MEXICO CITY - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. confirmed plans to open its first hotel in Mexico City in 2019. The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City is developed jointly with Thor Urbana, GFa and Heldan Hotels & Resorts. The hotel marks a significant milestone for Ritz-Carlton development in the Caribbean and Latin America, representing its entree into one of the region’s most prominent capital cities.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Thor Urbana, GFa, and Heldan Hotels & Resorts to expand our presence in the Caribbean and Latin America, particularly in Mexico City - an epicenter of commerce and culture,” said Herve Humler, President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton. “Mexico remains one of the largest and most important international markets for our company, and we are confident that our legendary Ritz-Carlton service and culture is a perfect match for this vibrant, exciting destination.”
“The hotel will be a very exclusive part of the Chapultepec Uno mixed use project, which is located where Avenida Reforma and Circuito Interior meet, in the heart of the city’s financial center,” stated Jaime Fasja, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Thor Urbana. Once completed, the stunning structure will include 58 floors and 1.1 million square feet of construction, rendering it one of the tallest buildings in the city. T69 is the developer of the Chapultepec Uno project and Taller G, the renowned firm in charge of the conceptual design of the residential and business areas of the development.
When opened in 2019, The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City, will occupy floors 35-47 of the tower, featuring unobstructed views of the city’s Chapultepec Forrest and the Chapultepec Castle. The hotel will include Ritz-Carlton’s luxury amenities such as a Club Lounge and a signature spa, among others. Additionally, this tower will have over 300,000 square feet of class A office space and luxury apartments.
“Mexico City is the most important economic, industrial and cultural center of the country,” said Elias Fasja, CEO of GFa. “We are so proud to be a part of this extraordinary project that we know will be a significant addition to the city.”
“Mexico remains one of the most significant countries for business and leisure travel within the Caribbean and Latin America region, along with inbound travel to the United States,” said Gabriel Helfon, CEO of Heldan Hotels & Resorts. “This project will play a helpful role in the continued emergence and success of Mexico City as a leading international destination.”
Recently named by highly reputed London-based consultancy, Luxury Branding, as the world’s most popular luxury hotel brand, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. currently offers a collection of seven luxury hotels throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. The Ritz-Carlton portfolio currently includes over 90 hotels around the world.