Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts has broken ground on the brand’s first-ever luxury resort in Mexico—a $225 million beachfront oasis that will feature 244 guest rooms and suites along with two 4-bedroom villas with “sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.”
Omni Pontoque Resort at Punta de Mita will be located just northwest of Puerta Vallarta and “will pay homage to the local culture rooted in the location’s natural surroundings,” the company said.
Omni President Kurt Alexander said the resort “marks an exciting new chapter for Omni as we further elevate our brand by expanding into this premier destination.”
“We look forward to giving our guests access to the property’s unique and exclusive surroundings and culture, while bringing Omni’s service and experiences to the area,” Alexander added in a statement.
Omni is developing the resort in collaboration with The Beck Group, Farouki Farouki, Girvin Associates, HKS Architects, Robert Glazier Architects, and Waldrop & Nichols Studio.
The company’s focus on Mexico follows one of its most recent projects built in its own backyard: the $520 million Omni PGA Frisco Resort, which opened in May.
Aiming for the feel of ‘a modern beach home’
The Pontoque Resort’s design aesthetic is “locally inspired with a contemporary twist, evoking a residential feel that creates comfort and familiarity,” Omni said. Inspired by the resort’s jungle and ocean surroundings, the design team is leaning heavily on “clean architectural lines embellished with a mix of stone, wood and metals, resembling a modern beach home.”
When you stroll out of your “beach home,” you’re apt to be hungry. Omni aims to satisfy that with three original restaurant and bar concepts, along with other casual dining options.
Amenities include ‘a destination spa’
Omni Pontoque is slated to offer “a destination spa” with 14 treatment rooms for wellness experiences and salon services, two retail shops, multiple pools throughout the property including adult-only and family-friendly options, a “state-of-the-art” indoor and outdoor fitness center, and a kids club.
Far from targeting only beach-hungry vacationers, Omni is going after the corporate event market as well by building over 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space at the site. The Omni Pontoque will offer a 6,000-square-foot ballroom and dedicated meeting rooms, “each with exclusive event lawns and pre-function options with both jungle and ocean views,” the company said.
An open-air event pavilion will also be featured, standing apart from the resort to provide privacy, offering an indoor-outdoor concept for special events.
But don’t grab your flip-flops just yet: The Omni Pontoque Resort is slated to open in Summer 2026.
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