Big news from Mexico: International hospitality group sbe has announced a major expansion plan in Mexico City calling for 10 new hotel and residential projects over the next five years, including properties under the company's Mondrian, SLS and HYDE brands. The new projects are in partnership with Mexico-based developer Be Grand, which is led by CEO Nicolas Carrancedo, and will also include over 25 restaurant and lounge concepts with brands including Carna, Katsuya, Fi'lia, Cleo, S Bar and Doheny Room.
The project will bring the first-ever Mondrian Hotel & Residences to Mexico City. Set to break ground in the first quarter of 2019 and open in 2021, the Mondrian Polanco Hotel & Residences will have 144 rooms, including 15 luxury suites and 126 branded residences. The project will also feature Katsuya, as well as another sbe culinary concept, and a soon-to-be-announced signature sbe mixology concept.
Next up will be the Mondrian Del Valle, set to debut in 2022. That Colonnier y Asociados designed tower will include 248 branded residences, and it will be set in the heart of Polanco, the main upscale district in Mexico City. Other amenities will include a signature sbe spa, a fitness center, rooftop garden ballroom and a pool deck with an 82-foot infinity pool.
New hotels under the SLS and HYDE brands were also planned, although the company did not announce any further details at this time.