Bahia Principe updates Akumal resort with major Mayan influences

MIAMI — Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has announced a major enhancement of the facilities and offerings at the Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal in Riviera Maya.

Starting in December, guests will be able to enjoy an all-new sports bar, refurbished restaurants and an updated Kids Club and theatre, each featuring new décor inspired by the area’s history.


“We are excited for our guests to experience the various updates taking place at Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal,” said Lluisa Salord, corporate commercial director of Grupo Piñero. “These updates in particular reflect our interest in better integrating the Mayan culture, so descriptive of Mexico, into our properties in the Riviera Maya complex.”

Throughout the property, guests will find added Maya influences and symbolism. For example, the unique patterns and gold colours of ‘maiz’, which played an essential role in Maya history, will be present throughout.

The on-site bar is set to reopen as a sports bar serving American cuisine in a more casual atmosphere. Though it will be inspired by the typical American sports bar, it will also pay homage to the most favour Maya sport – the Mesoamerican ballgame – with various touches in décor.

In addition, the Italian and seafood on-site restaurants will undergo a complete restoration featuring Mexican-style décor and colours inspired by local art and culture. In the Italian venue, guests will notice typical festival masks and pops of red, a colour that’s essential in both Italian and Mexican cuisines. In the seafood restaurant, updated décor will be inspired by the blue tones of the Mexican Caribbean sea.

The property’s on-site theatre will also be updated, combining modern décor and the latest audiovisual technology with furniture featuring Maya symbolism. Lastly, the Kids Club will be fully renovated with fresh jungle hues and jungle-inspired murals.

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