Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico Set
To Debut This Fall As A Luxurious Hideaway Along The Yucatan Peninsula
Kong 18 Jun 07 - Nestled along an idyllic coastline on the dramatic Yucatan
peninsula, Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico will deliver an experience of
luxury, well-being and exclusivity when it opens this fall. A luxurious hideaway
set on 36 lush, secluded acres, the mile-long enclave is the ultimate sanctuary,
where verdant tropical jungle meets pure white, pristine beach. A naturalists
paradise, the resort features protected mangrove reserves and crystal-clear water
from tranquil lagoons and streams, highlighted by a spectacular cenote, a deep,
freshwater reservoir sacred to the ancient Mayan that serves as the resorts
Ideally situated, the resort is only 10 minutes
north of Playa del Carmen in bustling Riviera Maya, with its dining, entertainment,
specialty shops and boutiques, and just a 30-minute drive from Cancún International
Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya will be the ultimate
sanctuary of tranquility, well-being and rejuvenation, setting new standards for
intimacy and unparalleled service. Situated on the most perfect stretch of pristine
terrain, this exclusive hideaway will provide guests with a spectacular sense
of awakening and inspiration, said Patrick-Denis Finet, General Manager
of Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico.
at the forefront of the resorts innovation and imagination, a variety of
restaurants and bars serve an eclectic selection of contemporary cuisine in settings
inspired by outstanding ocean views, al fresco seating and dynamic design.
as the resorts signature restaurant offering creative international cuisine
influenced by sophisticated Mexican fare is Ambar. With mesmerizing vistas of
the tranquil lagoon and mangroves, guests can choose indoor or outdoor dining.
Ambars unique design boasts a copper roof, walk-in wine cellar and show
kitchen. And, just above Ambar will be the very chic Rooftop Terrace Bar, a hip
and sophisticated outdoor bar and lounge serving exotic libations and cool ocean
Panoramic ocean views define The Beach Club Restaurant
and Bar, with its striking, ultra-modern, minimalist design colored with ocean
blues, sleek silver and natural woods, and all-day dining both indoor and al fresco.
For the freshest catch of the day, lunch goers can head to the Ceviche Bar, with
its idyllic locale right on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Spa cuisine
and healthy fare is found at the Spa Café, and the Lobby Lounge is a stylish
and relaxing retreat for afternoon tea or early evening cocktails.
unique to any destination resort in all of Latin America, the 25,000-square-foot
Spa at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya sets new standards of holistic well-being
that embodies the riches of Mayan philosophy, blended with Asian-rooted healing
rituals. A sanctuary of rejuvenating experiences that soothe, restore and revitalize,
the spa delivers a quintessential renewal process that touches the mind, body
Dedicated to providing the ultimate experience
that transports guests to a haven of self-reflection and discovery, the extensive
offerings provide a combination of spa, beauty and heat experiences, as well as
rasul, hamam, vitality and watsu pools, kinesis, traditional Mayan temazcal and
Time Rituals personalized journeys booked in blocks of time. The spa sanctuary
features 11 treatment rooms including three VIP couples suites, a 1,500-square-foot
state-of-the-art fitness center, a 1,000-square-foot yoga room, and a heated outdoor
lap pool drenched in natural sunlight. The Spa Café and Tea Lounge serve
natural healthy, organic and fresh teas, juices and assorted beverages, complimented
by light meals and snacks. Private consultations and personal training are offered,
as well as lectures, seminars and workshops. Skincare products used in spa treatments
are formulated using the highest quality organically grown plants known for their
purity, potency and therapeutic qualities, provided by Mandarin Orientals
signature product line and London-based Aromatherapy Associates.
Perfectly placed along natural waterways that blend seamlessly into the
secluded setting, the 128 luxuriously appointed guest rooms are situated in contemporary-styled
bungalow villas or two-storey villas, offering the ultimate in peace and tranquility.
All guest rooms enjoy exceptional water views of the mesmerizing cenote, the tranquil
lagoon, the meandering waterways or the Caribbean Sea. A haven for total privacy,
each room encompasses its own spacious, private terrace or garden, some with individual
plunge pools and all with secluded garden bathrooms. The interiors are exquisitely
designed with Asian influences and tropical flair, using native exotic woods and
stone, bamboo hardwood floors, crème-colored marble and an exquisite showcase
of Mexican art. Completing the guest experience, along with the latest technology
and advanced entertainment systems, is Mandarin Orientals unparalleled service
and renowned attention to detail.
Elegant appointments are
standard in all guest rooms, including a spacious bedroom and an oversized bathroom
complete with onyx or marble sinks, double rainforest showers and large outdoor
patio with a stone bathtub.
