Established in 1993 as the first of its kind with a modest portfolio of only 10 iconic member properties, today design Hotels represents and markets a hand-picked collection of almost 300 privately owned hotels, in more than 55 countries and over 185 destinations worldwide. Each hotel reflects the vision of an independent hotelier - an "original" - with a passion for genuine, culturally-based hospitality. The members of design Hotels They are deeply integrated into the local community and serve as a focal point for entire neighborhoods.

Under the slogan 'Made by Originals', the collection of hotels and resorts design Hotels It consists of unique, memorable places, created with passion and originality. After a meticulous and strict selection, where it was sought to find hotels that transmit an idea, a feeling, this portfolio of 279 hotels was created.

"From my villa, called 'casa madera', there is a long beach where the crystalline waves of the beautiful Mexican sea play. With its tropical architecture, where nature becomes entangled with buildings and becomes part of them, this place has a unique, tangible magic. "

130 kilometers south of Cancun There is a remote and private stretch of beach, just a few minutes from the impressive ruins of Tulum: Papaya Beach Project. A small paradise of sand, sea and sun, this rustic hotel combines the Mayan tradition with comfort and casual luxury.

El Papaya Beach Project started in December of 2011, when design Hotels He dared to conceive a destination in paradise along the Mexican Caribbean coast. With Emilio Heredia, they created a space for creative individuals to relax and connect with themselves and with nature.


Papaya Beach Project It extends over a stretch of 900 meters on the Caribbean coast of Tulum. Its rooms are divided into cottages and houses, all with large private terraces that offer spectacular views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. We stayed in 'Casa Madera', a beautiful construction in rustic style open to the sea and the breeze.

The hotel restaurant overlooks the blue waters, where we can enjoy local specialties. Its amphitheater-style seating makes us feel that we are observing the work of art that is this stunning sea. Drinks and snacks are served along the beach from morning to late at the resort's beach club. In addition to massages and beauty treatments, here we can also enjoy yoga, tai chi and meditation to complete the holistic circle.

Further, Papaya Beach Project It has a commitment to the environment. Renewed by the creative team of design Hotels, cabins are ecological and are built with local materials, including palapa roofs, walls made of wood or plaster and bamboo coverings for windows.


"Papaya Playa Project, with its tropical architecture, where nature is entangled with buildings and becomes part of them, is a place that has a unique, tangible magic."