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A new Mayan-inspired look for Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal

A new Mayan-inspired look for Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has initiated a significant investment to update its offerings at Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal and added touches of the area’s unique Maya culture at select common areas throughout the resort. 

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Beginning in December, guests to the Riviera Maya property just steps from the beach will be able to enjoy an all-new sports bar, refurbished restaurants, and an updated Kids Club and theatre – each with 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. “With the firm purpose to meet every guest’s interests and needs, we continue working towards providing innovative gastronomic and entertainment offerings throughout our properties. 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.”

Mayan influence

Throughout the property, guests will find added Maya influence via updated colour palettes in décor at various venues and added Maya symbolism. For example, the unique patterns and gold colors of maiz, which played an essential role in Maya history, will be present throughout.

As part of the renovations, the on-site bar is set to re-open as a sports bar serving an American food menu in a more casual atmosphere. Though the sports bar will be inspired by the typical American sports bar ambiance, it will also pay homage to the most famous Maya sport, the Mesoamerican ballgame, with various touches in decor.

Secondly, the Italian and seafood on-site restaurants will undergo a complete restoration featuring Mexican-style decor and vibrant colors inspired by local art and culture. The decoration of the Italian restaurant will fuse Italian and Mexican elements. At the seafood restaurant, the brand will update its décor with inspiration from the blue tones characteristic of the Mexican Caribbean sea.

The property’s on site theatre will also be updated, mixing new, modern décor including Talavera ceramic columns, furniture with Maya symbolism, and the latest audiovisual technology. Lastly, the Kids Club will be fully renovated, fresh jungle hues will be included as well as jungle like murals and colours inspired by the Mexican architecture and culture, allowing for a more entertaining and complete environment for younger travellers.

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