Ten years ago, Brisas Group established NIZUC Resort & Spa as its first luxury hotel in a strategic location with abundant natural beauty. This hotel gave life to an exclusive new brand and set a new standard in hospitality within the region.
Once a base station for Mayan astronomers and later a presidential retreat for world leaders, today, NIZUC offers a bastion of ultimate indulgence. Nestled on a lush 29-acre nature preserve, just 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, NIZUC Resort & Spa is a secluded beachfront escape for international travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in paradise.
Celebrated for its contemporary Mexican design, NIZUC captures the essence of the ancient and mystic Mayan culture with open, airy spaces, lush landscaping, and tranquil reflecting pools that seamlessly connect with the region’s natural scenery. Its relaxed elegance has made it a true sanctuary in one of the world’s most coveted destinations.
In addition to its ideal location, NIZUC is surrounded by thick green vegetation, mangroves, water bodies, and two expansive white sand beaches along the turquoise blue sea, full of coral formations. The natural surroundings make for a magical and unmissable experience. “All of these natural elements significantly impacted my dad -Antonio Cosío Ariño- and me when we visited the site. The location was perfect. Having been the previous leisure home of the then president of Mexico, I told my father that we should not let this opportunity slip away, and we purchased it,” recalls Antonio Cosío Pando, CEO of Brisas Group.
That was how our dream turned into reality. The first task was to convert the existing residences on the land into deluxe hotel rooms and interweave in the new architecture, interior design, and landscaping to create a refined, unforgettable atmosphere. That task was at the hands of Architect Alejandro Escudero, who used all organic materials of stones and wood to give life to NIZUC’s design, both inside and out. The hotel’s contemporary design blends with nature, making the natural ocean and lush surroundings the stars.
“Escudero was also tasked with bringing a thoughtful Mayan touch to every part of the design to ensure it felt like a sanctuary retreat. The result has been unsurpassed, as ten years later, NIZUC is considered a wellness sanctuary where guests surrender to the pursuit of pleasure and relaxation,” emphasizes Cosío Pando.
Since NIZUC Resort & Spa opened its doors in Cancun on March 22, 2013, many things have evolved. “We established a brand that did not exist and now is recognized with great prestige. Not only is NIZUC known internationally, but it is also considered on par with other hotels with decades of history in the luxury market,” says Jaime Jaramillo, Corporate Director of Hotel Operations at Brisas Group and the former general manager of NIZUC.
“We thank our leaders and staff for their commitment and dedication over the last ten years. We especially want to recognize Louis Daniel, NIZUC’s first manager, who helped conceive the project; Jaime Jaramillo, who put his heart into NIZUC and established award-winning service; and Alfonso Martínez, our active hotel manager who continues on the legacy and prestige of NIZUC today” concludes Antonio Cosío Pando.
Our team of 650 employees is dedicated to delivering memorable experiences at NIZUC. “Our people make the difference. The kindness and friendliness of their service allow us to make our guests feel better than at home and to satisfy their needs with all possible dedication. Our people strive to improve themselves and seek additional training to deliver the best experience. Our guests see and appreciate the quality of care and attention they receive at NIZUC,” Jaime Jaramillo affirms.
The successes of NIZUC Resort & Spa in just a few years of operation reflect how Brisas Group developed the hotel. Guests appreciate the many unique qualities of the NIZUC experience guests, explains Darrick Eman, Global Sales Director of the hotel. “Starting with its location and immense natural surroundings that promote silence and relaxation, as well as its proximity to the airport, two features most appreciated by guests of our most sought-after little heaven in the Yucatan Peninsula.”
All in all, NIZUC Resort & Spa has been an excellent and incredible venture. We are thrilled to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and look forward to our continued success, including the expansion of NIZUC with the opening of our second property in Los Cabos, expected to begin in 2025.