansion of its luxury and premium lifestyle portfolio as part of it’s recent acquisition of sbe’s hotel brands.

Key features and amenities include 250 metres of beachfront, a beach club and marina, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, over 100 stores and boutiques, 16 cinemas, and now the unmatched wellness services of SLS Hotels. Ciel Spa’s expert specialists will provide unparalleled luxury spa treatments, including endermologie, massages, and anti-aging facials, across its four indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Guests will also enjoy renowned Chef Jose Icardi’s imaginative Argentinian fusion cuisine at Leynia, one of the property’s innovative culinary offerings. Guests will have access to the property’s Lincoln house car program which offers Lincoln Navigators for transportation to and from locations in close proximity to the hotel. This marks sbe and Accor’s first international partnership with Lincoln, as the brands collaborate on over 10 properties in the US. The General Manager of the hotel is Veronika Dóra Kecskés, who has joined after tenures at luxury properties including the KASA Hotel Collection, Senses Riviera Maya, Nizuc Resort, and Rosewood Mayakoba.

Architect and designer Piero Lissoni said, “This hotel is like a cocktail. We’ve incorporated a few different ingredients: mixing the local culture together with that of America and Europe. And we’ve bound the style of the latter to that of Mexico – the light and the presence of art works, antiques and local craftsmanship dialogue with those of other worlds. And I think we’ve come up with a cocktail that’s particularly interesting.”

THPT Comment: So no hanging around for sbe, under Accor’s ownership….this sounds like an interesting property, with more retail and cinemas than rooms.

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