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A legend in the making: Milaroca, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Nayarit opening 2025

Belmond, the visionary leader in luxury travel, has entered into a management agreement with
Cora Pacific Development, led by entrepreneur duo Barbara Machen and Rosetta Getty, for Milaroca, A
Belmond Hotel, Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Designed by a team of interior maestros, with
curation by creative director Getty, Milaroca will be consciously and sensitively built from the ground up.
The signing of an agreement to manage Milaroca further strengthens Belmond’s commitment to Mexico, with
its reach now extending to the country’s western region. Milaroca will join two other Belmond properties in
Mexico – Casa de Sierra Nevada, a former convent built in 16th century located in the country’s heartland of San
Miguel de Allende, and the reimagined Maroma in Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula which will reopen
its doors this August following a complete renovation.
“We have the incredible opportunity to craft a legend of the future with the best partners we could have asked
for,” said Roeland Vos, President & CEO of Belmond. “With utmost respect to Riviera Nayarit’s multicultural
history, abundant nature and the region’s carefree spirit, Milaroca will encapsulate the essence of
contemporary lifestyle, creating a destination for today’s thriving creative community – a new legendary scene
where new traditions are made, and long-lived rituals are celebrated.”
Barbara Machen and Rosetta Getty said of the announcement, “Our families have been traveling together to
this beautiful area of Mexico for many years. As entrepreneurs and creatives ourselves we understand the
importance of the destination that inspire, and we want to share our magical experience; a place for
connection, to be returned to year after year, enjoyed by family, friends and peers from around the world, a true
home away from home. Milaroca will be like no other resort, and Belmond is the only hospitality brand that
truly creates unique luxury experiences in this way. We could not have asked for a better partner.”

Immersed in lush mountainous jungle and pearly-white beach stretching over 2 kilometers along Riviera
Nayarit, Milaroca will be a new haven for creative minds. Led by Waldo’s Designs and Clements Design, the
property’s aesthetic will draw inspiration from the region’s breathtaking beauty, storied native culture, and the
bohemian spirit of nearby San Pancho and Sayulita villages.
Milaroca will adopt low-density and non-invasive building practices. Each of the 57 guest pavilions will be a
welcoming discovery with a unique collection of contemporary custom-made furniture and crafted objects
from local artisans and Mexico’s most exciting contemporary artists. Every detail will be carefully considered,
with interiors maintaining an intuitive symbiosis with the outdoor spaces and surrounding jungle.

Milaroca will be a buzzing unique scene for curious minds interested in the latest movements in art, fashion
and music: a progressive space for tastemakers, visionaries, and artisans to come together to exchange
dialogues and ignite new ideas. Guests will connect with the cultures of the Riviera Nayarit through on- and
off-site programming.
Milaroca will bring together the most interesting multi-disciplinary individuals with events, galas and global
festivities, drawing inspiration from the cultures of celebrations and rituals rooted in the Cora and Huichol
communities. Hosted by Milaroca’s founders, the seasonal soirees – from the New Year’s Eve celebration to the
annual summer party, promise to make headlines around the world.

Milaroca will introduce a “by invitation-only” opportunity to own one of 27 uniquely-designed private villas
serviced by Belmond. These villas will be part of a thriving creative community and will enjoy Milaroca’s coveted
facilities, vibrant cultural programming and the in-residence service and experiences crafted by Belmond’s
unrivaled hospitality – centered in warmth, attentiveness, intimacy and personalization.