Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Taking cues from the centuries old customs of the Mayan people who once inhabited the region, the design creates an authentic and intimate experience that embraces the culture and ecology of the site. From the resort entrance off the main highway, stone roads grow narrow opening to an open-air sanctuary building. Inspired by local cenotes, natural swimming holes formed by the collapse of limestone bedrock found in the area, the sanctuary gives a breathtaking and regionally-specific first impression for guests. While the elegant pillars that support the towering porte cochere mimic the angled roots of mangrove trees, a shallow circular pool located in the center of the lobby reflects the sky through the open ceiling above. The 214 guest rooms and suites are housed in low buildings carefully sited on the delicate limestone crust of the peninsula or beachfront. Bursting with amenities, the car-free destination hosts a Naum spa, fitness and recreational areas, three outdoor pools, a beach club, branded residential, four restaurants, biking trails, and boat access to suites.

With a strong foothold in restoration and preservation practices, EDSA created artistic outdoor spaces and authentic experiences that create a community meeting place for Mayakoba, activating neighborhoods and markets.

Project Details

Quintana Roo, Mexico
OHL Huaribe, S.A. de C.V.
Master Planning
Detailed Design
Construction Administration
13.5 Hectares