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CANCUN — JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has debuted its new-look accommodations, with multimillion dollar renovations to all 447 of the hotel’s ocean-facing guestrooms and suites.
Local artisans created the herringbone-patterned floors using 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 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.
Additional renovation highlights include modern, oversized bathrooms with freestanding soaking tubs, luxurious rainfall showers, dual sinks, and granite vanity tops featuring chrome detailing that deliver an elevated look and feel.
Meanwhile the hotel’s 4,000-square-foot Presidential Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a full kitchen and dining room and is complete with oak detailing and ceramic tiles.
“The JW Marriott Cancun sits within one of the most beautiful destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, and our new room interiors complement the natural beauty our guests have grown to know and love,” says General Manager and Vice President Christopher Calabrese. “The detail is truly impeccable, and the elevated design, paired with authentic touches like the Mayan cross-stitching, pays homage to Cancun’s history and culture. Opening our guests up to the world around them is one of the most authentic travel experiences they can have.”
Designed to meet the expectations of next-generation leisure travellers, the hotel’s updated Club 91, located on the 14th floor, has a mod-style that sets the scene for relaxation and socializing, he adds. The new space boasts navy blue and olive-hued chairs in combination with coral reef ceiling décor. Club 91 also showcases new interactive culinary experiences and open communal table concepts, encouraging guests to mix and mingle.
JW Marriott Cancun is also shaking things up with its new ‘150 Margaritas’ menu at the JW Lobby Bar. Described as a ‘passion project’ for the team’s expert mixologists and skilled tequila connoisseurs, the menu features 150 margaritas, subdivided into four categories: Classic, Modern, Fusion and Exotic. Cocktails are crafted using silver, reposado and añejo varieties of tequila, as well as mescal, with special varieties infused with exotic ingredients such as black tea, beetroot and serrano chili peppers.