The global industry leader design magazine, Interior Design has selected Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort’s Cenote Spa as winner of the Best of Year 2015 project award. It was designed by the Sordo Madaleno Group. This 6,000 square-foot spa is renowned for its originality, concept and innovation. It was picked from five finalists from around the world!
Just this past fall I rappelled into a cenote in the Yucatan on a spa press trip to snorkel and it was truly exhilarating. Cenotes are an important geological feature found in the Yucatan Peninsula that are believed by Maya people to cleanse and purify the soul. Cenote Spa captures the serenity and beauty of these iconic freshwater sinkholes in its design through a combination of intricate stonework detail, dramatic lighting and soothing textures. The impressive Cenote-shaped architecture of the facility invites guests to experience true relaxation and boasts subdued tones, a rich color palate, tall ceilings and natural décor to complement the vibrant green of the surrounding protected mangrove jungle.  
“We are honored to have partnered with Sordo Madaleno Group, resulting in this prestigious design award,” said Juan Mercadante, general manager of Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort. “Cenote Spa is an extraordinary feature of our resort, offering one-of-a-kind meditation and rejuvenation opportunities for our guests and visitors. We pride ourselves in the unique, culturally-influenced design of our facilities and this award is a perfect example of how we strive to create top-notch experiences for our guests.”
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort and Cenote Spa opened along the iconic Mamitas Beach, in the heart of vibrant Playa del Carmen, on June 15, 2015. The spa offers an array of signature services, inspired by Maya culture, and features eight treatment rooms and specialty facilities including hydrotherapy stations, a eucalyptus steam room, fiber optic chromotherapy showers, a replicated Cenote relaxation area and spacious fitness center.