The countdown has begun to the most highly-anticipated resort grand opening of 2021: Hotel Mousai’s South Tower. The opening of the brand-new tower at Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta is scheduled for December so get ready to be impressed!

Hotel Mousai is a luxury resort brand owned by TAFER Hotels & Resorts, a 100% Mexican company that has carved its own niche in the luxury hospitality sector and has a global vision of expansion. TAFER will invest more than $240 million USD in 2021 alone and will close the year with a total of 4,000 hotel rooms, suites, and penthouses available across its prestigious brands: Hotel Mousai, Garza Blanca, Villa del Palmar Cancun, Sierra Lago, and Sian Ka’an Village. By 2026, that number is expected to double to 8,000 keys together with its new “Management Services” division.

Awarded with the highest international distinctions, TAFER’s brands all prioritize health and safety and follow the strictest protocols recommended by international health organizations.

Because First Impressions Matter

Hotel Mousai’s South Tower is only a few meters from the original Hotel Mousai North Tower and will double the number of rooms available at this exclusive adults-only resort from 73 to 145, so that even more guests can enjoy the exceptional facilities, amenities and services available. The two towers will share facilities, which will serve to enhance the overall guest experience for visitors staying at both the North and South Towers.

From the moment you arrive, you will be dazzled by the details of the brand-new Mousai. First, you’ll cruise through the circular motor lobby, step out of your car, and receive a cordial greeting from the bellboys as you peer out the 8-meter-high glass viewpoint overlooking the spectacular jungle of the Sierra Madre mountains.

Hotel Mousai’s South Tower Motor Loby

You’ll step into the grand lobby to check in, and you’ll notice its double height ceilings and striking black, white, and gold theme immediately. The lobby of the South tower is a complement to the original Mousai lobby with its giant chess pieces, modern furniture, and high contrast wow factor, but slightly remixed. The elegant decor makes a statement, but more important is the level of service you will receive during your stay. As the only AAA 5 Diamond-rated resort in the state of Jalisco, the highest level of service is top of mind to everyone at Hotel Mousai.

Countdown to the Grand Opening of Hotel Mousai’s South Tower

The 360° Lounge Bar is next to the lobby, and it has an inviting rectangular-shaped bar perfect for making connections. Instrumental musicians play soft, soothing sounds as a backdrop for an evening of enjoying a specialty cocktail and relaxing. Make sure to ask our highly trained mixologists what they recommend, from regional tequila and mezcal to innovative cocktail concoctions, they will quench your thirst for excitement.

The Mousai Suite Experience

If the original Hotel Mousai is known for its cutting-edge design and high-tech suites, the new South Tower is its complementary equal. At the South Tower there are 68 Suites and 4 Penthouses. Each one features groundbreaking interior design, and Hotel Mousai’s daring and iconic colors: purple and red.

Hotel Mousai's suites

Both towers offer exactly the same suite categories, including: the Mousai Suite, the Mousai Corner Suite, the Ultra Mousai Suite, the Ultra Mousai Corner Suite, and the Penthouse.

The Mousai Suite is the smallest with 1,061 square feet including the terrace. The Mousai Corner Suite is slightly larger measuring 1,300 square feet with its expansive wraparound terrace. The Ultra Mousai Suites and Ultra Mousai Corner Suites, are the same size as the Mousai Suites and Mousai Corner Suites, but they are on the highest floors and come with exclusive privileges such as a dedicated butler, extra luxury toiletries, free access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the spa, a pillow and aromatherapy menu, and the best views guaranteed. The Penthouses measure over 1,500 square feet and feature an oversized terrace with a hydromassage tub as well as a fabulous living room and private bar.

Hotel Mousai’s South Tower Penthouse

One of the characteristics that differentiates the North and South towers is the addition of connecting rooms at Hotel Mousai’s South Tower. The One Bedroom suites and the Penthouses can connect with another suite to accommodate larger groups traveling together. The Penthouses at the South Tower connect with a Two Bedroom Suite which can now accommodate up to 8 guests whereas in the North tower, the maximum capacity of the Penthouse is 2 guests.

The new ultra-stylish Mousai South suites are just as appealing as the original Mousai suites, but with a fresh perspective. Like the North Tower, South Tower suites all have private terraces with hammocks and sun loungers, and spectacular ocean or mountain views, as well as jetted hydromassage tubs. The South Tower suites continue to push boundaries of design, wall art displays a deconstructed butterfly, hinting at the transformative power of nature, and chairs sculpted in the form of the lower half of a nude model make a statement. Art pieces are utilized to evoke emotion and the suite is furnished with exclusive pieces by Italian designers. The iconic Mousai colors play against the elegant gold and stainless-steel touches inviting guests into a sensual experience.

