Cancun and the Riviera Maya are home to dozens of exceptional all-inclusive resorts, famous for their combination of luxury and lush natural surroundings.
However, a select few of these world-class resorts stand out thanks to their superior offerings in terms of service, amenities, and sheer beauty.
One such resort is the St. Regis Kanai Resort by Marriott, recently honored as one of the world’s top 100 resorts at the AHEAD 2023 Awards, along with other 4 resorts in Mexico.
Conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, St. Regis Kanai is celebrated for its stunning surroundings, just by the Sian Ka’an reserve and its glamorous suites inspired by Mayan architecture.
The prestigious recognition by Sleeper, a leading publication in the hospitality industry, comes after careful deliberation by an expert panel comprising architects, interior designers, hoteliers, and industry commentators.
When you consider that the resort just opened earlier this year, added to the number of magnificent resorts you can find in the region, it becomes clear that this achievement is nothing short of impressive.
@escoescapes The St. Regis Kanai is an architectural masterpiece beachside resort, set above a mangrove forest. We had outstanding service at this stunning hotel and wonderful food experiences. Refined and understated luxury in a serene setting. Check out the highlight for more details! 10/10 would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet getaway in Mexico 🇲🇽. #stregiskanai #rivieramaya #playadelcarmen #luxuryhotels ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
So, if you want to discover what makes the St. Regis Kanai Resort Riviera Maya one of the best resorts globally and what you can expect during your stay, read on!
The Perfect Blend Of Luxury & Nature
The fusion of luxury and sustainability, the quintessential ideal of a Mexican Caribbean resort, comes to life at the St. Regis Kanai Resort.
Crafted by architecture studio Edmonds International, the avant-garde design of the resort seamlessly integrates interlocking circular shapes into a mangrove forest, drawing inspiration from Mayan cosmology, specifically the Pleiades star cluster.
@diannacohen a seamless travel day to the dreamy @St. Regis Kanai that kicked off with a welcome saber ! 🍾 🗡️ #travel #stregis #riveramaya #resortlife #fyp ♬ original sound – Dianna Cohen
When designing the resort, Edmonds International went above and beyond to ensure minimal impact on the delicate mangrove ecosystem, using prefabricated elements and working closely with local environmental authorities.
Internationally acclaimed firm Chapi Chapo Design handled the resort’s interiors, following the philosophy of harmonizing architecture with nature.
Throughout the resort’s 124 suites, lobby, and various spaces, the design draws inspiration from both the resort’s natural surroundings and local architecture, employing materials such as walnut and limestone.
@nicolesims333 I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend Spring Break 2023 than the newest #StRegis property located in #rivieramaya, smack dab in between #Cancun and #Tulum. It just opened the middle of March…2 weeks before we arrived. I could go on and on about it beauty and the service but just take a look for yourself #oceanview#plungepool#champagne #sabragechampagne#stonework#modernarc hitecture#foliage#springbreak#cleanaestheti ♬ Vibes – ZHRMusic
As you explore the property, the seamless transition between natural spaces and lounge areas, pools, gardens, and even the spa becomes apparent, offering an immersive and relaxing experience in nature.
At the St. Regis Kanai Resort, guests can choose from nine unique room types across a collection of 124 guestrooms, 19 suites, and an exclusive Presidential Suite, all adorned with elegant furnishings inspired by Mayan art.
The romantic “Luxury Riviera” room features privileged ocean views, an outdoor bathtub, and a terrace, while the luxurious “Grand Luxe” suite offers a private plunge pool.
For a stay marked by sophistication and comfort, you can pick the “John Jacob Astor” suite, showcasing a king bed, plunge pool, and a corner room, or the spacious two-bedroom Presidential Suite with stunning ocean vistas.
Other amenities include a minibar, coffee and tea service, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, and many other perks.
Regardless of your chosen room, a standout feature is the St. Regis Signature Butler Service, ensuring a stay defined by the utmost comfort.
Exceptional Dining & Wellness Experiences
With five world-class international restaurants to choose from, the St. Regis Kanai Resort offers diverse and refined culinary experiences guaranteed to leave you craving more.
Take, for instance, the Middle-Eastern themed “Chaya” restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a selection of Mediterranean delicacies with a local flair, or “Riviera” offering excellent seafood complemented by beachfront views.
Mingle with other guests at The St. Regis Bar, a Fusion-Asian bar where you can enjoy drinks inspired by constellations in a chic setting.
Finally, no visit is complete without a retreat to the St. Regis Spa, where personalized treatments rooted in ancient Mayan astronomy await.
Partnering with Sothys Paris and utilizing local plants and herbs, the spa guarantees an immersive journey of rejuvenation and relaxation.
So, with such a collection of upscale amenities and exceptional service, added to a truly impressive design that blurs the lines between landscape and architecture, it’s no surprise why the St. Regis Kanai Resort Riviera Maya has earned this prestigious recognition.
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