New Mexican Mansion Comes With a 20-Seat Theater and an Underground Speakeasy

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is well-known for its gorgeous beaches that span from Tulum to Puerto Morelos. Next month, the famed coastline will gain another drawcard.


A beloved hideaway that was once home to an Italian duchess, is opening a lavish escape for this September. The boutique hiotel's new mansion spans a jaw-dropping 12,000 square feet and comes with four suites to sleep up to eight of your crew. It was brought to life by the hotel’s in-house design team and New York-based interior designer Giancarlo Valle.

Inside the main living room, you’ll find a wet bar for entertaining and an intimate lounge with oversized windows that showcase the tropics. The eat-in kitchen features modern appliances that you or your private chef can use to create culinary masterpieces. There’s also a large family kitchen that connects to a breakfast terrace.

The light-filled primary bedroom is connected to a luxe primary bathroom with a shower room, a bathtub, double basins and an indoor-outdoor pool. Adjacent to the bedroom, there is an office that opens out to a terrace with a hammock and a view of the main pool area below.


The three other “jungle suites” include peaceful outdoor terraces and separate lounges. On the rooftop of the manse you’ll find a plunge pool, a covered terrace that can entertain 20 people, a collection of sun loungers and 360-degree views of the ocean.

As for amenities, guests can make use of a fitness studio filled with high-tech equipment. Another standout is the hidden screening room with seating for 20 guests. And, even more excitingly, there is an underground speakeasy with a secret jungle entrance and a DJ booth that can be staffed upon request. The bar comes fully stocked, of course.


To top it off, the mansion comes with a private helicopter service and airport transfers. You can also book private tours to visit must-see parts of the region, such as the Tulum Ruins, Coba, Bacalar and Merida.


Rates for the mansion start at $11,000 a night. That fee includes private round-trip transportation, a personal concierge, daily in-villa breakfast and a resident chef.