After a multi-million dollar renovation that began in February 2021, Fairmont Mayakobaone of the five star hotels in the Mayakoba community of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is ready to welcome guests with redesigned accommodations and several brand new rooms just in time for the busy holiday season.
The waterfront resort now has one of the best — and largest — beach clubs in the area with five dining concepts inspired by the five elements, an infinity pool with five cabanas, and an adult-only rooftop with sunken fire pits overlooking the Caribbean .
Here’s a look inside the luxury coastal resort in Mexico
“Maykana’s sunken lounge area is a good representation of how the Beach Club pays tribute Mayan culture as they resemble the cenotes that are a key feature of the Yucatán Peninsula region. The lounge area reflects the rich blue of the beautiful caves, and in doing so we incorporated this natural work of art into the new design,” said Luis Yunta, Interior Design Director for Room 1804, the company behind the Fairmont Mayakoba’s new look stands Travel + Leisure.
He combined local woods and natural fibers by Riviera Maya artisans with designer furniture to make local artisans visible.
In the newly designed rooms and suites, Yunta and his team incorporated a neutral color palette with blue accents to reflect the resort’s surroundings.
“The tropical nature of the destination combined with the swaying palm trees, pristine white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters set the tone for the color flavor,” he explained.
The resort has also added two new restaurants to its already impressive list of restaurants. Located in the heart of the estate overlooking the Mayakoba water canals, beautiful La Laguna is an ode to Mexico. Colorful fabrics and custom artwork blend traditional and modern aesthetics, while authentic dishes showcase the best of Mexican cuisine.
And the new Bassano, a chic Italian restaurant, focuses its menu on three simple ingredients — eggs, flour, and water — to serve delicious oven-baked pizzas and pasta dishes. Earlier this year, the resort also opened a brand new gourmet steakhouse, Tauro, which is 4,770 square feet and features its own dry-aging steak program and martini bar.
Guests returning to this waterfront Mexican resort will also find that the property’s signature lobby bar, Hix, has also received a chic makeover. With an expansive patio overlooking the canal, this hacienda-style space features elegant furnishings, new lightwork, custom artwork, lush greenery, and a nature-inspired color palette.
“The Fairmont Mayakoba’s renovation has completely enhanced the guest experience, making it one of the top luxury resorts in the world,” Marco Paramo, Area Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCOR Luxe Mexico, told T+L.
“Guests at the Fairmont Mayakoba will also have the opportunity to get a real feel for the Mayan community as the resort is committed to paying homage to their culture and history. The renovation demonstrates that commitment not only through the materials used throughout the property, but also through the exceptional services, amenities and activities on offer,” he added.
The hotel is one of the few participating in Accor’s new exclusive experiences program, launched on November 3, 2022. Beyond Limits allows travelers to book unique events at select hotels in North and Central America. “Symphony is a cenote” takes guests below the surface and into one of the peninsula’s thousands of cenotes, where they enjoy a symphony while sipping champagne and cocktails. The remaining date to book this experience is January 5, 2023. Tickets are $250 per person and include dinner at the hotel’s La Laguna restaurant.
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