YOUR NEXT VACATION SORTED - WALDORF ASTORIA DELIVERS A SUBLIME JEWEL IN CANCUN
Waldorf Astoria Cancun is a shimmering oceanside luxury resort set amongst verdant-green mangroves and just 15 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Our 173 luxurious rooms and suites combine elegance and refinement, each with a private balcony and soaking tub. Relax along the 100 acres of picturesque private beaches, in a cabana by one of our two pools, find solace in our 21-room spa and salon, indulge at first-class restaurants and drink in bars with menus crafted by consummate connoisseurs.
Hilton recently delivered the highly anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Cancun, the 173-room luxury resort set among the verdant mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula, offering panoramic ocean views, world-class dining, and destination-worthy wellness offerings. The opening of Waldorf Astoria Cancun marks the 200th hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America for Hilton, as well as the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Mexican Caribbean and second in the country.
Envisioned by world-renowned hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the resort’s interiors offer a unique interpretation of Cancun’s natural wonders, creating an other-worldly sense of place where every element feels symbolic, every design tells a story, and every space has meaning. Textured glass, inlaid pearl shell accents, metal trim, cove lighting, and illuminated crystal are among the details creating a refined luxury haven. A connection to nature is drawn through modern lines, repetitive patterns, and undulating forms that mimic the sea.
Among standout details is the signature Waldorf Astoria Clock, paying homage to the landmark and centerpiece of the lobby at Waldorf Astoria New York. The tradition continues at Waldorf Astoria Cancun, with the clock, designed by HBA and created by Smith of Derby, serving as a focal point and meeting place for guests.
The 173 luxurious rooms and suites combine elegance and refinement with privacy and comfort, featuring private balconies with soaking tubs and breath-taking ocean views.
Inspired by the dramatic shadows cast by abundant local flora, the guest room palette is fresh, calming and neutral, layered with supple textures and accented with warm metal tones and glowing light features. Upon entering the room, guests are greeted immediately with an elegant art screen, filtering the natural light and vibrant hues of the ocean while also providing an element of privacy to the sleeping area beyond. A welcoming seating area features a rounded sofa reminiscent of the lobby design, and a plush area rug with a calming blue color palate. The bathroom spans the entire length of the room allowing ample natural light to flood the space, which is defined by a dramatic wet vanity standing prominently in front of a blue ombre mosaic wall. Artwork by Victoria Villasana explores the delicate detailing of coral. Surrounded by large book-matched marble slabs, guests can enjoy the rain shower while resting on a natural wood stool and soaking in the world-class view through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Perfect for larger groups, the property’s 34 suites feature ample entertainment spaces including a living area, dining table, and connecting guest rooms, while the oceanfront one-bedroom presidential suite offers a dining area with seating for ten, a pool table, a library and screening room perfect for relaxing, with multiple balconies and two plunge pools. A selection of nine guest rooms and one of the suites also feature unique swim-up patios allowing guests direct access to a private outdoor swimming pool.
With menus crafted by consummate connoisseurs, guests can indulge and imbibe in a wide variety of dining options across five food and beverage venues. From the chic Peacock Alley Lounge to signature restaurant Malpeque, Waldorf Astoria Cancun has refined dining experiences that span from light fare to expertly prepared regional and global dishes that showcase premier local ingredients.
Malpeque: The resort’s signature restaurant centers on a regal open-flame grill, celebrating the beauty of the sea and the power of fire while showcasing bountiful raw bar presentations. Dedicated to the delicate art of seafood preparation, the entire experience is grounded by an energetic open kitchen where each dish incorporates an element of smoke, char or fire – some subtle, others more overt. Standout dishes from Executive Chef Stuart Roger include ensenada baked scallop in the shell served with a chipotle-vermouth sauce and puff pastry casing, made with seasonally harvested ingredients.
Peacock Alley Lounge: Borrowing from its New York predecessor, this Cancun iteration celebrates the space’s long and storied heritage as a natural gathering place, but adapted to this light, tropical, and unencumbered setting within the mangroves.
Chaya: The hotel’s all-day brasserie offers a relaxed, comfortable and revitalizing breakfast and later showcases the beauty of hyper-seasonal ingredients, unique products, and small-scale producers with dishes such as Meyer Lemon Tagliatelle with Black Pepper and Parmesan.
JA’O: Honoring traditional techniques, recipes and Mexican cantina cooking, this high-energy, vibrant restaurant connects notions of relaxed luxury with timeless al fresco dining. An expansive selection of boutique agave spirits informs the cocktail program, which is complemented with local brews, refreshing wines, and a full bar.
Pool Bar: Perfect for poolside dining, Waldorf Astoria Cancun’s pool bar serves health-forward, light and flavorful dishes. Inventive cocktails and pressed juices feature fresh fruits, herbs and citrus.
Waldorf Astoria Spa offers a serene destination for holistic well-being. With more than 40,000 square feet, the spa features 21 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a salon, sauna, extensive thermal area, outdoor spa pool and garden, and exquisite relaxation lounges. The spa design is defined by an indoor-outdoor connection, with a lobby space featuring a circular sunken lounge area leading out to a lush outdoor landscape.
Combining innovation with the tradition of the Mayan culture, a locally driven spa menu integrates a holistic approach to healing that focuses on both the spiritual and physical aspects of well-being, with a deep understanding of their interconnection. A spiritual menu offers a selection of ancestral ceremonies and therapies based on Mayan traditions carried out by the resort’s Shaman.
With its location convenient to Cancun International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Cancun combines easy access with peace and seclusion. The resort features 68,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space shared with Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort, including a main and junior ballroom and 12 meeting spaces that span over two floors. Spaces such as the Azul Ballroom can accommodate events and parties of 60 to over 2,000 and for smaller intimate gatherings the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom offers space for 30 to 380 attendees.
As the 200th Hilton hotel in Latin America and the Caribbean, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Cancun demonstrates Hilton’s commitment to growth in the region. In the last year, Hilton opened Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort and Motto by Hilton Tulum. Hilton welcomes guests at nearly 90 properties across Mexico.
Much of the company’s expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America has taken place in the last decade, with 75 percent of the current portfolio of hotels added, as owners and investors aligned with Hilton’s vision that the region represented an incredible growth opportunity. By building an in-market team of experts, strategically introducing its portfolio of brands, pursuing both new build and conversion opportunities, and expanding into sectors such as all-inclusive, Hilton has tripled its regional portfolio in only 10 years. This accelerated growth led to the company opening its 100th hotel in Latin America, Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, in 2017, and today, only five years later, Hilton celebrates the opening of its 200th property in the Caribbean and Latin America, Waldorf Astoria Cancun.
Hilton’s properties in the Caribbean and Latin America encompass more than 36,000 rooms, representing more than 10 percent of the company’s portfolio outside of the United States. The company’s regional presence extends into 28 countries and nearly all of Hilton’s 18 award-winning brands are present in the region.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 34 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service while Personal Concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out.