24 July 2020
Merida, the capital of Yucatan, is founded on the ancient Mayan city of Tho. This city is classic in its beauty, characterised as it is with narrow streets and shady plazas; horses and cars that cross the cobblestoned streets lined with century-old mansions.
Located just fifteen minutes from the centre of Merida, ten minutes from the archaeological zone of Dzibilchaltún, and twenty minutes from the beaches of Puerto Progreso, Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana promises to be a new, historic-chic oasis in the region.
The hotel is a contemporary interpretation of the legendary Yucatan (henequenera) haciendas – large agricultural estates of the 18th century set amidst henequen agave plants.
The ruins of the original structure have been preserved, ensuring pre-Hispanic design mingles with modern elements. There are eighteen renovated suites designed by Mexican architectural firm Estudio 240.
The flagship restaurant is set in the former Machine House of this 18th-century hacienda.
Imposing 12-metre ceilings create an ambience of decadence that spills out onto a romantic terrace with views of the gardens.
The cuisine is contemporary Yucatecan fused with French technique and local ingredients. Curated cooking classes and gastronomic activities provide guests with a greater sense of place.
Focusing on aromatherapy and use of natural ingredients, the Spa by Angsana offers traditional Asian wellbeing treatments from the renowned Banyan Tree Spa Academy.
Drawing on the Group’s sustainability ethos of Embracing the Environment, Empowering People, 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.