Kor To Purchase Ikal Del Mar

Property extends company’s presence on Yucatan Peninsula

By: Dawna L. Robertson

It just keeps getting better for Kor Hotel Group. The Los Angeles-based company is set to acquire the five-star Ikal del Mar resort located near the village of Xcalacoco on the Yucatan Peninsula, ten miles north of Playa Del Carmen.

"The Ikal del Mar resort will allow us to enhance our presence on Mexico's quickly-developing Mayan Riviera, an area characterized by increasingly high-end U.S. and foreign travel," noted Brad Korzen, Kor’s CEO.

"The resort's close proximity to our upcoming Tides Playa del Carmen, and Viceroy Riviera Maya Resort and Residence emphasizes even further the extent of our involvement in the region,” Korzen added. “This stunning property is an ideal addition to our growing portfolio of international hotels and resorts."

Touted as a “sexy, eco-conscious hideaway in the jungle" by Travel + Leisure, Ikal del Mar is situated on some six acres of Caribbean waterfront property and stands as one of the few boutique-scale, five-star luxury resorts on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Intimate and serene, the resort's design respects and accentuates its dramatic setting. Thirty stand-alone palapas tucked within lush jungle allow guests a level of privacy not found at other area resorts. At over 650 square feet each, spacious suites are equipped with plunge pools and secluded private terraces.

The property’s comprehensive "jungle spa" features a beachfront yoga studio, Mayan Temazcal steam treatment cave and retail boutique offering indigenous crafts and products.