The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai

Laid-back luxuriousness redefined

The ripple effect of Ian Schrager’s singular brand of hospitality lands in one of the chicest luxury communities in coastal Mexico with the opening of The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai. Drawing inspiration from the region, particularly the presumed asteroid impact that occurred here, the company’s first property in the region employs sleek architecture that mimics the shape of a wave. At its heart lies a yoga deck constructed from bamboo materials. From this central point, the architecture gracefully undulates outward, playfully alluding to the nature that influenced its design.

Designed by Edmonds International, adjacent to the architects' neighboring St. Regis property, Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai presents an assortment of personalized, tailored and distinct location-centric details. The brand's alluring style is skillfully juxtaposed against the backdrop of regional marvels, such as cenotes—numerous spaces within the property feature cascading plants reminiscent of tree roots in a limestone sinkhole. Yet, the execution is seamless, skillfully preserving EDITION’s essence while subtly incorporating the local touch.

Ultimately, what sets this property apart from similar properties in the area is the unique cultural blend the hotel brings. With 182 guest rooms and suites, five dining venues and a spa, the Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai seamlessly merges Tulum's laid-back charm with the opulence of barefoot luxury.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The culinary experience at The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai revolves around a host of delicious options, including a couple led by two of Mexico’s most accomplished chefs, Francisco "Paco" Ruano (KI’IS) and Tomás Bermúdez (SO’OL Beach Club).
  • With its Sky Rooftop Villa, the EDITION boasts one of the largest rooftop villas in the Americas. The palatial unit spans 27,000 square feet and features five bedrooms. The villa comes with posh touches such as a mid-Olympic infinity pool, a landscaped entertainment deck, a guest kitchen and catering kitchen, and a plunge pool for every bedroom.
  • The property prominently showcases various elements of local and Mexican culture, incorporating images from the nation’s golden age of film, local pottery and ceramics. Even the iconic EDITION pool table is designed in a lime green color to align with the overall aesthetics.
  • The EDITION's spa reflects the natural beauty of cenote caverns and the jungle foliage with six treatment rooms named after white flowers and a menu of holistic treatments featuring flora-rich therapies.
  • A raised dock, adorned with knitted nets, extends over the bay, offering a leisurely space to stroll and swim further into the sea. This chic, French Riviera-style atmosphere is also reflected in the poolside areas and The Pool Bar.

Things to Know

  • Situated within a 620-acre private reserve alongside one other hotel, the St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya, the EDITION invites guests to savor dining experiences across the entire expanse. Yet despite their proximity, each hotel operates independently.
  • The hotel gym is equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and a spin studio.
  • The meeting and event spaces at the EDITION offer abundant natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere for gatherings that can accommodate up to 450 guests.
  • Wedged in a private secluded corner, this tranquil beachside location provides access to the Caribbean's serene waters and an impressive expanse of sand.

24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Paseo Kanai 14, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77730
CUN (26-50 min)  
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