The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai is now open in preview.
The property, which was created by Ian Schrager as a result of a partnership between Ian Schrager and Marriott International, is situated within a 620-acre nature reserve with two miles of white-sand beachfront. It is part of Kanai, a new luxury resort community in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai was designed with a minimal construction and environmental footprint to protect and preserve the area, which is known for its mangroves, lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches and the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef.
With interiors by Ian Schrager Company in collaboration with architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, and architecture by Edmonds International, the three main buildings that make up the resort converge in the architectural equivalent of a cenote, one of the area’s most famous natural wonders.
The property boasts 182 guestrooms, including 30 suites, with numerous rooms featuring plunge pools and terraces that provide stunning ocean or mangrove views. Additionally, it offers a one-of-a-kind Sky Rooftop Villa – the largest hotel penthouse in North America. This 27,000-square-foot super suite delivers ocean views through floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides, and features a mid-Olympic-size outdoor infinity pool, an expansive landscaped entertainment deck, and 16,000 square feet of interior space offering a living area, catering kitchen, guest kitchen, and five apartment-like suites each with their own plunge pool, jacuzzi and private terrace.
Other highlights of the Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai include:
- Restaurants helmed by two of Mexico’s most acclaimed and youngest chef-restaurateurs, Francisco “Paco” Ruano and Tomás Bermúdez,
- An exhibition of 80 black-and-white photos from authentic film strips by Gabriel Figueroa, a renowned Mexican cinematographer from the golden age of Mexican cinema
- The Spa, located in the main lobby building next to the fitness center, featuring hydrotherapy pools, a private outdoor pool, a Turkish hammam, infrared capsule room, and six indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite.
The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai also includes a Ballroom nestled amidst the mangroves, accommodating up to 450 guests across 10,545 square feet. The venue is bathed in natural light and features large terraces offering sea views. It can be partitioned into three smaller areas and comes equipped with cutting-edge multimedia technology and floor-to-ceiling glass. Additionally, the main building of the resort houses three smaller studios suitable for private board meetings.
Integral to The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai experience, sustainability and ecology are at the forefront of every aspect of the resort’s development and operation. The developed land comprises less than 10 percent of the 620-acre reserve, and the resort operations strive for the highest possible environmental and sustainable practices certified by and in compliance with the Mexican government.