Banyan Tree has opened its
third property in Mexico.
Hacienda Xcanatun, located 15 minutes from the centre
of Merida, 10 minutes from the archaeological zone of
Dzibilchaltķn, and 20 minutes from the beaches of Puerto Progreso,
will be operated by Banyan Tree's Angsana brand.
Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana presents a
contemporary interpretation of the legendary Yucatan (henequenera)
Haciendas - large agricultural estates of the 18th century amidst
henequen agave plants.
Inspired by Yucatan culture, the ruins of
the original structure have been preserved. Pre-Hispanic and
modern elements are incorporated throughout the new design and the
feeling of tranquility is apparent throughout. The
refreshing experience includes 18 renovated suites designed by
renowned Mexican architectural firm Estudio 240.
The flagship restaurant Casa de Piedra is helmed
by esteemed chef Paloma Ponce. It offers a culinary experience
dating back to the origins of the region, inspired by French
techniques combined with a distinctively Mexican touch.
The Spa by Angsana focuses on aromatherapy and the use
of natural ingredients combined with traditional Asian
wellbeing treatments from the renowned Banyan Tree Spa Academy.
ďMexico is the gateway to luxury tourism in the
American continent, and we are delighted to be part of this
opportunity, and operate a property like Hacienda Xcanatun. This
is our first property managed by Angsana in the country, and we
are proud to bring the brand to this terrestrial paradise in the
Yucatan Peninsula,Ē said Mr Peter Hechler, Banyan Tree Hotels &
Resorts SAVP and Head of Regional Operations Middle East,
Europe, North Africa & Americas.
The property is a
part of the Comisaria Meridana de Xcanatun. It will support
projects dedicated to inclusion and community collaboration and
preserve the natural flora and fauna with a garden for iguanas,
coatimundis, herons and a diverse array of birds.