Edition’s First Caribbean Property Debuts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Marriott International has announced the soft opening of The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai. The property marks the company’s first Edition resort in the Mexican Caribbean. Situated within a 620-acre nature reserve with two miles of beachfront, the property rises up from a forest of mangroves.

Set within Kanai, a new luxury resort community in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the latest Edition was designed with a minimal construction and environmental footprint to protect and preserve the area renowned for its mangroves, lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, beaches and the Mesoamerican Reef. The property has 182 guestrooms, including 30 suites, with numerous rooms offering plunge pools and terraces that provide ocean or mangrove views. Other facilities include a lagoon-style pool and beach club.

The Sky Rooftop Villa, the largest on property at 27,000 square feet, offer ocean views through floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides, with a mid-Olympic-size outdoor infinity pool and an expansive landscaped entertainment deck. Interior space comprises a living area, catering kitchen, guest kitchen and five apartment-like suites, each with its own plunge pool, jacuzzi and private terrace. The flexible living and entertainment area is flanked by integrated reflecting pools with an infinity edge. A covered outdoor terrace, accessed through full-height sliding glass doors, transforms the floor into a space for large private events. An adjacent uncovered terrace of the same size leads to an outdoor raised private swimming pool with an infinity edge, creating a waterfall on one end, while a sunken garden lounge on the prow of the pool deck offers views of the ocean.

The signature restaurant, KI’IS has a menu inspired by regional flavors with a focus on the sea and the Mexican vegetable pantry, especially that of the Yucatan Peninsula. Edition’s beach club restaurant, SO’OL, focuses on seafood, such as fresh oysters, clams, aguachiles and raw fish. Adjacent to the beach club and pool is a private pier with 10 lounge-style cabanas offering direct access to the ocean. The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai also houses Kitchen at Edition, an all-day dining experience serving a breakfast-into-brunch menu as well as dinner. Accessible beyond the Lobby Bar and overlooking the nearby pool and ocean, Kitchen at Edition serves classic Mexican dishes as well as a selection of shellfish, ceviches and the famous Yucatan street-style stew cochinita. Flanking the lagoon-sized pool and adjacent to the main lobby building is the Pool Bar, offering a health-conscious selection of food items.

The Spa is located in the main lobby building, next to the fitness center. The central spa lounge sits directly beneath the bamboo yoga dome structure and water landscape. The Spa offers six indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite, besides hydrotherapy pools, a private outdoor pool, Turkish hammam and infrared capsule room.

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