The new – and temporary – ‘raw-luxe’ Papaya Playa project takes the 21st century pop-up phenomenon to its next logical step: hospitality.
Our decade has been described as the Turbulent Teens. In reaction to uncertain economic dynamics, unparalleled original solutions in the space of art and design have cropped up, one of the most popular being the pop-up retail and art phenomenon.
An instant success, the idea plays with exactly what we are looking for right now: functionality, value, story and innovation. While this concept has been around for a while, Design Hotels founder and CEO Claus Sendlinger sees its shift to hospitality as a natural and inevitable progression – hence the Papaya Playa project, which recently popped up in
Launched in early December last year and open only until 5 May, Papaya Playa is located on a 900m stretch of oceanfront paradise on the
Located in the heart of Mayan mysticism, Tulum is a place where small boutique hotels are the norm and where constructions are commonly simple cabanas on the beach. In the recent past, Tulum has become a destination in its own right, separating itself from the bigger tourist attractions in the area,
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