Rooms 17 /Architecture Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos /Interior Design Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos /The Original Carol Kolozs
Located in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, this all-natural getaway lies in the rich area where the Mayan civilization first discovered cocoa and offered it up to their gods. With Rosas & Xocolate, hotel owner Carol Kolozs has breathed new life into the once glorious avenue of Paseo Montejo, now the cornerstone of the cultural capital's rehabilitation. And to grand effect! It is quite impressive, after all, to be named “The Best Urban Hotel” in all of Mexico by Food & Travel Magazine, as Rosas & Xocolate was in 2015. But to win that same award two years in a row, as Rosas & Xocolate did, is all but unheard of. What’s more, this achievement was loudly confirmed when the prestigious culinary organization Canirac declared Rosas & Xocolate “The Best Hotel Restaurant in Mexico” in 2016. Upping the romance factor, fresh-cut roses are placed liberally throughout the 17 rooms and suites, and chocolate-based spa treatments and sweet-smelling amenities abound while handcrafted chocolates are lovingly engineered in the boutique. The hotel's stylish use of local materials such as hand-fabricated cement tiles and chucum stucco allows guests of Rosas & Xocolate to fully experience Yucatán's old-world charm together with the city's contemporary spirit.
MID - Rejon Airport
Food & Drink
Restaurant: fusion cuisine, Moon Lounge & tequila bar
Spa & Recreation
Award-winning spa and outdoor pool
Rooms & Suites
Throughout its 17 rooms, Rosas & Xocolate perfectly melds the rustic elegance of an historical baron's mansion with modern accoutrements and sensory delights. Each of the individually designed rooms boasts an open-air bathtub. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Bose stereos, and espresso machines; three luxury suites in a private tower have spacious terraces. Lovingly engineered, the chocolate indulgence in the spas is also seen in the rooms with handmade chocolate soap, apart from L’Occitane amenities. For a fee, guests can spend a day at the hotel's nearby beach house (transportation, private chef, and massage included).
Carol Kolozs has lived life to the fullest, venturing across foreign lands as a soldier, shoemaker, and entrepreneur. Born to a Romanian mother and Czech father in Mexico City in 1946, Kolozs has always been a free spirit. In 1989, he established the Italian athletic brand Lotto, and in 1995 he received the Mexican Industrialist of the Year Award. His rich experiences have painted the canvas that has become Rosas & Xocolate, a timeless portrait of all that Carol Kolozs has learned and loved along the way.