AIC Hotel Group is launching UNICO Hotels, an adults-only, all-inclusive hotel brand designed to reflect each property’s locale and native culture.
The nomenclature will play on the latitude and longitude of each location with the first hotel, 20° 87°, a UNICO Hotel located in the Riviera Maya that’s scheduled to open in in the first quarter of 2017.
Signature guest experiences consistent in each hotel throughout the UNICO Hotels brand will include an in-room gallery with art to purchase from local artisans and an “Experience Room” where guests select their own beach gear and personalized in-room amenities sourced from local craftsman. Food and beverage offerings will include an on-site distillery or brewery incorporating ingredients from the region, as well as an annual rotating chef restaurant concept, with a focus on emerging talent.
UNICO Hotels will offer all guests a unique “Host” for their stay, replacing the traditional butler service. From arriving in a custom-scented lobby where guests are introduced to the Guest Experience App – which features information on each week’s activities – to gastronomy and libation mixology that foster a sense of regional celebration, every “touch point and interaction has been crafted and curated with an extraordinary list of unique features and options.”
Equal parts international outpost and local getaway, UNICO Hotels is about immersing guests through exclusively developed private excursions, such as exploring the region’s lesser known alcoves with local hosts to guided outings through local artists’ studios. On property, culturally inspired activities such as cooking classes taught by renowned local chefs and lectures held by experts in the area encourage immersion in the local culture.
UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya will feature 448 guestrooms with predominately ocean-views boasting plunge pool and double hydro spa tub options, a crafted mini bar, three pools each offering a unique experience, four globally infused gourmet restaurants and five bars and lounges, including a cigar lounge and two swim up bars. The wellness centre will feature a fitness facility, boasting specialty classes, a visiting instructor program and personal training sessions, in addition to a spa with 18 cabanas, hydrotherapy facilities with a plunge pool and Hammam, as well as steam and sauna room.
In addition, UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya will play host to experiential meetings and weddings, featuring an 11,600 sq. ft. ballroom, two breakout rooms and outdoor event space.