Conrad opens new luxury beachfront resort in Tulum – Robb Report
Tulum, Mexico has no shortage of cutting-edge luxury boutique hotels, but the coastal region has few big resorts – and almost none of international names – that manage to offer both high-end hospitality and to honor the rich cultural heritage of the region. But Conrad Hotels & Resorts is changing that.
With that first look, Robb Reporting May reveal that luxury brand Hilton, which currently manages 40 properties across five continents, will open the Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya on January 15 in a bid to give travelers a taste of the “real” Tulum.
“The hotel in its design and the experience it offers offers a return to the true identity of Tulum through a unique modern expression,” said hotel manager Javier Martinez. Robb Report.
Located eight miles north of downtown on a secluded bay, the 349-room beachfront sanctuary immerses guests in the distinctive landscape. You are surrounded by tropical jungle and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, with hidden cenotes and colorful wildlife just waiting to be discovered. The hotel itself is a smart take on Mayan architecture that pays homage to the environment with natural fabrics and materials. A highlight is the breathtaking macrame installation in the lobby which includes some 7,058 separate cords. Elsewhere, you can expect monumental wooden doors carved by local artisans and hand-painted life-size jaguar murals in every bathroom.
Speaking of rooms, each offers panoramic ocean views via floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as stylish furnishings and all the expected comforts. Ground floor rooms have a plunge pool while upper rooms have a private balcony with a relaxation tub. Guests looking for more space can upgrade to a suite that has a living room, dining space for eight, and a master bathroom with tub and rain shower.
Another highlight of the hotel is the spa which allows guests to experience the country’s culture while improving their well-being. Nestled in lush mangroves and inspired by legends of Mayan gods, the spa offers treatments that combine traditional Mexican herbalism and healing techniques with modern science and technology. The Mayan Manteada, for example, involves an ancient massage technique in which shawls are tied around the waist to relax and realign the body. The hotel also has a shaman on-site to perform ancient rituals like the “Purifying Recognition” and “Sacred Cenote” ceremonies.
Throughout their stay, guests can also partake in an array of other activities, from snorkeling and kayaking to lounging by one of the five pools. The hotel also has the largest and only event center in Tulum, which can be used for weddings, parties, conventions, conferences and more on the beach.
The hotel also offers great dining options. There are a total of five restaurants that run the gamut, from a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant helmed by Chef Jeraí Miranda to a Teppanyaki joint that combines classic Japanese and Southeast Asian techniques with local ingredients and styles. The six bars, meanwhile, offer regional spirits and refreshing tropical cocktails, as well as fine wines. If all that doesn’t fill you up, Tulum’s legendary local cuisine is just a stone’s throw away.
“The hotel is unique in its multitude of options for those seeking different types of experiences both on-site and in the larger destination of Tulum,” adds Martinez. Rooms start at $700 a night, suites at $1,000.
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