JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa Reimagines Its Guestrooms

Courtesy of JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., completed JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa’s renovation. It included an extensive transformation of all 447 ocean-facing guestrooms and suites.

Martha Gaos and Claudia Gonzalez of G+G Interiorismo reimagined the interiors of JW Marriott Cancun incorporating modern techniques and traditional elements. Warm sand tones are punctuated with pops of bright turquoise reflecting the Mexican Caribbean waters.

The hotel is influenced by the culture of the destination—furnished with pieces from traditional Mayan designs, including Mexican textiles and reclaimed wood accents adorned with carved drawings. This is a tribute to the cross-stitched embroidery usually found in garments worn by the ancient Yucatan people. A closer look reveals intricate designs embellished with native symbols, including hummingbirds (sacred in Mayan mythology), quetzals (local birds), four-petal flowers, snail fossils, amate bark paintings derived from Mexican folk art, and other emblems common in knitting patterns of local huipiles (indigenous garments).

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Local artisans made the herringbone-patterned floors with traditional materials, while the hotel’s redesigned bedrooms and bathrooms feature marbled, aerial-view images indicative of the Mexican cenotes(natural sinkholes) as a focal point. The 74 redesigned suites incorporate ‘wood screw’, a type of indigenous wood commonly used in the Yucatan Peninsula, along with architectural light fixtures, sand-colored curtains, and textured rugs in muted tones, reminiscent of the coral reefs. Other facets of the renovation include modern bathrooms with freestanding soaking tubs, rainfall showers, dual sinks and granite vanity tops featuring chrome detailing.

JW Marriott Cancun’s 4,000 square-foot Presidential Suite is saturated with light and features floor-to-ceiling windows, a full kitchen and airy dining room, and is complete with oak detailing and ceramic tiles curated by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

The renovated hotel was recently part of a new app. Portal To Paradise allows users to “walk” through Marriott resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico, showcasing 360-degree views of the properties.

For more information, visit www.marriott.com/jw-marriott/travel.mi

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