The Ritz-Carlton to open on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Desarrolladora Arca will open the The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Riviera Maya, marking the brand's entry into Mexico's Caribbean coast. Sales and construction will begin this year and the first phase of the community is expected to debut in 2026 with 29 completed residences and The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya.

The hotel and residences are easily accessible from two international airports, situated in 220 acres of tropical canopies, dense mangroves and views of the Caribbean Sea and Yucatan coastline. The site has 1,600 feet of private crescent-shaped shoreline for swimming, reef snorkeling, paddleboarding and other ocean pursuits. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Riviera Maya will be comprised of 127 furnished residences with prices starting from $1.824 million. 

"The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Riviera Maya and The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya will mark the destination's first hotel and residences from the brand, and we are proud pioneers in leading the way to introduce an unparalleled offering at this level of sophistication," Desarrolladora Arca President Gregorio Galicot said in a statement. "The Ritz-Carlton is the perfect choice for us, blending its renowned Ritz-Carlton standards with the distinctive charm of Riviera Maya."

"We are honored to collaborate with Desarrolladora Arca to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to life on Mexico's Caribbean coast, a key destination and market for us," added Sarah Khalifa, VP, mixed-use development, Marriott International. "We are excited to introduce a fresh and inspired path in luxury for the brand. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Riviera Maya and The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya will be a flagship addition to our portfolio, setting a new benchmark for hospitality in the region, and we look forward to welcoming our esteemed owners and guests upon opening."

The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya will have luxury resort amenities, diverse programming and recreational opportunities, according to Marriott. The property will have 300 rooms and suites, along with an array of upscale features and facilities, including four swimming pools and The Lagoon—a family-friendly swimming and splash-play area. The Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya will also introduce The Spa, Kids Club, Teens Club, and The Racquet Club, which has professional tennis and pickleball courts.