Belmond’s Maroma reopens after an exceptional two-year renovation, bringing unique Mayan enchantment
August 11, 2023: Situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya in Mexico, Maroma is delighted to welcome guests back. After an extensive two-year renovation, the iconic Belmond Hotel, Maroma, is reborn as a lush oasis of Mayan culture and soothing ambiance. The space will offer elegantly redesigned 72 rooms, suites, and villas reflective of the Mayan vibe with local materials and craftsmanship. It has officially begun to accept guests in August.
Famed design studio, Tara Bernerd & Partners, breathed a new life into the space. The awe-inspiring designs and details came alive with the Mexican spirit. Over 700,000 hand-painted Jalisco clay tiles were made by ceramicist José Noé Suro for the guest rooms, while carpets made from a material resembling hemp were given by Henequen Textiles.
Guests will be greeted with lavish interior decor with exquisite details like handcrafted Oaxacan textiles, Guadalajara tiles, and traditional Yucatan doors.
Featuring four dining destinations, the focus of Maroma's gastronomic menu is centered on regional flavors, ingredients, and cuisines. The gastronomy restaurant Woodend by Curtis Stone is a collaboration between Belmond and the Michelin-starred Australian chef Curtis Stone. Inspired by the Yucatán Peninsula, dishes at the restaurant 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 hotel will continue its collaboration with Guerlain through the Maroma Spa by Guerlain. A holistic wellness retreat, 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.
Situated an hour away from the city of Cancun, within a lush cocoon of itself, the spectacular hotel gives an experience of authentic, warm Riviera Maya splendor, while admiring the panoramic views.
- By Pritha Debroy