by Michael J. Shapiro | February 05, 2019
The JW Marriott Cancún has completed a US$40 million upgrade to all 447 of its guest rooms. The Mayan-inspired design provides local color for the luxury resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast in the Yucatán Peninsula.
 
The herringbone-patterned floors were created by local artisans using traditional materials, and local wood and traditional design elements help to define the aesthetic of the hotel rooms. Guest bathrooms are spacious and modern, with freestanding soaking tubs, rainfall showers and granite vanity tops. The hotel's 4,000-square-foot Presidential Suite now has floor-to-ceiling windows, with a full kitchen and dining, and features luxurious oak detailing and ceramic tiles.
 
The stylish and exclusive 14th-floor Club 91 has been made over, now offering interactive culinary experiences and open communal tables.
 
Meanwhile, the JW Lobby Bar now spotlights a "150 Margaritas" menu divided among the subcategories of Classic, Modern, Fusion and Exotic. For the latter, expect ingredients such as black tea, beetroot or serrano chili peppers.
 
The room makeover follows a US$25 million upgrade that recently debuted at the hotel's sister property, the 450-room Marriott Cancún Resort. The combined Marriott Cancún Collection is available as a unit for large groups of as many as 2,000 people, with more than 88,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in total. The two hotels recently debuted video-mapping technology as well, for special events and receptions.