Andaz Brand Enters Mexico

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, marking the first Mexico property for the lifestyle brand. The resort features six miles of freshwater canals surrounded by mangroves, lagoons, flora and fauna as well as tropical birds.

The 214 open layout guestrooms and suites overlook lagoons, mangrove and resort gardens, the golf course or the Caribbean coastline. The guestrooms and suites draw heavily from traditional crafts and iconography. The design of the rooms are grounded by an area rug crafted from a collection of locally produced Mexican cement tiles, as well as signature Mayan decor such as a traditional mask, Mayan huipil or colorful bird figure. The remainder of the room is minimalist in design with color tones inspired from natural terrain such as stone, sand and water.

There are four diverse restaurant concepts, featuring authentic cooking techniques. Cocina Milagro is the resort’s poolside open kitchen restaurant in the heart of the resort. Open exclusively for dinner, Casa Amate provides diverse Latin American cuisine. OllaTaco and OllaCeviche are the resort’s poolside, beachfront restaurants offering live entertainment and ocean views.

Elsewhere, there is a 10,000-sq.-ft. Naum Spa, housing six treatment rooms and providing a customized menu of services. In addition, there are five Andaz Studios for meeting and events, as well as the 6,000-sq.-ft. Balam ballroom.