Cancun, Q.R. — The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cancun is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an expansion project that will include towers of luxury residential homes.
The Ritz Carlton Cancun hotel, the first of the company’s luxury chain to open outside the US, is celebrating 25 years in Cancun with a total of five residential towers.
The official announcement was made by Yucatan businessman and and hotel owner, Enrique Molina Sobrino. He says the Ritz Carlton Residences project is already in the final processing phase and that next year, they anticipate the beginning of the construction of their luxury residential towers.
“There will be five towers in total, but first let’s do two. It is a project of more than $200 million USD,” explained Molina Sobrino.
The new residences will be for sale for families looking to live near the sea, but with the characteristic style of the luxury hotel chain. The maintenance and cleaning will be the responsibility of the hotel.
Enrique Molina indicated that the key to the success of Ritz Carlton Cancun is the maximum care of the facilities and the detailed attention of the service provided by the “ladies and gentlemen” who work in it.
He added that they are in the last phase of renovation of the restaurant Fantino, considered one of the best of the Ritz Carton chain, explaining that they are also adapting the eighth floor so that families can live with their children.
The Yucatecan businessman recalls that after a long process to convince owners of the Ritz-Carlton brand to accept the Cancun hotel, it became the spearhead of the chain’s expansion project in the Caribbean and Europe.
“It was very difficult because they already had between 8 or 9 hotels in the main cities of the United States, but they did not have one of beach tourism. This was the first hotel of the Ritz Carlton outside the United States and that’s why they began developing other hotels,” he explained.
Molina recalled that a US hotelier told him 25 years ago that it was very difficult to develop a project in Mexico because he could not offer a quality service with the Ritz-Carlton standards.
“I replied that almost all of the waiters and some employees were Latinos, Mexicans. We have the best people, the most noble and hardworking. All they need is training,” he said.
The first two luxury towers of the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Cancun will each host 100 residences.
Last year, the Ritz-Carlton brand announced they would begin offering seven to 10-day personalized cruises on luxury yachts. The itineraries are to include seasonal stops in the Mediterranean, northern Europe and the Caribbean which will likely include the island of Cozumel.
In January of this year, the Ritz-Carlton Cancun was rated among the top luxury hotels in Mexico by TripAdvisor travellers.