Lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels will debut its newest resort in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, later this year, following a repositioning and extensive redesign.
Located along the Playa La Ropa beach on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Thompson Zihuatanejo will have 54 suites, multiple dining options and pools, all inspired by its surroundings.
“We are expanding our Thompson resort portfolio to a new region of Mexico after the success of our Thompson hotels in both Cabo San Lucas and Playa del Carmen,” said Jamie Sabatier, CEO of Two Roads Hospitality, in a statement. “The opening of Thompson Zihuatanejo will bring a new urban resort experience to the area, while still honoring the deep traditions and laid-back lifestyle of this quaint fishing village.”
Conceptualized by Thompson Hotels’ design team in partnership with local interior design company Andres Saavedra Design, Thompson Zihuatanejo is one of the area’s only beachfront properties, located on a secluded stretch of coastline along a protected bay. The resort’s suite accommodations all have separate living areas and private balconies or terraces, balancing traditional Mexican architecture and mid-century modern design. Premium suite types include two Lagoon Penthouse Suites, one Thompson Suite, and 11 swim-up suites with direct access to an exclusive pool. Most suites will include private infinity plunge pools, with many located along the property’s freshwater lagoon or offering ocean views.
Features throughout the resort include Parota furnishings with brass details, handwoven Mexican rugs and traditional mosaic tiles, local stone finishes, Oaxacan clay light fixtures, and artisanal accents throughout the public spaces and guestrooms. A sculpture created by a local Mexican artist made of wood and molten brass native to the region will greet guests upon arrival, and a selection of contemporary artwork also will add pops of color to the guestrooms.
Thompson Zihuatanejo will have three pools, including an adults-only, oceanfront infinity pool, a family-friendly option with swim-up bar, and a pool offered exclusively for guests staying in swim-up suites.
For events, Thompson Zihuatanejo will have premier oceanfront event space to accommodate outdoor functions and weddings for up to 200 guests. El Jardin, an outdoor garden area, can additionally accommodate receptions and social gatherings for up to 180 persons, while two meeting rooms can host groups of 12-50 attendees.