ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA PROVIDES AN AUTHENTIC TASTE OF MEXICO WITH LAUNCH OF NEW MEZCAL-INSPIRED LINE FOR GUESTS

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA PROVIDES AN AUTHENTIC TASTE OF MEXICO WITH LAUNCH OF NEW MEZCAL-INSPIRED LINE FOR GUESTS
Resort Enlists Local Mezcaleros to Introduce Traditional Agave Spirits to Travelers 

Riviera Maya, Mexico (September, 2017) – Rosewood Mayakoba, the award-winning resort nestled in the lush enclave of the Riviera Maya, has partnered with Mezonte, a non-profit organization that supports and preserves the production of traditional agave spirits in Mexico, to introduce a selection of native, mezcal-inspired amenities to guests.  Provided in room upon check-in, guests will receive a regional “mezcal” – also known as raicilla and tuxca, among other names – reflecting the community in which it was created, along with details about its history, cultivation and importance to the region.  Unavailable commercially, each offering is handmade by a master distiller in the spirit’s traditional form, using recipes passed down for generations. 

“These time-honored mezcales reflect the hard work and union of the families involved in their cultivation, and we are humbled to share their rich history and narrative with our guests,” said Daniel Scott, Managing Director of Rosewood Mayakoba.  “We want every guest to have the opportunity to taste and savor each spirit, and to leave Rosewood Mayakoba with a better understanding of its heritage and importance to their local community.”

As part of the new program, Rosewood Mayakoba is featuring the products of five master mezcaleros from the surrounding regions, including Hildegardo “Japo” Joya of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco; Santos Juarez of Tolimán, Jalisco; Macario Partida of Zapotitlán de Vadillo, Jalisco; Emilio “Pechuga” Vieyra of Bonito, Michoacán; and Lorenzo Virgen of Chancuellas, Jalisco.  Each artisan’s unique perspective of distilling agave is emphasized, highlighting their hands-on approach to the craft.

In keeping with Rosewood Mayakoba’s philosophy of delivering immersive, locally-relevant programs and amenities, guests can learn about the history of each master mezcalero and the process and importance of mezcal production to the region.  In addition, travelers are provided with all the ingredients needed to mix their own, locally-inspired agave cocktail, from a Carajito featuring espresso coffee, sugar and cinnamon to a Jalisco Tonic complete with grapefruit juice, tonic water and brown sugar.

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Rosewood Mayakoba Brings an Authentic Taste of Mexico to Guests with New Mezcal Partnership

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Guests can enjoy their agave on site, or can bring it home to share with family and loved ones once their vacation comes to a close.  To learn more about Rosewood Mayakoba and its various offerings, visit www.rosewoodmayakoba.com.

 

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About Rosewood Mayakoba

Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 130 suites and 6 villas with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, fine dining at Casa del Lago and Punta Bonita, Rose Buds® for children, and Sense® spa, which is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. The resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has recently been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification. 

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 17 new hotels under development.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its number of hotels in operation by 2020.        

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