Ultra-luxury hotel Riviera Maya Edition opens in Mexican Caribbean

The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai is now open, bringing an individualized and one-of-a-kind hospitality experience to the Mexican Caribbean.

A partnership between Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the new property is situated within a 620-acre nature reserve with two miles of pristine white-sand beachfront, engulfed by a forest of mangroves and tropical flora.

Set within Kanai, a new luxury resort community in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the latest Edition was designed with a minimal construction and environmental footprint to protect and preserve the area renowned for its mangroves, lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches and the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef.

About the property

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.

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.

The classic neutral Edition palette within the property’s rooms and suites, uses materials that pull in the embroidery and patterning techniques from the region to ensure that the local culture is honored throughout.

In every guestroom, light and airy materials and colours create a calm oasis. Slatted wood paneling, reminiscent of the screens in the lobby but on a finer and more delicate scale, enclose the large bathrooms, entered through five-foot-wide sliding doors, ensuring the bath and living spaces flow into one another. Custom four-poster beds, bespoke lighting, nightstands and a curved sofa create an intimate sleeping area and allow the furniture to segment the large-scale space and create softness.

Additional hotel amenities include:

  • a mid-Olympic-size outdoor infinity pool
  • a pool bar with a selection of health-conscious selection of food items
  • two signature restaurants, helmed by top Mexican chefs Francisco “Paco” Ruano and Tomás Bermúdez
  • a spa with six indoor-outdoor treatment rooms
  • a ballroom accommodating up to 450 guests

For more information on the property, visit www.editionhotels.com/riviera-maya