Mexican Design Hotels
Juan José Kochen (Ed.)
Boasting 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic cities and seductive beaches, Mexico is Latin America’s most-visited tourist destination. Yet, despite Mexico’s fabulous contemporary architecture scene, until recently hotel design seemed limited to mega-resorts of little distinction.
But no more. As this rich and inspiring book of “design hotels” shows, visitors to Mexico may now stay in hotels that show off the work of the country’s edgiest architects. Focusing on 21 boutique hotels throughout the country, from Mexico City to luxurious beach resorts, this lavishly designed and photographed book includes projects by many of Mexico’s award-winning international architects and firms, including Legoretta + Legoretta, TEN, Bunker, Diametro, Miquel Adrià and Javier Serrano.
Preserving history and triggering urban renewal, nine of the featured hotels creatively renovate pre-existing historical buildings. Take a virtual tour of the capital city’s hipster havens of Condesa df, Habita, Hotel de Cortes (located in a 17th century convent) and the new Distrito Capital and Downtown. Incorporating public spaces, restaurants and terraces, these hotels become places of respite and quiet within the city.
Or enjoy an imaginary vacation in boutique hotels and eco-hotels on the stunning beaches of Acapulco (Boca Chica, restored with retro accents), Veracruz (Tecolutla with its compact cabanas) and Playa del Carmen (the ultra-sophisticated Deseo and Basico). With English and Spanish texts by Oscar Ramírez, Julieta García González and Juan José Kochen, this abundantly illustrated book is the next best thing.
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