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Belmond is landing in the Riviera Maya with an extensive renovation of Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, now a completely reimagined and expanded luxury resort on the beautiful white sands of the Mexican Caribbean.

Guests of the Maroma See Elegant Upgrades

Set to open on May 25, 2023, the resort will re-open with 10 new waterfront suites, the first Guerlain Spa in Latin America, state-of-the-art sustainability and new eateries by chef Daniel Camacho.

Of note is that designer Tara Bernerd worked closely with local artisans to ensure the Mexican heritage inherent in the resort remained. Clients who look for a true sense of place will find it in the indigenous materials used—80 percent of furnishings and objects will be handmade by local craftspeople—and the fact that the original white stucco buildings—aligned to the Sacred Geometry of Mayan Masonry—were preserved.

The resort has 72 accommodations spread out across the private beach, most of which now have ocean views. You’ll want to reserve the new waterfront suite with a private pool and garden for your most exacting clients. The property also has three pools that now have handmade tiles that echo the area’s natural cenotes.

“Maroma offered a rare opportunity to reimagine 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, a warmth that also has a sense of home, that speaks to the needs of the Belmond guest for generations to come,” says Bernerd, in a press statement.

The first Guerlain Spa in all of Latin America is sure to make an impact with clients searching for a wellness aspect to their getaway. With treatment rooms looking out over the jungle and rituals inspired by nature, the ancients and the sacred local Melipona bee, this spa is a true holistic wellness retreat. Daily meditation and yoga workshops and more will be available.

The fullness of Mexican cuisine will be on display at Casa Mayor under the watch of Executive Chef Daniel Camacho, who will be working with a sustainable model, sourcing 90 percent of his ingredients from Mexico and almost half from the Yucatan Peninsula. Bambuco, will offer a more casual atmosphere with seasonal libations made with local ingredients and a great selection of mescal, while beachgoers will enjoy Freddy’s Bar with its live music, DJs, fresh seafood and beachside cocktails.

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