Commune Hotels & Resorts’ Thompson Hotels brand unveiled plans to open two properties in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: a 92-key hotel bearing the Thompson name, and an oceanfront beach house located a few blocks away. Mexico City-based architecture firm GFA and designers Niz + Chauvet teamed to create a 1950s-inspired aesthetic for the new properties.
The designs of the properties will be influenced by their locations, mixed with mid-century Mexican accents and geometric patterns. These will also incorporate elements like light-washed concrete and Mexican marble. Guestrooms and public spaces will have custom furniture handcrafted in Mexico. White-washed panels, indigenous stone, hand-pressed tiles and original art will also be integrated into the property’s guestroom design.
The main building’s 30,000-square-foot rooftop will have an infinity pool with in-water loungers flanked by cabanas, as well as a dining and nightlife venue, CATCH. It will mark New York-based EMM Group’s first outpost for the concept in the country. The space will similarly have an outdoor terrace piped with soft lighting.
The rooftop will also be landscaped, and will have a chef’s garden and a living wall. A retail component is also planned for the main hotel.
Slated to open early next year is the bohemian-inspired Beach House concept, which will house 27 guestrooms and suites, each with its own terrace. A beachfront pool, cabanas and a casual restaurant and bar are also in the plans.
The properties are owned by Thor Urbana Capital and will be managed by San Francisco-based hotel company Commune.