Riviera Nayarit Celebrates Record-Breaking 2018

Mexico’s most luxurious destination reports continued growth, increased occupancy and exciting new developments for 2019 and beyond.
Riviera Nayarit proudly announces a successful 2018 with average occupancy rates of 75 percent throughout the year and growth among relevant segments. In 2018, tourism remained a driving force behind the destination’s economy representing more than $1.6 billion (USD) in revenue.

Riviera Nayarit maintained strong hotel occupancy throughout the year, peaking at 91 percent in February, the destination’s high season. Four- and five-star properties performed particularly well with occupancy averaging approximately 65 percent in 2018, and a year over year increase in luxury inventory of nearly 5 percent; furthermore, luxury property rates grew by more than 20 percent in 2018 due to market demands. The markets that generated the most demand for Riviera Nayarit were the United States, Canada and the domestic Mexico market. The fastest growing markets in 2018 included the United Kingdom, Colombia, Argentina, Spain and Brazil.

“2018 marked a stellar year in Riviera Nayarit’s 12-year history. The destination’s success and rapid growth can be attributed to a variety of factors including our versatile hospitality landscape, strong connectivity from most major cities throughout the world and authentic appeal to multiple segments including luxury seekers, nature enthusiasts and groups of all sizes and occasions,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau

The destination expects to continue evolving and capturing the attention of discerning travelers from around the world in 2019 and beyond with major developments including:

  • 2019

In 2019, Riviera Nayarit will expand its hospitality inventory with the addition of 140 suites from Grand Sirenis Matlali, expected to complete the second stage of the luxury beachfront development;  Marival Resorts will open its third property Marival Armony Punta de Mita featuring more than 260 guest rooms; a 300-room Iberostar property in Litibu; the completion of Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ renovation and reflagging of the former La Tranquila Resort, to be dubbed, Conrad Playa Mita, is also expected to launch this year; finally Four SeasonsResort Punta Mita, currently in the midst of a four-year, $30 million enhancement project is scheduled for completion in 2019. The Four Seasons Punta Mita is also eager to unveil a new on-property, dining destination, Dos Catrinas, offering seating for nearly 300 guests and featuring modern décor to compliment an authentic, culturally-rich menu.

  • 2020

Looking even further ahead in Riviera Nayarit’s bright future, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will debut Rosewood Mandarina featuring 130 guest rooms, suites, villas and common areas featuring décor and design inspired by local indigenous Huichol and Cora culture. In 2020, One & Only Mandarina will house one of the world’s first One & Only residence collections, One & Only Mandarina Private Homes. In addition to welcoming the world-class Mandarina Polo and Equestrian next year, Riviera Nayarit will also set the stage for unforgettable vacation experiences thanks to AMResorts’ Dreams Punta de Mita Resort & Spa and Secrets Punta de Mita Resort & Spa, and the ultra-luxurious Auberge Resorts Collection property, Susurros del Corazon in 2020.