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, Mexican family offices and the management team lead by Borja Escalada, CEO of the company. RLH’s current portfolio includes Rosewood Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba, Four Seasons Mexico City, Villa Magna, El Camaleón PGA golf course, Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, and One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. Additionally, RLH Properties has two projects currently under development: One&Only Mandarina and Rosewood Mandarina, set to open in the fourth quarter of 2020 and within the year 2023, respectively. Read More