Situated in the center of the resort,
the south-facing Ribera rooms blend into a landscaped garden leading down to the
serene canal. The Selva rooms, with their impressive slate roofs, are placed within
the exquisite art patio courtyards and face the meandering canals. Encircling
the mystical cenote, the Cenote rooms are located close to the spa, temazcal and
reception, with elevated views into this sacred Mayan water feature; some rooms
even offer elevated views to the ocean. The Laguna rooms surround the tranquil
lagoon and are situated close to the fine dining restaurant and meeting areas,
with easy access to the spa palapas.
Suspended over the mangrove
lagoon close to the ocean, Palafito villas are by the beach restaurant and pool
area. Ground floor rooms open onto an expansive terrace with its own boat dock
overlooking the lagoon, while the upper level rooms have stairways leading up
to an expansive roof-top sundeck viewing the mangrove lagoon.
right onto the soft sands from any of the five beachfront casitas, complete with
its own rooftop terrace, sun deck and infinity pool. And for the ultimate in luxury
and privacy, the two-storey, beachfront Presidential villa, with its spectacular
ocean views, is spacious and sleek, with a master bedroom and two en-suite bedrooms,
a lounge, spa room with relaxation area and sauna, indoor and outdoor dining areas,
private kitchen, rooftop terraces and private pools, as well as the option of
a personal butler and private chef.
influencing the resorts artistic style and design are the unique and ultra
modern Art Courtyards, inspiring sculptural showcases created by six talented
Mexican artists. Consisting of six innovative courtyards, the art patios, which
are situated within the Selva villas, offer relaxing, meditative spaces for guests.
Versatility, style and distinction define
the resorts flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space. Catering to a diverse
range of events, the facilities offer dynamic and creative space for business
gatherings such as conferences, board meetings and executive retreats, as well
as social affairs ranging from beachfront cocktails to weddings, grand occasion
and private parties. The al fresco pre-function space features an extensive patio
and spacious adjoining garden, while the elegant ballroom will accommodate the
latest technology. A dedicated and innovative meetings and banquet team is on
hand to personalize and customize any occasion.
With great appreciation for the needs and desires of the luxury
vacationer seeking outdoor adventure and inspiration, on property, guests can
choose from three swimming pools fronting the ocean or spa, beachfront water sports
on-site including kayaking, snorkeling and deep sea fishing, as well as use of
the private pier for yachts and sailboats. Beach goers can savor walks along the
long stretches of soft sand beach, or lounge along the oceanfront.
premises yet easily arranged, scuba divers can explore the world-class diving
along what is reputed the second largest barrier reef in the world, or opt for
adventure diving in sweet water cenotes. Other outdoor options are sailing, windsurfing,
horseback riding or golfing at a choice of three championship courses nearby.
With a dedicated space for their own exploration
and amusement, overlooking the awe-inspiring lagoons and mangrove, Young
Fans will find the Kids Club a welcome retreat with a range of activities
for children and teens. A more comprehensive program combining education and fun
is available for kids from ages 4 to 8.
Culture & Adventure
Those looking to explore the wondrous sites of an ancient land which flourished
thousands of years ago, impressive and significant Mayan archeological and cultural
sites are within easy reach. Discover Tulum, a Mayan sea port built in the 10th
century, with its fortress and more than 40 temples, buildings and ancient homes.
At Xcaret, explore Mayan ruins, swim with dolphins or snorkel through underwater
tunnels in an ancient sinkhole and interlocking lagoons. The famed archeological
site of Chichen-Itza features a well preserved ball court, the 75 foot El Castillo
pyramid, temple of jaguars and a sacred cenote. Coba, once the grandest city in
the Yucatan which today remains relatively unexcavated, has 6,000 visible ruins,
including Nohoch Mul, the tallest Mayan pyramid in northern Yucatan.
adventure seekers, a Mayan Encounter combines Mayan culture with off-track
adventure of zip-lining, rappelling and canoeing. Jungle Crossing
packages 4x4 trekking with snorkeling and kayaking, and Mayan Zip-Line And
More takes in a series of Mexicos acclaimed zip-lines over the jungle
and cenotes, biking through jungle paths, snorkeling in cenotes and a traditional
Mayan purification ceremony in a mystic cenote.
For more information
or enquiries, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning
owner and operator of some of the worlds most prestigious hotels and resorts,
currently operating 20 luxury hotels with a further 16 under development in Riviera
Maya, Mexico and Hainan Island, China (2007), Barcelona, Boston and Beijing (2008),
Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, Macau, Marrakech, Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman and
Costa Rica (2009) and Guangzhou, Taipei and Paris (2010). In total, Mandarin Oriental
now operates, or has under development more than 9,500 rooms in 21 countries with
16 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and seven in Europe and North Africa.