Outdoor, Back Yard, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Concrete Fences, Wall, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck Not wanting the hotel to be sited in the middle of heavy tourist activity along the main beachside strip, Arturo Zavala Haag—the Swiss-Mexican architect and photographer who designed the hotel—chose to place it in the middle of the jungle, within a yoga retreat community center known as Holistika Tulum.  Photo 3 of 9 in A New Modern Hotel Brings Midcentury Miami to Tulum, Mexico