On 25 May 2023, the Riviera Maya will welcome the much-anticipated return of Maroma, A Belmond Hotel the storied hideaway in the beating heart of the Riviera Mava. Nestled between 200 acres of lush tropical jungle and the secluded white sands of Mexico's Caribbean coast. the legendary property has been completely reimagined with Mayan culture at its core - and will be the first extensive transformation within Belmond's North America portfolio, under LVMH ownership. This new chapter of Maroma will reveal 10 new waterfront suites, a nature focussed wellness experience in partnership with Guerlain, ground-breaking sustainability initiatives and a new gastronomic era under Mexican-born executive chef Daniel Camacho.
Internationally renowned designer Tara Bernerd is at the helm of the comprehensive restoration. Working hand in-hand with local artisans to honour Mexican heritage, blending contemporary craft with the carerful sourcing of indigenous materials, the team will create timeless spaces that are authentic to their roots and channel the healing energy of the locale. The original design and architecture of the property have been preserved, including the white stucco buildings, aligned to the Sacred Cemetry of Mayan masonry. Curved lines and organic forms inspired by the property's wild surrounds inform the harmonious indoor-outdoor flow of rooms, suites and villas. An unrivalled beach resort, each of the 77 accommodations are spread across Maroma's private stretch of sand - of which three quarters now have ocean views, including a spacious new waterfront suite complete with private pool and garden. The property's three pools have been completely redesigned, featuring Sukabumi tiles hand-made from volcanic stone, in the same vibrant turquoise tones as the region's many natural cenotes.
"Maroma offered a rare oportunity to reimaine this iconic hotel with its rich and storied history. We sought to retain and enhance the original character, working with local artisans, whilst simultaneously incorporating a contemporary elegance that also nas a sense of home, that speaks to the needs or the Belmond guest for generations to come." says Bernerd. Maroma will showcase an extraordinary collection of pan Mexican art and design: eighty percent of furnishings and objects will be made by Mexican craftspeople from a hand-blown glass chandelier, painted clay pots, to traditional Saltillo floor tiles, meticulously curated for guest rooms.