St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has opened a new luxury property suspended above a mangrove forest in Mexico’s Riviera Maya ideal for incentive groups.
Designed with a minimal construction footprint aimed at protecting the natural reserve, The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya features a unique circular exterior design inspired by the constellation Pleiades, with the different elements of the hotel connected by elevated walkways and unrivalled ocean views from nearly every vantage point.
Inspired by the neighbouring 620-acre nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Sian Ka’an Reserve, the hotel was designed by Mexican architectural firm Edmonds International with interiors by Chapi Chapo Design.
Floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the mangroves give way to lush gardens and an expansive outdoor lawn with direct access to two miles of white sand beach.
Guests are greeted by a multi-story open air water installation leading into the main lobby, while the hotel’s 124 rooms and 19 suites feature contemporary interiors accented with bespoke elements including custom furniture and artwork from local artisans.
All rooms at the St. Regis Kanai come with the brand’s signature butler service and there are eight on-site dining options.
The signature restaurant TORO by Chef Richard Sandoval is a bar and restaurant with a Latin-inspired menu; Chaya has a menu that combines local ingredients with Eastern Mediterranean culinary elements; the beachfront Riviera blends the South of France with the Mayan Riviera; and The Library is a tea and chocolate salon.
Additional venues include the intimate St. Regis Bar; Jack’s Club, a hidden speakeasy; Pik Nik, a grab-and-go deli; and The Beach Club serving light bites.
Additional facilities include the St. Regis Spa, Athletic Club gym and, as well as indoor and outdoor event space. From the expansive Astor Ballroom to the Great Lawn, the resort can accommodate up to 600 guests for a range of events from meetings to celebrations.