The 7 most beautiful hotels in Mexico
HÔTEL • Exoticism is expressed with taste and eclecticism in Mexico’s contemporary addresses. Mexican artists, designers and architects, whose contemporary work galvanises traditional millennial craftsmanship, take over these haunts (Los Milagros, Quinta Amores, Tulum Treehouse, Baja Club, Casa TO, Círculo Mexicano) and give life to haciendas 2.0, halfway between tradition and modernity.
Green plants, neo-maya crafts, natural materials and exceptional landscapes…
Bienvenido a México.
Hacienda Los Milagros
Located on the paradise beach of Punta Mita, Hacienda Los Milagros reveals itself in a cocktail of influences, halfway between the traditional Mexican hacienda and Hollywood glamour with a touch of beach cool. All imagined with a modern sensibility. Each room in the hotel features local craftsmanship and works by contemporary artists and galleries such as Tanya Aguiñiga, Priscila Gonzalez Urrea and Studio Agnes. A jewel by Studio Antoine and RP Miller (AGO Projects).
Nestled in the heart of Mexico City's Polanco, in an iconic Art Deco building just charmingly revamped, Campos Polanco (Mosaic Hotel Group) is a resort of twelve casually elegant residences. Resolutely cosmopolitan and eclectic, it combines the city's rich architectural history with the sophisticated codes of the modern era, with a touch of lushness drawn from the neighbourhood's squares.
Life in pink. Tucked away between the natural surroundings of San Miguel de Allende and the Los Frailes neighbourhood known for its Spanish colonial architecture in Guanajuato, the Quinta Amores complex is an all-pink hideaway with a great story behind it. Designed in a raw and rigorous architectural style by Mexican designer Ian Pablo Amores (Estudio IPA), it is guided by a palette of red-orange-pink tones chosen beforehand to echo the colonial buildings of Guanajuato state.
A few kilometres from the bustling resorts of Tulum Treehouse of a different kind: Tulum Treehouse. An oasis where Mexican craftsmanship and natural materials take centre stage. Created by Co-Lab Co-Lab Design Office and designer Annabell Kutucu, this private retreat with its minimalist lines and raw materials is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation.
A few years ago, Grupo Habita opened the doors of Baja Club, an exotic sanctuary ideally located on the Malecón,, La Paz's coastal promenade. This early 20th century Mexican hacienda has been reborn in a colonial minimalism under the impetus of the French duo Jaune Architecture and architect Max von Werz Arquitectos. Inside: red earthenware tiles, dark wood details, ornamental hardware, woven natural fibre materials and local craftsmanship. Outside: lagoon blue pool, deckchair stripes, pergola, Mexican bricks and rooftop bar.
A new kind of Oaxacan temple has opened in La Punta Zicatela, 15 minutes from Puerto Escondido International Airport in Oaxaca. Housed in brutalist architecture by Ludwig Godefroy, reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, Casa TO is a holistic retreat based on an ecological approach. It is composed of nine all-concrete suites, organised around a central pool designed to facilitate the hotel's natural air conditioning.
Between the new edition of Raf Simons and Kvadrat's Shaker system and the opening of the Círculo Mexicano hotel in Mexico City, Shaker style is definitely in the air. This Christian sect founded in New England in 1747 became famous for its ascetic approach to design in the service of a communal lifestyle. Forerunners of functionalism and frugal aesthetics, the Shakers inspired this monastic boutique-hotel designed by the Ambrosi Etchegaray architectural firm centuries later.