Inside the impressive new Auberge Resorts Collection hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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Set atop a protected mangrove forest on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection’s latest hotspot, takes its name from the Spanish word for “ethereal.” And there’s fleeting beauty to behold, from dazzling surf to starry skies. Yet the spirit of this hotel, which includes 75 guest rooms, is rooted in enduring traditions. When designing the interiors, New York-based design studio Meyer Davis looked to the artisanal heritage of Mexico (where the family of company director Will Meyer has a home). Complementing the modernist architecture of Migdal Arquitectos, the materials favor the local. Example: chukum plaster and Tzalam wood. The installations, meanwhile, bear the imprint of Mexican artists, such as Daniel Barreto, who designed the mural in the cevichería, and Marcela Diaz, who created the sculpture on the reception ceiling. The hand of the manufacturer is felt everywhere, whether in the pillows of the textile workshop of Oaxaca Arudeko or in the carpets of Daniel Valero de Mestiz. (The latter, like the Sana spa pieces by Agnes Studio, are from Mexico City’s AGO Projects gallery.) “It’s not just about the selection of Latin American pieces, but also about the warm spirit and welcoming,” says Meyer. “It’s like a visit to your most interesting friend.” hostelresorts.com —Sam Cochran

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