Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba Launches Villa Sales, Prepares for Hotel Opening

Legendary Eastern Brand Marks its Entrance into North America as Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba Announces Founder’s Program

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ — In advance of a much-anticipated February 2009 resort and residence opening, Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba has announced a limited opportunity for a select number of visionaries to purchase the first all-pool villas within Mayakoba, the most exclusive enclave of resorts on the Mayan Riviera.

To kick off the inaugural sales launch, Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba is offering first buyers an experience of a lifetime with the Founder’s Class Celebration. Not only will these buyers be the first to own a part of CNBC Property Awards’ “Best Mexico Development,” and Banyan Tree’s flagship property in the Western Hemisphere, they, and five of their friends or family will be treated to an intimate week at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, where they can escape the stress and demands of day-to-day life while making lifelong memories with the people who matter most in their lives.

When a purchase is made prior to January 31, 2009, founding owners will be presented with a once-in-a-lifetime experience showcasing the legendary Banyan Tree brand services. During this week, everything from dedicated personal concierges and unique activities such as cenote snorkeling and diving to tee times at Greg Norman’s Championship, PGA-rated El Camaleon Golf Course will be at their fingertips.

“While there are spectacular Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts worldwide, there is only a very small, intimate circle of owners,” states Geoff Landry, CEO of Nomad Real Estate Group. “Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba presents the rare opportunity to own a part of the celebrated Banyan Tree lifestyle. The Founder’s Class Celebration is a gift to our founding owners, an opportunity for these visionaries to memorialize their ownership at this special retreat, an escape where they can return to year after year to relax and reconnect.”

An intimate, ecological haven, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is located within the private Mayakoba integrated resort development comprised of five leading hotel brands. Situated just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen — the charming Mexican pueblo coined “the vibrant heat of the Riviera Maya” — Banyan Tree Mayakoba features 132 tastefully designed villas and terrace residences.

A very limited number of these exquisite villas will ever be available for ownership and only nine will be available in the Founders Program. Secluded and serene, each one- to three- bedroom villa reveals sensuous spaces for outdoor bathtubs and showers as well as spacious sundecks with private pools located beside sea, mangroves and manicured fairways, including:

  — One intimate Spa Pool Villa with open sundecks overlooking the lagoon
     and massage terraces for personal spa treatments
  — One Sunrise Lagoon 2-bedroom Villa with full sized infinity edge pools
  — One Beachfront 3-bedroom Pool Villa with panoramic glass walls to bring
     the resplendent outdoors in
  — One Sunset Beach-Lagoon, 2-bedroom Pool Villa that overlooks the
     lagoon, just steps from the beach
  — Five Terrace Residences, each with three separate master quarters, a
     full kitchen and stunning views across the 17th hole of Greg Norman’s
     PGA-rated course looking out onto the Caribbean

Just as the various environments of the site exist in an ecological balance, Mayakoba is home to four additional world-class resorts and spas each exemplifying a unique personality that complements and balances the entire resort enclave. Elegantly natural, Banyan Tree Mayakoba echoes the indigenous building tradition while blending seamlessly with the local plant and marine life. The resort exudes an exotic sensuality, offering a retreat evoking romance, intimacy and rejuvenation.

About Banyan Tree

The leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul — a Sanctuary for the Senses. To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 20 resorts and hotels, over 60 spas, in excess of 60 retail galleries; as well as two golf courses.

About Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Banyan Tree marks its foray into the Western Hemisphere with a rarefied real estate offering at Mayakoba; the most exclusive enclave of luxury resorts on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Here the world’s foremost boutique hotelier artfully blends the romance of travel with a unique sense of place and signature touches of Asian hospitality. The greatest expression of exotic sensuality, Banyan Tree Mayakoba will feature 132 masterfully designed villas with an exclusive 50 opportunities to own within this intimate, ecological haven.

Contact Information

For sales queries, contact Nomad Sales & Marketing at 866 540 6512 (US/Canada) or 01 800 681 1818 (Mexico) and visit For hotel reservations, visit