Belmond to open culturally inspired Milaroca hotel in Mexico

Belmond has entered into a management agreement with Cora Pacific Development, led by Barbara Machen and Rosetta Getty, to open Milaroca, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Nayarit.

Slated for 2025 debut, Milaroca is now to be sensitively built from the ground up, with design that draws on the landscape, culture and spirit of this area of Mexico.

A creative community

Belmond has strengthened its commitment to Mexico with the signing of this new property, which will join two other Belmond hotels, Casa de Sierra Nevada and Maroma, in the country.

“We have the incredible opportunity to craft a legend of the future with the best partners we could have asked for,” said Roeland Vos, President and CEO of Belmond.

“With utmost respect to Riviera Nayarit’s multicultural history, abundant nature and the region’s carefree spirit, Milaroca will encapsulate the essence of contemporary lifestyle, creating a destination for today’s thriving creative community – a new legendary scene where new traditions are made, and long-lived rituals are celebrated.”

Barbara Machen and Rosetta Getty said: “Our families have been travelling together to this beautiful area of Mexico for many years. As entrepreneurs and creatives ourselves we understand the importance of the destination that inspires, and we want to share our magical experience; a place for connection, to be returned to year after year, enjoyed by family, friends and peers from around the world, a true home away from home.”

“Milaroca will be like no other resort, and Belmond is the only hospitality brand that truly creates unique luxury experiences in this way. We could not have asked for a better partner.”

Cultural connections

The 105-acre Milaroca estate will be set between the lush mountainous jungle and white-sand beach stretching over two kilometres of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Curated for creative minds, the resort will be designed by Waldo’s Designs and Clements Design, with low-density and non-invasive building practices, to reflect the natural beauty, culture and bohemian spirit of the area.

The resort will comprise 57 guest pavilions, many with private plunge pools, as well as 27 invitation-only private villas for ownership, all featuring custom-made furniture and the work of local artisans and Mexico’s most exciting contemporary artists. The interiors of this accommodation will maintain a symbiosis with the outdoors.

Amenities within the resort will then include six distinct dining venues highlighting ingredients from the on-site organic farm, a wellness centre, four outdoor swimming pools and a retail offering showcasing exclusive brands alongside artisanal products.

At this coastal retreat, a buzzing scene will be nurtured for curious minds interested in art, fashion and music, with on- and off-site programming connecting guests with local culture and seasonal events hosted by Milaroca’s founders.