Yes, he’s our boss—and we’re so proud! Líderes Mexicanos, one of Mexico’s most respected business magazines, included Mexico Boutique Hotels’ General Director, our very own John Youden, in their 2009 list of top 40 Mexico tourism industry heavyweights. Among the honorees: Mexico Secretary of Tourism Rodolfo Elizondo Torres and FONATUR Director General Miguel Ángel Gómez Mont Urueta. You can’t get higher than that!
Writer Christine Del Sol lists Mexico’s 10 most romantic honeymoon hideaways on the SFGate’s Mexico Mix this week. Five are members of the Mexico Boutique Hotels collection.
This review is an excerpt from author Zain Deane‘s upcoming book, Great Destinations: Mexico City, Puebla & Cuernavaca, published by Countryman Press
La Purificadora is my favorite hotel in Puebla, and among my favorites in Mexico, for a few reasons. For one, it is architecturally unique, a blend of minimalism, dramatic effect, rustic antiquity and modern chic. From the crumbling, exposed walls left over from colonial times, the M.C. Escher-like broad stairway and the bare coal fire-pits in the open-air lobby to the modern, creatively designed rooms, the hotel presents a delightful contrast. Even the colors show the dichotomy: earth tones and pure white mixed with plush purple couches. At night, candles and fires fill the hotel, throwing you further into the dual world of old and new.
The rooms maximize the given space and include flat-screen TVs, iPod stereos, sink-into-sleep beds, and contemporary décor. One of the coolest spots in Puebla is the upstairs bar and pool area. The pool, an open-air zero-level affair with a glass wall, offers you, the swimmer, spectacular views of the nearby Iglesia de San Francisco and offers those lounging around views of you, the swimmer. And the restaurant is one of the most innovative in the city, a must-visit if you like creative Mexican cuisine.
La Purificadora is a gem, and a hidden one at that. You’ll find no prominent signs above the door, and the hotel is tucked in a corner of town that is removed from the tourist bustle but still within the historic city center limits.
Writer Karen Catchpole visited one of our hotels back in January and posts a colorful description of her experience on http://www.itravelshop.com
When you check into La Mansion de los Suenos, you’re not just greeted by the experienced and eager staff. You’re also welcomed by a dozen faces brought to life in the colourful portraits of local painter Jose Silva which cover the walls in the lovely reception area off the first of the restored 16th century hacienda’s three blood-pressure-lowering patios or courtyards. The tranquility, art collection, history, decor and level of service at La Mansion de los Suenos come to you courtesy of Priscilla Madsen, the owner and host…
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“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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“Your home for these three perfect days is Hacienda San Angel, a member of the Mexico Boutique Hotels collection of small luxury accommodations…the hotel evokes a long-gone era, with tiles and fine woodwork and antiques, while providing stunning views of the bay and the landmark crown atop PV’s cathedral.”
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Featuring El Tamarindo Beach and Golf Resort
“Barefoot elegance is the name of the game at this thatched-roof resort on the Costalegre. The place is located inside a 2,040 rain-forest preserve, but there’s plenty of luxury inside the 29 villas.”
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