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Jul 18

Paradise Found at the W Punta de Mita

As the 48th W Hotel worldwide and the 5th W Hotel in Latin America, W Hotels has announced the opening of its luxurious W Punta de Mita in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Owned by Fideicomiso Los Veneros, the new hotel is part of the multi-use oceanfront development, Los Veneros, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, and is the brand’s second hotel in Mexico, after the W Mexico City.  The W Punta de Mita is also the second Latin American W Escape – only found in ten destinations around the world, this is the W Hotel’s modern approach to staid leisure travel.

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“We are delighted to introduce our new W Escape to Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, a world-class destination for surf and sun, as we continue to grow the brand’s presence in this region. W Punta de Mita brings a playfully stylish addition to this Mexican hot spot, and we are confident that with the brand’s unique lifestyle programming and cutting-edge design it will become a must-visit destination to the new generation of jetsetters.” – Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide.


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The W Punta de Mita was designed by ASET/AOMA in collaboration with Oakland-based design firm Mister Important Design and Starwood’s award-winning design team. Inspired by the local bohemian surf culture, the design of the hotel reflects the history and culture of Mexico’s Pacific Coast through bright colorful highs and playful palettes with the blues of the bay and patterns of the indigenous Huichol people of Nayarit. With lively imagery, water and landscape features that mimic the natural surroundings, and traditional Mexican folk art, the authentic spirit of Mexico comest to life throughout the hotel’s stylish accommodations, public spaces and amenities.


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As you approach the entrance of W’s newest resort in Mexico, a bright mosaic tiled walkway, trickled with blues and greens, leads you through the spaces of the hotel. Guiding you from the Welcome area, through the “Living Room” (W’s version of a hotel lobby) , out to the WET deck (pool and outdoor lounge area) and finally over the white sand beach out to the crystal blue waters with Instagram-worthy views. Comprised of more than 750,000 individual tiles, the colors and scenes reflected in the walkway are inspired by the indigenous Huichol people and the journey of life.

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As you enter the Living Room and are greeted by W’s signature hospitality and service, the wide open area is inspired by a Palapa and the large space is anchored by the Living Room bar accented by a 450 LED light chandelier that sways in the Pacific Ocean breeze. Scattered throughout the space are long, beautifully-crafted strands of beads and small cocktail tables – perfect for sipping a welcome cocktail while listening to the sounds of the WET Deck’s house DJ.


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The hotel offers a selection of 119 stylishly designed guest villas, including one Extreme WOW Suite (the W brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite). All villas and suites feature private balconies or patios, artisanal Mexican tiled floors and headboards fashioned from either surfboards or punctured tin replicating the design found in local churches, as well as the signature W Bed and sumptuous Bliss® bath amenities.

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The villas surround the property’s natural spring-fed lake and are designed to highlight the area’s natural beauty. Each villa has a private terrace and enclosed open-roof patio perfect for natural light during the day and stargazing at night.

The 4,460 square foot, 2-bedroom Extreme WOW Suite is inspired by the Mexican Flag – the red is found in the tiles of the pool, the green in the surrounding vegetation and the white in the expansive views of the crashing waves on the beach seen from the suite’s private terrace. The center focal point of the room is the swimming pool that circles around the suite’s island-like living room and can only be accessed by a small wooden bridge above the water.


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W Punta de Mita offers five distinct dining spaces including one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world, Mesa1 – Privately situated on an island in the middle of a spring-fed lake, this “restaurant” can accommodate only one seating daily. A gastronomic experience unlike any other, guests arrive on stepping stones that emerge from the water and disappear once everyone has been seated. A massive Parota tree trunk from the local forest was repurposed to create the spectacular dining surface. The evening is then topped off with a seven-course customizable tasting menu prepared by one of W Punta de Mita’s private chefs.

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Other dining options include the Spice Market, Chevicheria beachfront dining near the WET deck, and Venazu where you’ll find all-day dining and traditional Mexican cuisine.


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Experience pure relaxation at the W Punta de Mita’s AWAY Spa, an indulgent 4,000 square foot luxury spa complete with Relaxation Dec and Therapy Pools. Enjoy non-motorized sports at the Surf Shop, or sweat it out at W’s signature FIT® state-of-the-art fitness facility. Event and meeting spaces are also available.

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And, every experience at the W Punta de Mita is highlighted by the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing guests whatever they want, whenever they want it.

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