Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán Beach Resort, the seaside town’s first five-star resort, has started a $26.5 million renovation. Construction on both sections of the hotel is scheduled to be completed by November 2019.
Located along the famous Zona Dorada, or “Golden Zone’’ of Mazatlan, the original Pueblo Bonito (“Beautiful Village”) hotel opened 30 years ago, launching one of the most successful resort brands in Mexico.
Each element of the property – including guest suites, restaurants, lobby, pools and façade – are being updated during an extensive two-phase process. At least half the resort will remain open throughout the renovation.
The hotel’s two sections, each with their own environments and amenities (pools and restaurants), will maintain their distinctive character.
“We are very excited to undertake this major renovation, which will polish this gem of the Pueblo Bonito Resorts collection, while retaining its old-world charm that our guests have come to appreciate over the past 30 years,” said Alberto Coppel, CEO, Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts.
Coppel said the upgrades will take advantage of the hotel’s beachfront setting, and will include additions of a new beachfront infinity pool in one wing, and a ¨beach terrace¨ with fire pits and shaded areas in a beachfront environment in the other wing.
The main lobby of the hotel will be remodeled and expanded to provide a spectacular sense of arrival. The appearance of all existing guest suites will be completely updated and renovated, with new finishes and furniture.
Vintage historic black and white photographs celebrating the history of the European architectural influence and iconic fishing industry of the region will grace the walls, while textured artwork will reinforce a more curated art collection. Hand-painted Mexican concrete tiles further enhance an authentic sense of place.
Each of the hotel’s four restaurants and bars will be redesigned and updated to feature more contemporary styles, as well as increased seating capacity for diners and patrons.
A new ballroom will also be added to the hotel’s amenities, which will have the capacity to accommodate events and functions for up to 350 people.