St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Completes Renovation

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Travel

The great St. Regis Punta Mita Resort has completed its $45 million property-wide transformation, completely reimagining the iconic resort while elevating the property to a new level.

Timed to its 15th anniversary, the scope of the resort’s renovation spans all common areas and public spaces, the introduction of five beachfront villas, redesigned suites and guest rooms, enhancements to The St. Regis Spa, the launch of new restaurants and bar concepts, updates to the resort’s outdoor wedding venues and the introduction of the Marietas Pool, featuring expansive vistas to Mexico’s Islas Marietas National Park.

“We are honored to redefine the pinnacle of luxury in Riviera Nayarit as the St. Regis Punta Mita steps into its next chapter,” said Hugo Desenzani, area managing director of luxury, Marriott International. “With a timeless design that blends traditional elegance with modern charm, coupled with our commitment to offering distinguished service and unparalleled experiences, our comprehensive transformation will undoubtedly leave a lasting effect on luxury hospitality in Mexico.”

Located on a tranquil peninsula spanning 22 acres in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, St. Regis Punta Mita has continued to be a symbol of luxury and hospitality in the region, a reputation further elevated by its comprehensive renovation and redesign. In collaboration with esteemed Mexico-based design firm B-Huber, the enhanced design pays homage to the natural surroundings and the destination’s rich cultural heritage, creating a Mexican-Mediterranean feel. Inspired by local craftmanship and architecture, the design seamlessly incorporates natural textures and materials, including travertine marble, blown glass, clay ceilings, hammered brass, and natural woods.


Each of the resort’s accommodations – spanning 120 guest rooms, expansive beachfront villas and ocean and garden view suites – have been redesigned to include luxurious and locally inspired interiors featuring Mexican art, handcrafted furnishings and hacienda structures with a touch of rustic Provence. Each accommodation draws inspiration from the Mexican-Mediterranean architectural style and vibrant elements in traditional Mexican haciendas, such as colorful handcrafted tiles, arched patios and pigmented walls blending modern comfort with cultural charm.

Guests of the resort can expect the elevated and personalized service The St. Regis is renowned for. All accommodations provide access to a dedicated St. Regis Butler for the stay.

The resort’s most prestigious accommodations, the five residential-style beachfront villas, offer guests an elevated sense of privacy. Reimagined outdoor terraces offer personal lounge pools, ideal for families or groups traveling together. Ranging from one to three bedrooms, these villas feature a redesigned living area with plush furnishings, maximizing space and functionality to create a comfortable retreat with direct beach access.

Standing as the epitome of luxury within the region, the Presidential Villa is a gallery in theory featuring meticulously crafted design elements and curated artwork from esteemed Mexican artists. These include textiles from Caralarga, ceramic pieces from Encrudo and Perla Valtierra, and functional, sculpture-like furnishings from Casa Bobadilla, all available for purchase.

The resort’s acclaimed wellness refuge, The St. Regis Spa, unveiled enhancements elevating the outdoor facilities and treatment rooms to introduce the ultimate retreat to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. Guests can indulge in various signature therapies and treatments, complemented by access to indoor and outdoor lounge areas for ultimate relaxation.

Encompassing five distinct culinary experiences, each led by the resort’s newly appointed Executive Chef Pablo Arias, St. Regis Punta Mita introduced several new restaurants and a modern lobby bar as part of the renovation. With more than a decade of experience as a global culinary expert, Chef Pablo brings his detail-oriented leadership style and gastronomic innovation to the resort’s new culinary concepts, including the reimagined Mita Mary, an elegant yet relaxed oceanfront dining experience celebrated for its locally sourced ingredients, fresh seafood dishes, Pacific Coastal with Mexican inspired flavors and inventive presentation, offering both open-air tables and toes-in-the-sand seating.

The new additions further enhance the resort’s renowned food and beverage program, which includes the iconic fine dining restaurant Carolina, a unique culinary experience that celebrates the freshest local ingredients with exceptional presentation. The St. Regis Punta Mita recently announced the culinary collection to mark the relaunch of the resort’s culinary experiences. This series of exclusive chef-driven experiences span collaborations at the resort’s award-winning venues with highly acclaimed and Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants from around the globe, including the forthcoming dinner series with Chef Karime Lopez of Gucci Osteria and notable past collaborations with Chef Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur and Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza of ARCA.

In an effort to expand family-friendly offerings, the resort debuted a dual-level infinity pool, Marietas pool, with unobstructed ocean views and vistas of the renowned Islas Marietas National Park, complemented by residential loungers, daybeds and cabanas.

For those looking to enjoy recreational pursuits, the resort offers privileged access to two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, Pacifico and Bahia. Each features breathtaking views and challenging play for players of all skill levels. The resort also offers many water sports, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and seasonal whale-watching experiences.

Photos Courtesy of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort