New York-based design firm Bando x Seidel Meersseman led the redesign of the resort's suites, meeting with a local anthropologist to help fuse past and present into a celebration of Mexican artisans. The finished project sees accommodation featuring soft, lightly toned colour palettes and natural materials, including lava stone and various woods, while the resort's custom-made furniture is constructed using locally sourced materials. Guests will also be delighted to discover equally thoughtful finer details, including embroidered pillows and handmade pottery, while the private outdoor pool that each suite affords is in the perfect position from which to soak up the secluded yet scenic surroundings.
Rosewood's two Presidential Suites have also been reimagined. The Beachfront Four Bedroom Presidential Suite is overflowing with locally sourced art and reclaimed items, while you're also able to admire the tropical view through floor-to-ceiling windows, or lap up luxury in your private, twenty-metre infinity pool. Perched on its own islet, the Lagoon Three Bedroom Presidential Suite is equally alluring, distinguished by private plunge pools, alfresco dining areas and a floating, 270-degree lounge. Both overstated abodes also showcase statement furniture pieces crafted in abstracted forms of the Mayakoba animals, complemented by the original artwork by Mexican artist Jorge Abundis, titled 'The Birds of Mayakoba'.
Accommodation isn't the only attribute that's benefited from this extravagant upgrade. Due to debut in December 2019, new bar Zapote is set to become the go-to scene for conversation and cocktails. Working in partnership with Licorería Limantour - named one of the World's 50 Best Bars - it'll feature local and rare spirits from leading distillers, including some infused with indigenous herbs and spices. Renowned cocktail specialists will pay a fleeting visit to mix up a storm every month, while there will also be a menu of mouthwatering culinary creations to indulge in. Designed to reflect a colonial hacienda, guests can gather with friends and family around the central table or join the interactive excitement of the chef's table and kitchen. Every evening will hear live music echoing throughout, conjuring up the perfect setting for a tipple or two.
For those who prefer a slower-paced stay, a short stroll over to a private island amongst Mayakoba's freshwater lagoons will reveal eight new Wellness Suites, a pioneering new addition to the award-winning Sense spa. Designed in a loft-style, each suite boasts a private salt therapy pool, while the outdoor serenity pavilion in the private garden is idyllic for yoga, personal training and soothing massages. Elevating the experience even further, every Wellness Suite relishes the attentive service of a 'wellbeing butler', assigned to curate a tailored spa experience to meet every guest's wellness goals. From transformative rituals to bespoke health advice, where better to indulge in self-care than in the Mexican sun?