KASA Hotel Collection Plans Expansion In Mexico & The Caribbean
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
KASA founder Richard Houghton.
KASA Hotel Parota in Tulum.
With two Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) hotels under his belt, Richard Houghton, Founder and President of KASA Hotel Collection, has an ambitious plan to become one of the premier luxury boutique hotel developers in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Houghton’s first hotel, KASA Hotel Parota, is in the Tulum area of Mexico. Opening in May, a second Mexican property, KASA Hotel Riviera Maya, has already been accepted as a member of the prestigious SLH group which recognizes hotels for their luxury, commitment to service, appeal, choice locations and uniqueness.
Developer Houghton has big plans for the group, which is positioning itself as a portfolio of luxury hotels offering professionalism with comfort and value in a boutique (but not trendy) hotel space.
“We are poised to fill some luxury accommodation gaps in popular tourist areas,” Houghton says.
“The upcoming portfolio of projects includes three more hotels in Mexico plus new developments in Turks and Caicos, Belize, the Virgin Islands and Costa Rica. Our guests have been asking for more locations, and our investors are interested in more opportunities to partner with us. We see our expansion into these new areas as organic growth; we are beginning with opening two hotels per year and growing from there,” Houghton added.
In addition to Parota and Riviera Maya, three KASA hotels will open in the Tulum area over the next two years. The Caribbean projects are planned for early 2021. Each development will offer investment opportunities along with resort accommodations.
“After that?” Houghton smiles. “Our intent is to offer a product that has high appeal. As we refine our hotels in each country, we will be searching out other areas where we feel we meet a need and where our product will deliver a benefit and shine. We want our KASA to be your KASA.” And, that’s exactly the tag line for the KASA Hotel Collection, “Mi KASA es tu KASA.” https://www.kasahotels.com
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.