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Hotel Occupancy Projections Reportedly on the Rise in Key Mexican Destinations



Recent data suggests hotel occupancy projections for several key Mexican tourist destinations are positive for 2020.

According to, at least 13 hotels are expected to open this year in Cancun, Playa Mujeres, Riviera Maya and Puerto Morelos, which will combine for an additional 5,400-plus rooms available for leisure or business trips.

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When the new and overhauled properties debut in 2020, Riviera Maya would have a total of 49,273 rooms and an occupancy rate of 77.9 percent, while Cancun would boast 35,937 rooms and an occupancy rate of 76.7 percent.

Playa Mujeres would grow to 7,631 rooms and an occupancy rate of 77.7 percent, and Puerto Morelos would reach 6,291 rooms and an occupancy of 75.1 percent. The positive hotel occupancy projections in Mexico come despite the forecasted slowdown of the economy in the United States in 2020.

Some of the Mexican hotels expected to open in 2020 include the 174-room Hilton Canopy in Cancun, the revamped 1,200-room Planet Hollywood in Playa Mujeres, the 1,044-room Senator in Puerto Morelos, the 850-room Barcelo Maya Riviera in Puerto Aventuras and more.

In a report from in December, Cancun’s hotel occupancy rates for the first quarter of 2020 are being forecast at 82 percent.

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