Hotelier Rafael Micha expands his mini empire this month with Distrito Capital in the business district. Star chef Enrique Olvera will design the restaurant’s menu. hotelhabita.com.
Tireless global superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has blockbuster restaurants throughout the world, but only one in Latin America. That number will increase when he launches his J&G Steakhouse in the new St. Regis Mexico City. starwoodhotels.com.
Punta Mita & Cabo
The once-sleepy Pacific Coast enclave of Punta Mita has a stunning new St. Regis resort. starwoodhotels.com. Capella Pedregal, a cliff-top hotel in Cabo San Lucas with a restaurant run by an alum of NYC’s Per Se, opens in March. capellacabo.com.
The sandy stretch along the Yucatán will see yet another stellar hotel in 2009 with a pool-villa resort from Banyan Tree and a Kelly Wearstler–designed Viceroy hotel, both opening in the 1,600-acre eco-enclave of Mayakoba. mayakoba.com.