Fairmont Mayakoba Resort

Playa del Carmen, QROO, Mexico

Talley Associates

Three Architecture

The Fairmont Mayakoba Resort is located on the beautiful Southern Yucatan Peninsula. The resort houses a 320 key hotel, a 16,000 SF Willow Stream Spa and 30 beachfront villas. Through the master planning effort, it was conceived with an environmental emphasis – preservation of place, place the guest in the natural surroundings of the Yucatan, and create a light footprint on the land.

Mangroves, the reason for the sensational water quality of the Yucatan, were preserved and are the natural focus. Upon arrival the guest experiences nature as valets initially escort guests to their ‘room in the jungle’. Villas are located within and on canal edges with plunge pools directly linked to canals. Great discovery pools, spatially separated, give variety to the guest experience. The most innovative master planning feature is giving a traditional convention hotel of this size and magnitude, a private guest experience of a luxury villa.