Maroma Resort and Spa has launched a new dining concept, Aldea Maya, designed to immerse guests in the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings of ancient Mayan culture. The restaurant is a true culinary destination and provides even the most seasoned travelers and foodies with an incredibly authentic cultural experience.
Aldea Maya, which translates to “Mayan Village,” is an appetizing paradise set amongst the lush jungle and white sand beaches of the Rivera Maya. The themed menu highlights the region’s signature flavors and is inspired by the four basic elements thought by the Mayans to be the building blocks of the universe. Using only locally-sourced ingredients, dishes such as Black Bean Stew with Sour Cactus Fruit Salsa and the Lion Fish cooked with a Banana Leaf and a Mint, Tomatillo and Local Citrus Salsa are prepared over an open flame using clay pots and pans to recreate the unique flavors of ancient Mayan cuisine.
In keeping with the Orient-Express commitment to protecting the environments and cultures of its diverse destinations, a portion of the Aldea Maya proceeds will be used to create and promote ecological and educational programs that will directly benefit the local Mayan communities.
“Our daily contact with today's Mayan People has given us the opportunity to participate in the economic, social, cultural and ecological development of the communities in a responsible and respectful manner. We seek supplier partnerships that share our concern for social responsibility and the environment. We compose our own food waste to be used as valuable soil for our plants and we are striving to reduce water and electricity consumption,” said Federico Echaiz, General Manager of Maroma Resort and Spa.
Guests of Aldea Maya will relish in the warm, inviting atmosphere; returning time and time again to celebrate milestone events or just to enjoy quality time with friends and family.
About Maroma Resort and Spa
Located on the Riviera Maya, Maroma Resort and Spa (www.maromahotel.com) is a luxurious hideaway built by hand in the tradition of the Mexican haciendas where personal service, warm hospitality and privacy are unsurpassed. Opened in 1995, Maroma rests on the Yucatan Peninsula. Known for its residential feel, it is among the most sought after on the Riviera Maya as its unspoiled beach and lush jungle provides the utmost in privacy and natural beauty. Offering the cultural richness of the region, Maroma’s idyllic natural setting, pristine beach, 64 spacious rooms, Kinan Spa, warm, caring staff and unobtrusive service draws sophisticated travelers from all over the world. www.maromahotel.com.
About Orient-Express Hotels
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants and watering holes. www.orient-express.com.