Thompson is ‘Anything But Ordinary’ in Playa del Carmen
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Maintaining an “anything but ordinary” approach to its distinctive portfolio, Thompson Hotels debuted its second Mexico property with an anticipated, yet unpredictable twist. Rolling out just a few blocks away each other in locations with totally different vibes, Thompson Playa del Carmen hit lively La Quinta Avenida with a 92-room hotel in November 2015 and the 27-room “intimate, bohemian style” Beach House in February.
The luxury lifestyle hotel experience shines with dual vibes. While honoring Playa del Carmen’s historic legacy, both properties feature Thompson’s signature design, nightlife and trendy culinary concepts. Architecture firms Sejio Peon and AS Arquitectura collaborated with designers Niz + Chauvet to create a glamorous 1950s-inspired Mexican retreat.
This summer, guests will be saying “Salud!” with Thompson Playa del Carmen’s “Lift Your Spirits” package that includes a tequila welcome amenity plus a $100 beverage credit. Your clients can splurge on libations at the main hotel’s rooftop CATCH and Cinco, or C Grill at the oceanfront Beach House. The package currently has no expiration date.
But advise your clients to hop on this special offer since is could disappear at any time.
Distinctive, Tasteful Options
Located amid Playa’s two-mile pedestrian-only La Quinta Avenida shopping thoroughfare and Calle 12 nightlife strip, Thompson’s main hotel is crowned by the first Mexican outpost of CATCH. Other highlights include authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine at Cinco, plus an infinity pool with in-water loungers and island perches.
Post-dinner, CATCH transforms into a dance party atmosphere thanks to its DJ setting plus local talent performances unveiling beneath the stars. Be sure to hype CATCH’s 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and downtown Playa.
Within seven room categories, most accommodations feature terraces, plus bars stocked with local craft beer and native spirits. The property’s signature Thompson Suites indulge with outdoor fire pits and stone surface hot tubs.
A few blocks away, the oceanfront Beach House pampers with 27 luxury accommodations that include nine guest rooms and 18 suites with private balconies and ocean views. Other perks include private check-in, private cabanas, a beachfront restaurant, oceanfront lounge, and seaside activities that run the gamut from stand-up paddleboarding, diving, beachfront yoga, boot camp and complimentary bicycles.
Eateries at both properties are graced with Executive Chef Pedro Abascal at the helm. For an uber-exclusive culinary adventure, recommend that your clients experience Privada House, a chef-hosted social fare affair allowing guests to witness and learn about the chef’s cuisine and how his team prepares it. Expect fresh catch pairings with exclusive wines that are produced from grapes grown in Chef Pedro’s personal vineyard.
Weekly events include homemade sangria workshops, oyster shuckings with tastings and make-your-own ceviche classes. Other options include VIP cabana packages geared to bachelor/bachelorette parties and family reunions.
Room rates are from $249 nightly at Thompson Playa del Carmen’s main hotel and $329 nightly at the Beach House. For reservations, visit thompsonhotels.com/hotels/Thompson-playa-del-carmen or call (844) 823-8100.
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