Hilton Worldwide has signed deals to add nine Mexico hotels to its portfolio, including the country’s first three under its Curio collection.

The Curio properties will be the 93-room Fives Downtown Hotel Playa del Carmen, the 160-room 1970 Hotel Posadas Guadalajara and the 32-room Zacatecas Centro Historico.

The Fives Downtown Hotel Playa del Carmen will reflect the region's natural offerings with a wall of live plants and embedded elements that emulate the roots of trees. The hotel's rooftop will feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, infinity pool, pool bar and lounge. 

The 1970 Hotel Posadas Guadalajara will be centered around an open-air courtyard lobby, featuring industrial metals and raw wood materials with vivid pops of colors and elaborate patterns.

The Zacatecas Centro Historico will occupy a 19th-century building, undergoing interior renovations before its anticipated opening in early 2018. Adjoining retail space will house two restaurants, a coffee shop and specialty stores.

Other new properties in development: a Hilton hotel in Guadalajara, a Hampton Inn in Cancun and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Merida, Mexico City and Saltillo.

In all, Hilton will expand its Mexico hotel inventory by 20% and add almost 1,200 rooms in the country with the nine hotels. Hilton opened seven hotels in Mexico last year.

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