Fairmont Mayakoba’s New Culinary Era in Partnership with Richard Sandoval

Luxury Riviera Maya Resort Announces a New Culinary Era
in Partnership with Richard Sandoval

Fairmont Mayakoba’s New Culinary Era in Partnership with Richard SandovalFairmont Mayakoba to Unveil Four Re-imagined Restaurants

Fairmont Mayakoba’s New Culinary Era in Partnership with Richard SandovalMAYA, MEXICO, June XX, 2015 – Fairmont Mayakoba, a AAA Five Diamond and Rainforest Alliance Verified resort,  . Through a phased approach, each of the resort’s four restaurants – Lobby Lounge, El Puerto, Brisas and La Laguna – will be renovated and redesigned ushering in a new culinary era in Riviera Maya. The project will be complete in September 2015.

“The opportunity to be back in Mexico and introduce new concepts and creative flavors at Fairmont Mayakoba is a career highlight,” commented Chef Richard Sandoval. “The resort is perfectly situated to be the culinary hub of Riviera Maya. I’m thrilled to collaborate and bring my creativity and passion for fresh, authentic cuisine to locals and visitors with our four new restaurants.”

The re-imagined restaurants will offer a completely new dining direction at Fairmont Mayakoba. From curated menus featuring modern Mexican, Latin and fusion concepts, to the actual design and styling of the spaces, guests will experience fresh and eclectic dining in a world-class resort setting.

“The partnership with Richard Sandoval brings us into a new chapter at the resort as we approach our tenth anniversary,” remarked newly appointed General Manager, Dennis Clark. “Our mission is to continue to exceed guest expectations and deliver the hospitality and service we are known for. Bringing Richard on as our partner will heighten the guest experience and provide new and exciting dining options that the destination has not yet seen.”

Lobby Lounge – Now Open
A refreshed arrival experience welcomes guests to the Lobby Lounge, where the menu features small plates and appetizers with a distinct Latin-Asian influence. An expanded covered terrace overlooking the resort’s internal waterways is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the new innovative cocktail program and listen to nightly live entertainment.

El Puerto – Now Open
The new El Puerto is an artful blend of Latin-Asian favorites sure to please any palate. The menu of Dim Sum, antojitos (Mexican term for tapas), sushi and seasonal ceviches, complemented by the regions first sake and tequila bar, featuring over 100 options, gives diners a playful and exotic experience like no other. The extended terrace for al-fresco dining in addition to a large indoor dining space and two private dining rooms ensures ample spaces for all guests to enjoy flavorful dinner and weekend brunch with views of the lush landscape and waterways.

Brisas – Early July
Located under a graceful palapa, with mesmerizing views of the Caribbean Sea, the new design of Brisas main dining area and private dining rooms are the ultimate location for coastal dining in Riviera Maya. Contemporary European and Latin design enhance the menu of fresh, locally caught seafood and fine cuts of meat
with signature sauces and spice blends. The new raw bar and beachfront stage for live entertainment, are sure to be guest favorites for a fun atmosphere of regional flavors and international cuisine.

La Laguna – Early September
The new La Laguna is rooted in tradition yet features contemporary and earthy flavors of modern Mexican cuisine from Chef Richard Sandoval. A tequileria, an open concept kitchen and Mexican inspired craft cocktails make it the ideal restaurant to get together with friends and family any time of the day. The creative menu is complimented by an exciting nightlife component.

About Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Nestled in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the 401-room Fairmont Mayakoba is a AAA Five Diamond resort set on 45 acres within a private, luxury community. Surrounded by a lush mangrove forest intersected by crystal clear canals, the property offers over 46,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor meeting space, an energizing Willow Stream spa featuring 20 treatment rooms and El Camaleón Golf Course, host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico. A dedication to a green philosophy has earned Fairmont Mayakoba the Rainforest Alliance Verification among other eco-accolades. For reservations contact your Travel Agent or Meeting Planner, call 1(800) 540-6088 or visit fairmont.com/mayakoba

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, reflecting each locale’s energy, culture and history. Passionate travelers choose the luxury hotel brand for its ability to deliver memorable travel experiences, personalized and thoughtful service, and hotels that are one-of-a-kind. Serving as genuine gateways to their destinations, Fairmont hotels offer locally inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and décor, and a steadfast responsibility to environmental and social priorities. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, landmark hotels in the Fairmont collection include The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with over 110 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.