There’s a Stunning New Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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Auberge Resorts Collection has opened its second hotel property in the Caribbean: the new Etéreo on the Riviera Maya of Mexico. 

And it’s immediately right at the top of the Mexican Caribbean’s luxury class. 

The new resort is set on nine oceafront acres within the Kanai development. 

The resort has a total of 75 oceanfront accommodations, ranging from 875-square-foot studios to nearly 4,000-square-foot penthouse suites. 

Each unit has floor to ceiling glass doors, along with private plunge pools, hot tubs and sky-deck roof terraces. 

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Every unit has its own plunge pool.

The resort has five eateries, two pools; an events lawn, a kids; club and a broad white-sand beach. 

New York-based design studio Meyer Davis curated “every space” at the property, which also features a backdrop of work by the late, celebrated Mexican artist Manuel Felguerez. 

The culinary program infuses traditional Mayan with modern Mexican cuisine, according to Auberge; the highlight is Itzam, an eatery wrapped around the trunk of an ancient tree; that’s along with eateries like the poolside Nikkei-inspired Pixán and El Changarro, a toes-in-the-sand beach spot. 

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And because it’s Auberge, there’s naturally a signature spa: in this case, Sana, a “spa sanctuary promoting the art of living well through sensory pleasures, holistic therapies, and the active manipulation of energy.”

Auberge says it’s the first spa worldwide to use organic, wild-crafted Circe Brujeria de Origen skincare products.

The project was developed by GIM Desarrollos, the Mexico City-based real estate developer. 

While the Riviere Maya has seen an explosion of hotel development in recent decades, the vast majority of that growth has come in the all-inclusive space, with much of that development focused on mid to upscale resorts — not luxury properties. 

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Inside a room.

That makes Etéreo a particularly dramatic debut: adding the Auberge brand to the area and a new level of luxury design to the Caribbean coast of Mexico. 

It joins one other Auberge property in the Caribbean: Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection in Anguilla.

For more, visit Etéreo

— CJ