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The Green Heart of Mérida: Wayam Mundo Imperial

As Earth Day approaches this April, let us spotlight sustainability within the hotel industry. The boutique Wayam Mundo Imperial is pioneering environmental responsibility in Mérida, Mexico. Mérida is emerging as a top travel destination in 2024, offering a safe and culturally rich travel experience.

Here are six reasons why Wayam is the Green Heart of Mérida: 

  1. Wayam is the first hotel in Mérida to obtain LEED Certification
  2. Energy Conservation: With a cutting-edge photovoltaic (PV) system, Wayam harnesses solar energy to reduce energy consumption by 20% in key areas such as bathrooms and hallways with 165 solar panels across six buildings on the property. 
  3. Preservation and Respect: From its inception, Wayam prioritized the preservation of indigenous flora, including ancient fruit trees and endemic vegetation, integrating nature into its design ethos. The property was constructed respecting the trees on the property, a non-negotiable. 
  4. All energy-efficient windows at Wayam face eastward to avoid heating during the sunset, resulting in heightened solar reflectivity contributing to thermal insulation. 
  5. Innovative Water Management: Innovative solutions like electromagnetic systems and rainwater harvesting reduce water usage and improve water quality. The hotel has two cisterns—24,000 gallons each—to store rainwater. 
  6. Locally Sourced Cuisine: Wayam’s restaurant, Cuna, sources ingredients locally, eliminating the need for freezers, and offering a specialized water menu featuring regional Mexican waters.