Suites at Hotel Mousai’s South Tower

Mousai’s dominant décor is all about abstractions, the simulation of curves and geometric shapes, the use of colors with striking contrasts, that all go back to the muses, Mousai’s core concept, in a mystical way.

Every suite has black onyx twin vanities offering indirect light, the transparency of the onyx creates subtle light between the textures of the natural stone, having the effect of a big lamp.

The defining glory of all of Mousai’s suites, both North and South, are spacious terraces with a jetted hydromassage tub and hammock overlooking spectacular views of the lush jungle and the endless blue horizon.

The suites also feature a sitting area, flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom with a rain shower, automated bidet toilet, Tafer´s signature mattresses and linens, a workspace, and an iPad operated ambience system that powers the electric blackout curtains.

Mousai’s suites are the perfect place to relax and escape.

Fresh New Flavors

In keeping with TAFER’s haute cuisine restaurant theme, Hotel Mousai’s South Tower offers 3 additional gourmet restaurants that offer experiential tastes and flavor profiles.


DAO Restaurant

DAO is the transition point between the North and South Mousai towers, the two towers are connected by a large bridge of more than 60 meters. DAO is a brand-new gourmet Chinese cuisine concept, with a cutting-edge design, which distinguishes this building from all the others.

The interior design maintains an oriental décor concept with an impressive double-height interior with Mondrian style glass walls. The dominant color scheme is red, symbolizing happiness and good fortune.  DAO’s Hong Kong born Chef will take you on an exhilarating culinary voyage through China with a combination of ancient and contemporary techniques. Let your senses delight in fragrant flavors that embody China, its culture, and its cuisine. 



NOI is Hotel Mousai’s brand new Italian restaurant, located next to the lobby. A modern take on a traditional Italian trattoria, NOI serves pizza and fresh pastas, as well as fine Italian plates. NOI’s double height ceilings and walls adorned with colorful artwork provide an interesting atmosphere, and its show kitchen lets guests watch their meals being prepared before their eyes.

The South Tower Rooftop

The Rooftop bar and lounge is the place where guests will expect to meet one of the affluent character’s straight out of the pages of the Great Gatsby. With its elegant design, infinity pool that merges with the sky, plush Italian lounge furniture all in white, and privileged viewpoint towering over the Sierra Madre mountains and overlooking the ocean and the Los Arcos rock formation, this is the perfect place for a romantic encounter.

In addition to hosting regular sunset cocktail parties, the new Rooftop is the ultimate heaven for relaxation where you can unwind on the in-pool loungers, take selfies on the iconic swings, and let the waiters pander to your every whim while you revel in the mesmerizing views and soak up the sunshine’s warmth.

A Brand-New Gym

Those who love to incorporate their fitness and wellness routine into their vacations will appreciate the South Tower’s state-of-the-art gym. The new gym has the latest equipment and technology, including circuit machines, treadmills and free weights, as well as gorgeous views of the mountain jungle landscape surrounding the resort. Be sure to check Hotel Mousai’s schedule of fitness and wellness classes and events, which occur regularly.

The Foremost Luxury Resort Group in Mexico


The expansion is part of TAFER Resorts’ ongoing mission to be the number one luxury hotel group in Mexico. The group has been involved in building luxury resorts throughout Mexico since 1987, with the higher end brands, Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai, launched in 2008 and 2015 respectively in Puerto Vallarta.

TAFER will continue developing new projects in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun and the Riviera Maya over the next five years, and will soon bring the Hotel Mousai brand national.

For now, everyone is excited about the opening of the South Tower, which follows the theme and design of the original Hotel Mousai, and adds even more inventory for this highly-respected brand.

TAFER’s in-house designers created a concept for the new tower that combines an eclectic aesthetic with the sensuality of nature.

New and Upcoming Projects:

  • Garza Blanca Cancun: 452 rooms (grand opening in December 2021)
  • Lemuria Hotel & Residences Cancun: 360 hotel suites and 80 residences
  • Hotel Mousai Cancun: 83 rooms
  • Hotel Mousai Riviera Maya: 84 rooms
  • Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Riviera Maya: 451 rooms
  • La Garzetta in Puerto Vallarta: 217 rooms
  • Echoes, adults-only hotel: 88 rooms
  • Lemuria Hotel & Residences Puerto Vallarta: 130 hotel suites and 140 residences