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Deseo Hotel + Lounge

5ta. Ave. at Calle 12
Playa del Carmen , Quintana Roo , Mexico http://www.hoteldeseo.com/enjoy.html
52-98-4879-3620

Stone steps echoing a Mayan temple lead to this minimalist-chic hotel’s Christo-meets-pool-party, second-floor roof patio overlooking Fifth Avenue. At night, sheer white drapes wafting in the aqua-and-purple glow evoke an underwater dream. Join the stylish, predominantly 30ish crowd to lounge on large daybeds while watching wall-projected movies and imbibing the signature champagne-spiked mojito, a.k.a. the Cubano Royale. Service is leisurely, but the drinks are robust, especially the excellent martinis in flavors ranging from cucumber to chamoy, a Mexican candy.

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