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Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Opens

Andaz Hotels, a boutique luxury brand from Hyatt, made its Mexico debut on December 12 in Mayakoba, a luxury ecocomplex in Riviera Maya. The 214-room resort complements existing properties from Fairmont, Banyan Tree, and Rosewood set within the lagoon-laced Mayakoba grounds. Rooms and suite are minimalist in design with a few bold, traditional touches, such as Mexican cement tiles and Mayan decor (traditional masks, colorful textiles). The 41 suites come with private plunge pools; balconies or terraces overlook mangroves, gardens, lagoons, or the coast. Guests can choose from four restaurants, including two poolside, beachfront restaurants specializing in ceviche and tequila and tacos and craft beer. Treatments at the 10,000-square foot Naum spa draw on ancient Mayan healing traditions. Doubles from $300; Carretera Federal Cancun-Playa Del Carmen Km. 298, Quintana Roo, Mexico; 52-984/1490-1234;