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Maroma, a Belmond Hotel.
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Belmond Pushes Back Reopening of Riviera Maya Resort  

By: Alexander Britell - April 24, 2023

Belmond has pushed back the highly-anticipated reopening of its Maroma, a Belmond Hotel in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. 

The transformed luxury resort, parent company LVMH’s only hotel property in the Mexican Caribbean, had initially been set to reopen on May 25

Now, the reopening date has been pushed back to Aug. 3, according to Belmond’s Web site. 

The 63-room resort has been undergoing a large-scale renovation and transformation project led by designer Tara Bernerd. 

That includes the addition of 10 new waterfront suites. 

The resort has also stepped up its wellness program with a new spa partnership with Guerlain, while the culinary program is now led by top Mexican Chef Daniel Camacho. 

It will be one of just two Guerlain spas in the wider region, joining another LVMH-portflio hotel, the Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France in St Barth. 

Belmond La Samanna, the company’s resort on the French side of St Martin.

The resort is one of three Belmond hotels in the wider Caribbean, along with Belmond La Samana on the French side of St Martin and Belmond Cap Juluca on Maundays Bay in Anguilla. 

LVMH acquired the Belmond brand back in 2018; Maroma is the company’s first major redesign of a Belmond resort since the purchase. 

The Maroma revamp is part of a new luxury push on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a region better know for its large all-inclusives than its ultra-luxe hotels.  

Marriott Riviera Maya Resort St Regis
The new St Regis Kanai in the Riviera Maya, part of a growing luxury offering on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.

That’s beginning to change, though, with the recent opening of the first-ever St Regis in the Mexican Caribbean (the new St Regis Kanai Riviera Maya), and the expected opening of the Caribbean’s first-ever Edition hotel in the area later this year. 

They are joined by the new Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, that opened in the Riviera Maya last year. 

For more, visit Belmond

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