Cancun Family-Vacation Hotel Explores Mayan Heritage in Stunning New Mural
CANCUN, MEXICO - Nowhere else does a country's history inform its culture, art and food so vibrantly and palpably as it does in Mexico. Indeed, this very synchronicity is part of the destination's appeal. And drawing on this long tradition of cultural celebration is the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, which recently commissioned a Mayan-inspired mural to adorn its event space.
Guests who visit these vast and luxurious hotel accommodations in Cancun will find the mural located, appropriately enough, in the room corridors of the resort. Inspired by mythological Mayan characters, the mural comes alive in strong geometrical patterns; bright oranges, blues and greens; and imagery that evokes the drama of a bygone civilization. The mural, which the artist painted in front of hotel guests during a special event, further sets apart the CasaMagna Marriott from other properties in the Cancun hotel zone.
The woman behind the vivid imagery is none other than Ledania, a renowned Colombian artist who was visiting Mexico at the invitation of a local art gallery. She painted 20 murals as she traveled throughout Mexico, and the CasaMagna Marriott seized the opportunity to offer her one more space to express her vision.
Luckily for guests, that space is one they can easily see on property. Already distinguished as one of the grandest resorts in Mexico's Riviera Maya, the CasaMagna Marriott welcomes visitors with 416 guestrooms, 34 suites, 10 restaurants and miles of white beaches. This most recent enhancement not only celebrates the artistic and cultural legacy of the country, it also solidifies the property's reputation as one of the best hotels in Cancun.
"Our hotels are committed to promoting the unique elements of the local Mexican culture," said Marina Colunga, Director of Sales at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. "It is with much enthusiasm that we welcomed Ledania, who left a priceless piece of her art for us to display for our guests."
About CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
Travelers arrive in Cancun seeking pristine beaches, endless aqua waves and a vacation experience that transports them away from daily routines. At CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, they find all this and more. Boasting a breathtaking beachfront location, this AAA Four Diamond resort welcomes couples, families, groups and everyone in between with unmistakable panache. Suites and guestrooms offer visitors their own private view via balconies. Groups for meetings and special events, meanwhile, can access the property's more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. (And when combined with its sister property, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, the hotel encompasses more than 80,000 square feet of space.) Menus for these events and the hotel's 10 restaurants are as inspired as the setting, offering such diverse culinary options as Japanese, Italian, American and more. Of course, visitors are bound to work up an appetite with an onsite spa, a program of kids' activities, beaches, a fitness center and everything from jet-skiing to tennis available on property. Or guests can soak up the local history and culture by visiting some of the nearby attractions like Xcaret Ecological Park or the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins. However they choose to spend their vacation, visitors to this spectacular property will not be disappointed.