Rosewood Mayakoba Revolutionizing Tourism Through Sustainable Initiatives

September 27, 2019

Riviera Maya, Mexico (September 27, 2019) - Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism, implementing incredibly extensive, eco-friendly conservation practices property-wide.  The five-star luxury resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.  From energy and water conservation to responsible, sustainable culinary practices, Rosewood Mayakoba is passionate about green hospitality.  It’s part of our DNA.

Sitting within a 1600-acre private development, our resort revolves around the protection of our natural mangroves, home to hundreds of indigenous flora and fauna.  Guests arrive to their suite via an electric boat, and they will utilize electric golf carts and bicycles throughout their stay.  All additional operational carts are hybrid vehicles with a minimal carbon footprint.  

We are proud of our environmentally-responsible culinary practices in the kitchen and beyond.  Rosewood Mayakoba is a certified Seafood Watch partner for our sustainable seafood purchasing practices.  As part of the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch is one of the world’s most respected seafood advisory organizations.  Chef Juan Pablo Loza, spearheading the resort’s robust food & beverage programming, has also been recognized by the government of Mexico as an Ambassador of Sustainable Seafood.  Chef Loza is passionate about clean culinary practices, focuses on healthy, whole foods of high quality and taste, and was responsible for debuting the resort’s organic garden, featuring an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, served to guests in each of our restaurants and bars.  

The resort also has a multi-faceted “Green Operations” program for trash, water and energy practices far surpassing the basics of recycling - from our elimination of Styrofoam and significant reduction of single use plastic to the removal of all plastic straws.   We utilize water filters across the resort - providing guests with recycled aluminum bottles in place of plastic – and our bathroom amenities are provided to our guests in large, refillable bottles.  All of our water used at Rosewood Mayakoba is obtained from a natural well and is then filtered through a practice called inverse osmosis. We also recycle the “gray” water from our guest rooms and laundry services in an in-house treatment plant – this water is then used for landscape irrigation.  

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 129 suites and seven private villas with plunge pools, 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, Rosewood Explorers® 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 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 20 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. 

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