Destino Xcaret to Launch Boutique Resort Development

Following the successful launch of Hotel Xcaret Mexico in 2017, Destino Xcaret is unveiling the brand’s first adults-only boutique resort development, La Casa de la Playa (Spanish for “the beach house”).

La Casa de la Playa will be home to a new dining destination, Tuch de Luna, by Chef Martha Ortiz, which will offer unique Mexican gastronomy. Renowned for her Mexican cuisine in both Mexico City and London, Chef Ortiz has been heralded for her take on inspired, modern flavors infused with the spirit of Mexico. In addition to Chef Ortiz, the new boutique property will also feature the culinary offerings of emerging talent Chef Alejandro Mendez who has worked alongside famed chef Alain Passard at his Michelin-star eatery, Arpege.

“Destino Xcaret continues to cement our reputation as a brand committed to excellence and celebrating the best of Mexico and La Casa de la Playa will represent the crown jewel of Mexican hospitality, providing the highest level of luxury, experience and service,” said Marcos Constandse, CEO of Destino Xcaret. “Beyond superior service standards and innovative entertainment programming, one of the boutique property’s defining characteristics is certain to be our authentically Mexican essence.”

La Casa de la Playa’s staff uniforms will be created by designer, Carla Fernández. Based in Mexico City, Carla Fernández’s eponymous fashion house features designs inspired by the geometrics of Mexico. The brand has gained international acclaim for its approach to preserving the cultural heritage of Mexico’s indigenous communities and transforming it into clothing, textiles and housewares. Fernández is one of 11 worldwide recipients of the Prince Claus Award based in Amsterdam, which recognises artists whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies.

“Partnering with visionary Mexican artists such as Martha Ortiz and Carla Fernandez represents a unique opportunity to enhance the guest experience and deliver on our promise of creating an experience like no other throughout Latin America,” said Constandse.

Following an investment of 85 million dollars (US), La Casa de la Playa, which is seeking EarthCheck Design Certification, will feature 63 suites with private plunge pools, categorised in three concepts: Nature, Fun and Wellness. The property will also house two pools, a spa, in-room spa services, mezcaleria, chocolate confectionery shop, wine cellar, library and multiple dining destinations.

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