boutique hotels Archive

Epicurean Adventures and Luxurious Lounging: La Roma, Mexico City

  Funky and eclectic, artistic and gritty, Colonia Roma has long been the hipster little sister of coiffed Condesa and posh Polanco. But this neighborhood, in the center of Mexico City — named #1 place to visit in 2016 by the New York Times – , has become the it spot for travelers looking for […]

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New Habita Hotel Casa Fayette in Guadalajara

Guadalajara has long been strangely short on stylish, upscale hotels, so there’s been a lot of anticipation for Casa Fayette. This new hotel from the hip Grupo Habita company follows in the footsteps of their trendy properties in Mexico City, Puebla, and several resort areas. Each one is an aesthetic delight that attracts the creative […]

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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

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The Old is New: Casa Vieja to Busue in Mexico City

We once had a review of Casa Vieja Hotel on our site, an intimate Mexico City boutique hotel decorated in traditional colonial Mexican style. It was fascinatingly out of place, being just down the block from outlets of Gucci, Bose, and Louis Vuitton in the slick Polanco neighborhood. Apparently the incongruity was a bit too […]

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Our Review of New Hotel Carlota in Mexico City

Just off the popular boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, new boutique Hotel Carlota offers a central location plus a real sense of place in the Mexican capital. The top luxury hotels in Mexico City are mostly chain affairs, but sometimes a bold independent hotel has the courage and backing to take on the big players. […]

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NOW Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Resurgent Cali

When most people hear the name of Cali, Colombia, “hip boutique hotel” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. With all the incarnations of Escobar shows, movies, and telenovelas that have been released lately, it’s going to take a while for the city to shake off its sordid past. When a place […]

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