Belmond continues to pioneer exceptional luxury travel with one-of-a-kind experiences, announcing the reopening of Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya. Maroma has been carefully reimagined with Mayan design, traditions and culture at the forefront. The hotel’s 72 rooms, suites and villas are outfitted with a blend of local materials and traditional patterns and craftsmanship.
Reflecting Belmond’s unique know-how and creativity, the reborn Maroma is a celebration of Mexican craftsmanship and design. Entrusted with the project, internationally renowned design studio Tara Bernerd & Partners has honored Mexican heritage, working in collaboration with local artisans. The furniture and décor have been designed exclusively for the hotel. Some 80% of the furnishings are handcrafted in Mexico: ceramicist José Noé Suro crafted over 700,000 hand-painted Jalisco clay tiles for the guestrooms, while Henequen Textiles provided rugs woven from a hemplike material. Channeling chic and relaxed hacienda-style living, Maroma lets visitors discover an intimate décor and linger on exquisite details like handwoven textiles from Oaxaca, tiles from Guadalajara or traditional Yucatan doors.
Regional flavors also take the spotlight in Maroma’s culinary offering, which now features four dining destinations. Belmond has partnered with Michelin-star Australian chef Curtis Stone to debut the gastronomic restaurant Woodend by Curtis Stone. Celebrating the connection between sea and jungle, the menu features seasonal dishes inspired by local ingredients. Honoring the Yucatán Peninsula, dishes highlight shrimp, oysters and fish, plus a selection of plant-based dishes. Casa Mayor, helmed by Mexican-born Executive Chef Daniel Camacho, celebrates the country’s rich culinary diversity. Bambuco and Freddy’s Bar both highlight vibrant connections with the sumptuous natural surroundings.
The reborn Maroma also continues its collaboration with Guerlain. With its new biophilic space, the Maroma Spa by Guerlain is the Maison’s first in Latin America. A holistic wellness retreat, a temple for rejuvenation and place of deep spirituality, the spa proposes nature-focused treatments and immersive guest experiences. Healing rituals are inspired by the elements of nature, ancient practices and the sacred Melipona bee, revered by the Mayas. The Bee Healing Ritual is a honey-based treatment renowned for its effective healing powers, drawing on Guerlain’s Abeille Royale collection.
Building on its legacy of care for the community and the environment, Maroma has also introduced sustainability initiatives, both on-property and in the community.
Deeply embedded in the soul of the Yucatán, Maroma enters a new era as the beating heart of the Riviera Maya.