The creative design of the Riviera Maya incorporates many sustainable, natural, and historical materials, producing a welcoming dining experience for everyone. Indiana limestone salvaged from various high schools throughout Central Indian has been used extensively. The raised dining level near the entrance is ornamented with pressed steel ceiling panels retrieved from a demolished Indiana building, and the wood flooring in that area was saved from the demolition of a house in Logansport. The southeast corner of the restaurant showcases windows from an old building in Kokomo, along with quarter sawn oak from a dozen Indiana locales. The Gothic arch doorway was recovered after a tragic fire at the First Baptist Church in Kokomo. Stained glass windows from the former Masonic Temple in Warsaw create a focal point on the south wall. The mirrored glass arches located on the west wall are strategically placed to reflect light. Retrieved from a building in downtown Tipton, the arches have been given new life, and are beautiful compliments to the decor.