Hotel with ‘native’ concept to open in March in Playa del Carmen

Room at Hotel Unico Playa del Carmen. PHOTO:

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — Hotel Unico 20˚87˚ Riviera Maya will open in March with a new luxury “all inclusive” concept, designed to reflect the beauty of Playa and its native culture.

The design of the hotel is inspired by rustic and modern elements of Mexico. Each room is inspired by the destination, from the art hanging on the wall to the design patterns and details, according to a statement.

Designed by Artigas and conceptualized by Avroko interior design firm, the hotel has a total of 448 rooms, most of which have ocean views. The first-floor bedrooms have a private pool with sun loungers. From the second floor to the fifth, they have hydro massage tubs on the balconies.

Hotel Unico 20˚87˚Riviera Maya will offer a new experience to its customers (Photo:

Guests can make use of the “Unico 20˚87˚ Experience” app that will provide information about each week’s activities. Likewise, they will be able to personalize certain amenities of the room, like the essences, and supply the minibar with products of their preference to be able to prepare their own cocktail.

“Unico 20˚87˚Riviera Maya will completely change the preconceived ideas and expectations of what an all-inclusive offers its guests,” explains Bernardo Santillana Rousselon, Commercial-National Director of RCD Hotels.


Inside the hotel, activities inspired by local culture will include cooking classes taught by renowned chefs, tasting mezcales, enjoying cocktails in a Mayan village, pibil-style barbecues and beach parties under the moonlight.

Guests will be able to purchase the pieces exhibited by local artists in their rooms or around the hotel at the art and crafts boutique, located in “Espacio Esencia” area.

The venue also features three swimming pools, a convention center for congresses and weddings, tennis and basketball courts, a gymnasium that offers specialized classes with personal trainers, a beauty salon and a barber shop, where the guests can enjoy their stay accompanied by a cart of cocktails, whiskeys and beers.