Mexico Chic

April 22, 2008









“A myriad of elements sets every member under Mexico Boutique Hotels apart, not least their beautiful design, individual style, dedicated owners and staff and highly personalized service…”

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Mexico Boutique Hotels Welcomes Six New Members!

April 13, 2008

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (APRIL 13, 2008) – Always on the lookout for the cream of the crop in boutique accommodations, MBH has invited six of the best to join their group. For travelers, this means a wider array of places to choose from, all with an undeniable stamp of approval. Click on and come take a closer look!

LA CASA QUE CANTA – ZIHUATANEJO Recognized for its detailed personalized service and spacious suites, the award-winning La Casa Que Canta recently added two adjacent private villas to its inventory. Located on a gorgeous stretch of beach, it continues to be the epitome of understated, warm Mexican hospitality.

DOS CASAS – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE Mexican architect Alberto Laposse has created a beautiful oasis tucked away in this already delightful destination. Sophisticated, warm and elegant, Dos Casas provides the perfect space to relax and regroup after a day spent strolling charming cobblestone streets, visiting galleries or simply watching the people go by in one of San Miguel’s busy plazas.

LA PURIFICADORA – PUEBLA La Purificadora is this Puebla’s newest addition—with a twist: the building is a former 19th century water-purifying center. Its sleekly modern central design theme (created by noted architect Ricardo Legorreta) pays homage to its past through its innovative use of materials, while offering the traveler a luxurious pied-à-terre in this amazing city.

CASA YAL’MAKA’AN – ACAPULCO If you yearn for the sensuous rays of the sun but can do without crowds, busy streets and noisy pools, then we have the place for you. Casa Yal’maka’an is a rare find: a peaceful space that is accessed through a major tourist hub. Fly to Acapulco but veer off the main road and head south. You’ll soon notice more vegetation and less occupation.

VILLA MARIA CRISTINA – GUANAJUATO Elegant, sophisticated and only a 20-minute walk from the romantic heart of downtown Guanajuato, Villa Maria Cristina is the ideal home base from which to explore this historic city. A complete Spa and wellness area are welcome extras after a day walking around the beautifully restored streets or touring the gorgeous countryside.

SIERRA LAGO – MASCOTA Far from the better-known coastal regions, Mexico has hidden away beautiful lakeside retreats where fireplaces, log cabins, wildlife and fresh air abound. At the end of a primitive road, Sierra Lago awaits visitors with a peaceful paradise where silence is golden, views are serene and relaxation takes on a whole new meaning.

About Mexico Boutique Hotels
Established in 1999 by John Youden’s Producciones Viva, Mexico Boutique Hotels is a collection of 47 upscale, independent member properties handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Some are housed in exquisitely restored architectural gems, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern—but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico.

Book any of Mexico Boutique Hotels’ stylish properties by calling 1-800-728-9098 (U.S. and Canada) or visiting 

Mexico Boutique Hotels Announces Its Top 10 Best Sellers for 2007

April 13, 2008

Mexico Boutique Hotels Announces Its Top Ten Best Sellers for 2007

It Wasn’t Easy, But We Did It With A Little Help From Our Guests!


Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (April 13, 2008) – Top Ten Lists are the tiptop of what’s hot: from books to blogs to best-dressed ladies, they’re the one-stop-shop for those looking for the best. Mexico Boutique Hotels, an eclectic collection of upscale boutique properties, knows a thing or two about what it means to be at the “top”. Now they’ve put together their own list based not on their own criteria, but on the number of bookings made by their very satisfied guests.


And now, without further ado, the MBH Top Ten Best Sellers for 2007: 


10. Majahuitas – Puerto Vallarta 

This is the three-hour tour without putting up with Gilligan’s shenanigans—and with much better food! In fact, while you’re waiting for the dinner gong (really) all you have to do is hang around in your hammock, flirt with the fishes and work on your golden tan. Don’t worry, though: the mainland is just a hop, skip and a panga-ride away…


* Please note that this hotel is no longer a member of Mexico Boutique Hotels


9. Quinta Las Acacias – Guanajuato

Guanajuato, a colonial jewel with winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous gardens and romantic balconies, plays host to this French-style mansion that harks back to the 19th century. Prepare to be seduced by the blend of European luxury and Mexican beauty, plus its special brand of personalized attention without pretension. This is elegant hospitality at its best, and nowhere will you feel it more than when you’re happily ensconced in one of its 17 splendid suites. 


8. Xaloc Resort – Isla Holbox

Simple, casual, yet unforgettable, this is the place where you can swim with the whale sharks in the morning, get in a little fishing in the afternoon and enjoy your catch deliciously prepared on a handmade plate in the evening. The white linen will look stunning against your tan—as will the white sand against your happily bare feet.


7. El Tamarindo – Costalegre

Imagine living in the middle of lush, beautiful jungle — in your very own luxury villa, with your very own plunge pool, hammock, outdoor living area and every modern amenity you could hope for. Oh, and you’ll be right next door to one of the world’s most stunning golf courses. Any questions?


6. Hacienda San Angel – Puerto Vallarta

Perched above the lovely city of Puerto Vallarta, the beautifully restored villas that make up Hacienda San Angel are a tour de force of fine antiques and a tribute to the owner’s good taste. The service, the food and the picture-perfect location are the butter cream icing on this sophisticated masterpiece. (And the margaritas are to die for!)


5. La Casona – Mexico City

Nestled in the heart of one of the most fascinating cities on the planet, La Casona’s privileged location is just a few blocks from the Paseo de la Reforma, a main artery of the gorgeously restored historical center. From here, the concierge organizes for lucky guests a variety of tours to enjoy after the delicious complimentary continental breakfast.


4. Villa Ganz – Guadalajara

We know of a certain international superstar—Mexican, by the way—who recently chose to spend a few nights in this wonderfully restored mansion in Mexico’s second-largest city. We won’t divulge his name (hubba hubba), but we do know he basked in the marvelous warmth of owner Sally Rangel, enjoyed the exceptional service and found a much-needed respite from the Hollywood hubbub.


3. Las Alamandas – Costalegre

Their finest reviews are usually offered under condition of anonymity, giving a hint of why this “heaven on earth” is so popular with the A-lister’s: great discretion and even greater privacy. Gourmet picnics unfurl on pristine, paparazzi-free beaches; nature at its best surrounds superbly designed villas; and exacting service ensures a perfect getaway. ‘Nuff said.


2. Meson Sacristia de la Compañía – Puebla

Heavy wooden doors open up onto a gorgeous courtyard filled with beautifully preserved antiques and fine rustic furnishings, a tasteful background that serves up exemplary service and awardwinning traditional Pueblan cuisine. Guests take home antiques, memories and the indelible experience of learning how to cook the perfect mole.


And drum roll, please…


1. Casa de Mita – Punta de Mita

There was just no doubting Casa de Mita’s ranking as número uno: guests have a tendency to effuse, enthuse and otherwise gush about their stay. This also might be the only place where you’ll actually want to take the all-inclusive option: it’s truly exquisite and a far, far cry from the usual greaseladen buffet. This tiny jewel on a secluded beach puts the “I” in “impeccable service” and we guarantee you will be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave.