AMResorts plans to open its first Dreams Resorts & Spa branded property in the Mexican seaside city of Mazatlán, also known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”
The Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlán will have an investment of over 70 million dollars and be located in Estrella del Mar, private gated golf and residential community on a stretch of over 900 acres with 3.5 miles of secluded beachfront.
“Mexico remains a cornerstone of Apple Leisure Group’s global expansion strategy because of the number of destinations it offers that have yet to be explored by most North American travelers,” said Javier Coll, Group President of Global Business Development, adding that travel demand for the luxury all-inclusive sector is bouncing back quickly.
The resort will feature an elegant design with locally sourced materials, highlighting the natural beauty of the site.
The resort’s 350 beachfront suites, including 29 swim-out suites and a separate adults-only section, as well as various amenities, are located along a central pedestrian walkway, drawing from the historic center of Mazatlán as inspiration.
Guests will enjoy access to five restaurants, multiple pools, an aquatic park, and a lazy river, all of which face the Pacific Ocean. The resort will also have a theater and a convention center for up to 700 people, overlooking the golf course. Estrella del Mar currently has a conservation program that, for over 20 years, has been dedicated to protecting sea turtles and an onsite sanctuary.
The resort’s 1,800 square feet Spa and Wellness Center will house treatment rooms, all with private terraces, a hydrotherapy area with waterfalls, whirlpools, geysers, a panoramic sauna, and a hammam.
Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlán will be complemented with an 18-hole professional golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The 7,015-yard par-72 course features tropical landscapes, recently expanded greens, new tee boxes, and strategically placed bunkers. The John Jacobs Golf School, also located in the gated community, offers personalized golf classes and clinics, equipment rental, a clubhouse with a pro-shop, a restaurant, and a bar.
Upon opening, Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlán will be the 20th Dreams Resorts & Spas branded property in the AMResorts portfolio. With this deal, the company remains on pace to reach its goal of more than 100 branded properties by the end of 2021.