Andaz Mayakoba Resort
The Andaz Mayakoba covers 9.6 km of fresh water canals and 590 ocean-front acres, surrounded by swamps, flora and fauna. The hotel has 214 rooms, including 41 luxury suites, and facilities that offer amongst other services a spa and fitness center, four restaurants, three outdoor swimming pools, an events and meeting room, and a beach club.
In the spirit of providing guests with an authentic local experience, the resort’s design draws heavily from traditional crafts and iconography to create an intriguing impact meant to stimulate the senses in new and refreshing ways. The property is comprised of two unique environments featuring the central inland cenote and the linear beachfront zones that are separated by the mangrove preserve. The property commissioned Senkoe, a Riviera Maya graffiti artist, to curate vibrant and colorful murals on exterior building walls throughout the resort.
Open layout guestrooms and suites overlook crystal clear lagoons, mangrove and resort gardens, the golf course and spectacular views of the Caribbean coastline. The accommodations are naturally inspired with stylish amenities and a refined collection of artisan décor. Each guestroom offers a spacious balcony or terrace; 41 luxury suites also feature private plunge pools. The design of the rooms are grounded by an ‘area rug’ crafted from a collection of locally produced Mexican cement tiles as well as a signature Mayan décor item such as a traditional mask, a Mayan huipil or a colorful bird figure. The remainder of the room is minimalist in design, with color tones inspired from natural terrain such as stone, sand and water. Unique to this hotel’s design, the bathrooms span the entire length of the room, allowing natural light and views to filter into both the bathroom and sleeping areas.
Dining In Style Andaz Mayakoba provides four diverse and unique restaurant concepts, all offering fresh ingredients and authentic cooking techniques. Casa Amate features Latin American cuisine and has a unique residential concept featuring intimate rooms. Each room is specifically designed as one would find in a house, such as the “Study,” which functions as a lounge with a small bar and shelves with artifacts; the “Library,” lined with bookshelves and a large library table for groups; the “Living Room,” which has a fireplace, shelves for collectables and large format art; and the “Dining Room,” with large sets of doors that connect to the courtyard and overlook the lagoon. Cocina Milagro is the resort’s poolside open kitchen restaurant that has a market-to-table concept and an emphasis on seafood. Hand-crafted cocktails and live entertainment are also found at this venue. OllaTaco is another poolside restaurant that offers ocean views along with live entertainment, a feast of Yucatan specialties and locally crafted beers. OllaCeviche is a casual beachfront and poolside dining option featuring fresh ceviches and sharing plates, as well as a tequila bar.
The 10,000 square-foot Naum Spa, housing six treatment rooms and offering a complete, customized menu of services, is where guests go to relax, restore and recharge. The spa’s treatment cabins are airy and open to their surroundings. The décor is uncomplicated and intended to relax and blend in with the jungle setting. The facility also includes a 24-hour state-of-the-art-gym.
The expansive 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space located in the center of the property offers an unrivaled group experience for both business travelers and social guests to feel inspired and re-energized. With five Andaz Studios for meeting and events, as well as the 6,000-square-foot Balam ballroom, guests are able to take advantage of the flexible and distinctive event and meeting space as well as state-of-the-art integrated audiovisual systems, a fully equipped open kitchen and innovative breakout spaces, as well as outdoor and lawn areas. The meeting and event spaces are situated around a central courtyard. The finishes are simple and mostly wood and stone. Large sliding panels open the spaces and connect them to nature. The ballroom is dominated by a large area rug of multiple-colored stripes reminiscent of Mayan textile design.
Owner: Hyatt Hotels Corporation / OHL Desarrollos
Architect: Ronald Zurcher
Interior Designers: CCS Architecture / DAS Concept