Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel & Spa
Situated in Merida, the capital city of Yucatan, Rosas & Xocolate is a contemporary luxury masterpiece and a member of Design Hotels™.
The boutique hotel is an eclectic combination of modern style and old-world charm that brings back the splendor of the 19th Century, when the sisal industry was thriving in this region of Mexico.
Brought to life in two historical mansions, its 17 rooms and sumptuous areas are individually designed to the highest standards and delicately furnished with creations made by local artisans.
From its prime location on the prestigious Avenue Paseo de Montejo, the hotel offers guests an authentic & fascinating cultural experience. Museums, galleries, colorful markets and handcrafts boutiques are nearby, providing an air of stylish luxury with the authenticity of the Mayan heritage.
Rosas & Xocolate arises in two historical mansions situated on the Paseo de Montejo that had remained uninhabited for more than three decades.
When Carol Kolozs fortuitously visited the properties; inspiration emerged almost immediately and brought together a talented group of dedicated artisans and professionals.
The name came after… Carol’s mother was named Rose and Rosado was the family’s name who formerly owned the property. Rosas was then a name meant to be along with Xocolate, the Mayan word for chocolate, as a reference to the civilization who discovered first Cocoa and offered it to their gods.
The Architect Salvador Reyes Rios, renowned for his work restoring numerous haciendas in the Yucatan, went beyond historic preservation to create Rosas & Xocolate.
French wooden doorways, original tiled floors, 14 to 20 feet ceilings and antique columns, live together with suspended staircases, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, open-sky bathtubs and water gardens.
Built as a symbol of prestige, the architecture is focused on public spaces. From the grand entrance to the terraces, glass is used abundantly to allow natural light flow, creating a feeling of liberty and reflecting a commitment with art and design.
Equipped with environmental technology, Rosas & Xocolate is eco-friendly. Most of the materials used are 100% natural and primarily derived from local sources.