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The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya

A resort inspired by Mayan cosmology shines elegantly, like a constellation, among the mangroves.

The St Regis Kanai Resort emerges among the mangroves, drawing a white constellation inspired by the Mayan calendrical wheels and their connection to astronomy, through the composition of its buildings and their connections. The curved buildings, protected from the elements by sloped planes of white fabric, convey a message of proximity to the sea, like futuristic ships anchored among the swampy vegetation of the coast. It’s a place of relaxation for families looking to enjoy the experience of a vacation in an innovative space amidst nature.

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The exterior lighting concept emphasizes this sensation of a light constellation at night in the resort complex, outlining with light the surfaces that form its geometry contrasting against the unlit organic background, conceptually connecting the sky with the earth according to Mayan cosmology.

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In the spatial transition towards the interior, we find covered outdoor spaces of generous volume, where vegetation and architecture are emphasized by lighting, aiming to capture the magic of their reflection in nearby water mirrors, creating fascination, well-being, and high comfort for the guests.

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This is also true in the dining areas where warmth envelops you through integrated lighting that bathes the walls and pools, and high-quality light at tables enhances the enjoyment of a culinary evening with beautiful views.

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In the rooms, with an interior design in the bedroom area dominated by light colors due to its relationship with the sea, the lighting is implemented naturally, without excessive detail, through downlights in the ceiling placed in pairs and lighting at the head of the bed.

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In contrast, the bathroom area in dark warm tones, where the detail and integration of lighting in noble materials, including mirrors, and coves create an interior space of quality, cozy and welcoming, offering guests a harmonious and comfortable room perception both day and night.

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“Our lighting design at St Regis Kanai draws from Mayan cosmology, using light to weave a celestial narrative that connects guests with the ancient stars.”

Project information
Client
ALHEL/ Marriott
Architect
Edmonds International
Interior designer
Chapi Chapo Design
Photo
St. Regis Kanai
Location
Kanai, Riviera Maya (Mexico)
Year
2021