History & Vision

An Inspired Destination

The story of Mayakoba is entirely unique, serving as a global example of what can come from one unified, inspired design. The visionary behind Mayakoba is RLH Properties, a company that has long appreciated and preserved the deep respect for the environment and appreciation of the Mayan culture throughout the resort destination—a vision that has been carried out in each experience and detail of the master-planned community. Within the Mayakoba gates, four resorts showcase distinct personalities yet complement one another while preserving the landscape and local traditions. 

A Commitment to Sustainability

Recognized worldwide for its environmentally sensitive design, Mayakoba has ensured that 145 acres of mangrove area remain untouched to preserve wildlife habitat. A team of biologists on staff works to rehabilitate the coral reef and preserve the marine turtle population. These efforts have earned Mayakoba the Ulysses Prize for “Responsible Tourism Development” from the U.N. World Tourism Organization. Read More

Enlightened by Mayan Traditions

The history and culture of Riviera Maya inspire every aspect of the Mayakoba experience. Mayan traditions are incorporated into the ancient rituals and treatments offered at the four on-site resort spas. Local flavors enliven the culinary creations served at the community’s 26 restaurants. The mission-style architecture of El Pueblito town square inspires a truly authentic, community-driven Mexican experience. Explore El Pueblito

RLH Properties

RLH Properties is a leading Mexico City-based, publicly listed company focused on the acquisition, development and management of luxury and ultra-luxury hotels and resorts and associated branded residential product. Established in Mexico City in 2013, RLH Properties is funded primarily by pension funds, institutional investors, and Mexican family offices. RLH’s investment strategy focuses on AAA assets in unique locations with high entry barriers, in markets with low supply relative to current and potential demand, and partnerships with the finest internationally recognized hotel operators. RLH’s current portfolio includes Rosewood Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba, Four Seasons Mexico City, One&Only Mandarina, El Camaleón Mayakoba, Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, and One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. Additionally, RLH Properties has two projects currently under development: Rosewood Mandarina and Rosewood Residences Mandarina, set to open within the year 2024. Read More