ATELIER Playa Mujeres Earns Two Gold Key Awards

ATELIER Playa Mujeres, an all-suites luxury resort, property of ATELIER de Hoteles the Mexican hotel chain recognized for its innovative concept of Handcrafted Hospitality®, announced that it won recognition in the categories of "Best Resort" and "Best Guestroom Upscale " from the Gold Key Awards. The awards are given annually by Boutique Design magazine for excellence in hospitality design around the world.
The interior design of ATELIER Playa Mujeres was designed in collaboration between Curioso and Francisco Hanhausen Arquitectura & Diseño from their studios in Chicago, Mérida, in the Mexican state of Yucatán, and Mexico City.
Commenting on the awards, Oliver Reinhart, CEO of ATELIER de Hoteles, said: "At ATELIER Playa Mujeres, we are very proud of winning two of the most important recognitions from the Gold Key Awards: 'Best Resort' and 'Best Guestroom Upscale.' This a coveted honor for hospitality designers around the world. We are a hotel company that was founded to reimagine the luxury hotel experience in Mexico, the interior design created for us by Curioso and Francisco Hanhausen is a testament to our distinctive Handcrafted Hospitality® philosophy."
Daniel Pierce, Founder and Partner of Curioso, who led the design of ATELIER Playa Mujeres, remarked: "Receiving accolades for our design work at the highest level is a testament to our team's commitment to making meaningful and memorable places. We are particularly grateful to be honored for a project located on the Yucatan Peninsula where we proudly have a studio. We crafted the design of the ATELIER hotel experience with the beauty and simplicity of that landscape in mind. A calming, subdued material palette pervades every space allowing the guest to appreciate the unspoiled natural vegetation that surrounds. The rooms are sanctuary-like, celebrating craftsmanship and the artisanal hand and providing a place for respite and inspiration."
Francisco Hanhausen, founder of his eponymous, México City-based practice, Francisco Hanhausen Arquitectura y Diseño expressed his inspiration for the resort: "I have worked in this region of Mexico for 10 years, designing homes, restoring haciendas, and creating luxury hotels. With ATELIER Playa Mujeres, I was interested in a contemporary combination that celebrates the material simplicity of the Yucatan with the natural beauty of this coastal location. A sense of luxury can be made with simple materials like stone, chukum and wood when done in harmony with nature. ATELIER Playa Mujeres is a new expression of Mexican luxury."
Now in their 40th year, the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design recognize outstanding hospitality design worldwide for properties completed or renovated within the past 18 months. This year's edition saw a record number of entries of over 350 submissions globally. The winners of the Gold Key Awards were chosen by a high-profile jury of leading experts in design, architecture, operation, development, and investment in the hospitality industry.
An indicative of the global reach of the awards, is ATELIER Playa Mujeres was chosen as "Best Resort" and "Best Guestroom Upscale" amongst finalist hotels in the British Virgin Islands, China, Italy, Japan, and the Maldives.
The winners of the Gold Key Awards were chosen by a group of recognized leading experts in design, architecture, operation, development, and investment in the hotel sector. Both winners and finalists will be published in the winter edition of the Boutique Design magazine. All related information from this award is available at
It is worth mentioning that ATELIER Playa Mujeres is an all-inclusive 5+ star concept for adults only and individuals older than 16 years of age. This hotel seduces its guests through the experience of contemporary Mexican art and its innovative environment, which harmoniously blends in with its surroundings, highlighting the natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean.
ATELIER de Hoteles is an innovative and ground-breaking Mexican hotel chain born in 2015, with contemporary Mexican art setting it apart and acting as the common denominator in its concepts, which include strategy, passion and commitment. ATELIER de Hoteles offers in its four brands, ATELIER, ESTUDIO, ÓLEO and MET, relaxed luxury with the highest in-service standards in its properties, currently located in the Hotel Zone and Playa Mujeres, both in Cancun, Quintana Roo, and with openings planned in the near future for the most important beach and business destinations in Mexico.
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