A new destination for wellness and luxury emerges amidst the emerald jungle and white sand beaches of Riviera Maya with the unveiling of Rosewood Mayakoba, fresh from a total transformation of its 129 on-property suites, introduction of eight dedicated Wellness Suites, fully enhanced three- and four-bedroom Presidential Suites, and debut of Zapote, an innovative bar experience showcasing the deep culinary traditions of Mexico. Following an investment of over $20 million, these extraordinarily reimagined accommodations and offerings reflect a fresh, modern take on Mexican craftsmanship, a holistic approach to wellness and interactive guest experience that the leading luxury resort exemplifies, ready for guests to enjoy by late 2019. “Our goal in re-imagining the experience of Rosewood Mayakoba began by devoting ourselves to what makes the region so special: its people, history and natural environment. We challenged ourselves and our partners to find creative, inviting, and stunning ways to reflect and be inspired by local culture in all elements of the design,” shared Daniel Scott, Managing Director and Regional Vice President of Rosewood Mayakoba. “We cannot wait for guests to experience this new environment and discover how it connects to their own journey and sense of escape.” Spearheaded by New York-based design firm Bando x Seidel Meersseman, the enhanced suites celebrate the craftsmanship of Mexican artisans. To do so, Rosewood Mayakoba consulted with a local anthropologist, drawing inspiration from the past to create a contemporary present.
Continuing its support for the community, the suites will feature custom, modern furniture created with locally fabricated and sourced materials made in collaboration with artisans in the area. Mayan artistries such as pottery and embroidery are found in all suites, from embroidered pillows made with natural fibers to large Barro clay pots and woven benches made exclusively for the resort. Indigenous materials distinctive to the region such as lava stone and natural woods, like Parota, Cumaru and Rosa Morada, are also embodied in the modern furniture. Light tones are intentionally added to all of the resort’s sun-bathed suites to complement the lush, verdant elements soaking up the natural light. The beachfront suites are accented by warm clay tones while the lagoon suites encompass blue and green accents, drawing from the colors of the lagoon and surrounding jungle. Every suite has a private outdoor pool, creating a secluded and relaxed setting to rejuvenate in the tropical oasis. This restoration ties together Rosewood Mayakoba’s overarching value of balance and respect for both the environment and local community, taking a holistic approach to sustainable luxury and responsible sourcing by weaving together sustainable design and execution to create a unique destination.