JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, completed the renovation of JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, which included the transformation of all 447 ocean-facing guestrooms and suites.
Martha Gaos and Claudia Gonzalez of G+G Interiorismo re-envisioned the interiors of JW Marriott Cancun.
Influenced by the culture of the destination, the hotel is furnished with pieces that incorporate traditional Mayan designs, including authentic Mexican textiles and reclaimed wood accents adorned with carved drawings, paying homage to the cross-stitched embroidery typically found in garments worn by the Yucatan people. A closer look reveals designs embellished with native symbols, including hummingbirds (sacred in Mayan mythology), quetzales (local birds), four-petal flowers, snail fossils, amate bark paintings derived from Mexican folk art, and other emblems common in knitting patterns of local huipiles (indigenous garments).
Local artisans created the herringbone-patterned floors using traditional materials, while the hotel's redesigned bedrooms and bathrooms have marbled, aerial-view images indicative of the Mexican cenotes (natural sinkholes) as a focal point. The 74 redesigned suites incorporate “wood screw”, 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 the bathrooms with freestanding soaking tubs, rainfall showers, dual sinks and granite vanity tops with chrome detailing.
JW Marriott Cancun's 4,000 square-foot Presidential Suite is flooded with light and has floor-to-ceiling windows, a full kitchen and airy dining room, and is complete with oak detailing and ceramic tiles curated by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.
The hotel's updated Club 91, located on the 14th floor, has navy blue and olive-hued chairs in combination with coral reef ceiling décor. Club 91 also has new interactive culinary experiences and open communal table concepts.
Christopher Calabrese is the GM of JW Marriott Cancun.