Hold up your both of your hands and count your fingers, because that is how many events seasoned pro Alison Events has done in The Riviera Maya. Yes you counted correctly, she has done ten weddings. Ole! She has been fortunate enough to have done five weddings at Be Tulum alone (and five others in the Riviera Maya area). This small and quaint venue gives you the feeling like you’re staying at an old friend’s house—one with amazing taste, sitting right on the ocean. This particular event was for blushing bride Olivia and dapper groom Pete. Olivia and Pete went for a colorful yet understated celebration after getting hitched on the beach.
Perhaps your childhood dream of being a Paleontologist was never fully realized, and you sometimes find yourself day dreaming whilst planting your winter bulbs, that you’ll unearth the skeleton of a giant T-Rex and all your Jurassic Park fantasies will finally come to life. Well, we can’t promise that we’ll make all of your childhood dreams come true, but we’ve certainly uncovered a unique locale to let your imagination run wild and inspire your anthropological creativity.
Calling all culture vultures! Raise your hand if you want to host a gathering at a venue where the mantra is "we keep costs down so travelers can spend their money on more adventurous or cultural pursuits". We do, we do!
Stu Waddell, the design genius behind said mantra and new hotspot Drift, has a resume chock full of experience in the travel and resort world. Early this year he realized his dream when he opened the rustic ranch doors of Drift. Stu saw the magic in the traditional Colonial town of San Jose Del Cabo. He fell in love with the historic downtown art district, replete with charming galleries, live music and a delicious foodie scene. He decided he would open Drift, the first location in the Historic Art District, and the prototype for a series of hotels that fill a niche between boutique and youth hostel. The concept is to cater to the independent traveler and is inspired by the idea of “traveling without a destination”. Drift is designed to promote social interaction with a pared down, do-it-yourself atmosphere. The rooms are minimalistic with design accents inspired by industrial urban lofts and Baja ranch architecture.
We fell in love with how much Stu emphatically embraces the community culture of San Jose Del Cabo, the locals and the magic of gathering together. Something that can get lost in today's online world. When we chatted with this passionate and caring entrepreneur we immediately knew that his concept and gem of a property embodies the spirit of the ideal gathering destination. Not just because of it's beauty, but also for it's manifesto and what it stands for.
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Fly into San Jose Del Cabo's wilder sister - Los Cabos International Airport( SJD)
It is said “fate loves the fearless” and if that is so than it is never more true than for the owners of Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez. Adventurous of spirit and authentic of heart, they met by chance if one believes in coincidence. In theory it sounds like good old-fashioned romantic cinema —a wayfaring, globetrotting couple who start working at The Plaza Athenee Hotel on the same day, become fast friends and discover they both want to open their own hotel.
One might say both Angie and Alexis were headed for hospitality if one believes in such things being destined or fated. In Alexis Schärer’s case, he grew up in the hotels his father ran and later the same career choice took him to London, Mallorca, and St. Moritz, amongst others. Mexican-born Angie Rodriguez studied hotel management too but also tried her hand at photography, jewelry design, and painting. With their combined sensibilities and experience a passion project unpetaled and bloomed into Hotel La Semilla, very fittingly, Spanish for “seed.”
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Hotel La Semilla is just over a mile from Playa del Carmen’s ADO International Bus Station, and about an hour’s drive from Cancún International Airport (CUN).
We love a good challenge here at The Venue Report, and the team at Be Inspired PR certainly delivered! They asked us to take their favorite fiesta fête pics and find a venue that would be the perfect match for the decor in the photo. We paired each image with the venue that we thought would be an ideal setting.