Casa Hoyos — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Hoyos — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

As partial as we are to sleek modernism, we’re particularly fond of hotels whose design and mood speak indelibly of their location and culture.

Case in point is Casa Hoyos in the historical heart of San Miguel de Allende, which architect Andrés Gutiérrez has converted from a fading 17th-century family manor into a sparkling 16-room boutique hotel.

The original footprint is still recognisable, though an internal courtyard which once stored seed and grain has been reimagined as the lobby and rooms.

A palette of desert-bright hues of burnt orange and yellow swathes the graciously proportioned loggias and public spaces, alongside Calaca armchairs by Comité de Proyectos, a liberal sprinkling of mirrored planter pots by Paloma Layseca, and woven tapestries by Meli Ávila.

The rooftop terrace, meanwhile, is the setting for a sunset cocktail of Lavender Sour hit with Meyer lemons, violet liqueur and spiced wine, and paired with shrimp ceviche. §

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