Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel and resort brand of Hilton, has opened Waldorf Astoria Cancun, a 173-room luxury hotel in Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

This is Hilton’s 200th hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America as well as Waldorf Astoria’s first hotel in the Mexican Caribbean and second in Mexico.

Hilton Americas executive vice president and president Danny Hughes said: “The opening of the newly built Waldorf Astoria Cancun marks an important milestone for Hilton, as we continue our rapid expansion in Mexico.

“Over the past year, we’ve landed in the Yucatan Peninsula in a big way, with six new hotels from Tulum to Cancun and are thrilled to have done so with incredible owners and team members in one of the most sought-after destinations.”

Waldorf Astoria Cancun is managed by Hilton while it is owned by Parks Hospitality Holdings (PPH).

Situated 10 miles from the airport, Waldorf Astoria Cancun is located on 100 acres of Mayan coastline.

The hotel, which has been designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, has a mix of Mexican heritage and contemporary sophistication.

The 173 rooms and suites feature private balconies, soaking tubs and provide ocean views.

The property’s 34 suites have entertainment spaces including a living area, dining table, and connecting guest rooms, while the oceanfront one-bedroom presidential suite features a dining area with seating for ten, a pool table, a library and screening room for relaxing, with multiple balconies and two plunge pools.

It has five food and beverage venues – the chic Peacock Alley Lounge, signature restaurant Malpeque, all-day brasserie Chaya, Mexican restaurant JA’O, and Pool Bar.

With over 40,000ft2, the spa includes 21 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a salon, sauna, extensive thermal area, outdoor spa pool and garden, and relaxation lounges.

The hotel offers over 68,000ft2 of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including a key and junior ballroom and 12 meeting spaces spanning over two floors.