Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Celebrates Official Grand Opening with Mayan Jungle-Themed Party

Over 500 Guests Attended the Grand Opening Party Including Actress Poppy Delevingne

RIVIERA MAYA, MX. October 4, 2017 – Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, the newest resort within the eco-destination of Mayakoba, hosted over 500 guests last night at their official grand opening party. Notable guests included members of the international media, travel agents and travel industry professionals, socialites from Mexico and the United States as well as actress, Poppy Delevingne.

Also in attendance were executives from Mayakoba’s ownership, OHL Desarrollos and RLH Properties as well as representatives from Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Executives mingled with VIP guests and media at the party which celebrated the resort’s opening this year and served as the closing event to ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) Americas conference.

The celebration began with an Andaz Salon event at Casa Amate, the resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, featuring the Andaz Mayakoba’s architect, Ronald Zurcher, where guests learned about the property’s cultural and nature-inspired design. The night continued poolside with a Mayan jungle-themed party that featured a number of theatrical performances including traditional Mayan ceremonies, fire dancers, aquatic performances as well as cultural programming such as the resort’s signature and award-winning Frida’s Wardrobe experience where guests were invited to get an inside look into the life and styling of famed Mexican artist, Frida Khalo. There was an abundance of local cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Vincent Wallez and his talented culinary team as well as live demonstrations from the resort’s resident Tacologist. With an array of food stations found throughout the party, guests enjoyed handmade crepes, paella, ceviche, fresh salsas and tacos al pastor and an extravagant candy bar filled with Mexican treats. Guests drank exotic cocktails and danced to music spun by international DJ Jared Dietch.

“We are thrilled to officially celebrate the grand opening of our beautiful resort. Since debuting earlier this year, we have welcomed guests from around the world and their positive response has been overwhelming, ” said General Manager Lin Schatz. “On behalf of Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, I would like to thank all those who have made our opening year a success. We look forward to welcoming many more travelers into the Andaz Mayakoba family for years to come.”

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About Andaz Mayakoba Resort Rivera Maya

The newest addition to idyllic Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba Resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico invites guests to a hidden paradise – a place where style meets nature in an innovative hospitality experience. The resort’s breathtaking design reflects the native Mayan culture and features 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites. Stimulating upscale experiences entertain guests, whether immersing in a lushly preserved mangrove environment, sunbathing in one of two outdoor pools, relaxing in the 10, 000-square-foot Naum Wellness and Spa, experiencing the state-of-the-art Kimbo Kid’s Club, or unwinding on the pristine white sanded Caribbean beach. Additionally, four unique restaurants and bars offer the distinguished culinary experiences for which Andaz® hotels are known for, and all with stunning views of the pools, lagoon, and ocean. Andaz Mayakoba Resort brings to life locally inspired and indigenous experiences and authentic Mexican hospitality. For more information, please visit andazmayakoba.com and follow at facebook.com/andazmayakoba, twitter.com/andazmayakoba, and instagram.com/andazmayaoba.mx.

About Andaz

Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz hotels weave the sights, sounds and tastes of their surroundings into each property for an experience that truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of each local destination. Through personalized, unscripted service, Andaz creates a barrier-free environment where guests are encouraged to explore their personal sense of style and become inspired by the spirit of the culture around them. Sixteen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.

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