Puerto Vallarta’s South Zone received a bit of a revitalization this month with the grand opening of the new 72 suites-only Hotel Mousai (formerly part of the Garza Blanca Hotel). The adults-only boutique property features contemporary suites and a colorful infusion of Mexican design.
Architect, Carlos Palomera, and Hotel Mousai’s Creative Director, Karoll Gonzalez, worked closely together to make Hotel Mousai a bold, trendy statement in an otherwise quiet location. With spectacular views of Banderas Bay, Palomera was inspired by the surrounding art and nature and strived to creatively capitalize on the “mind-blowing views and lush green jungle” that circles the hotel. With that as his goal, he was able to design the 18-story building harmoniously with it’s environment incorporating multi-layered architectural elements to the organic contours of the mountains behind it, maximizing the views of the Vallarta skyline as well as sweeping outline of the Banderas Bay.
Inside the hotel, the interior design also reflects the art/nature concept. The name of the hotel references Greek Muses implying all types of art as well as inspiration and the senses. Gonzalez explains, “The intention was to make the suites at Hotel Mousai playful statements that embody the idea of a sensual partnership and chic romance. We want our guests to feel comfortable yet frivolous, elegant yet trendy. We have sought to make the functional, fashionable and the practical luxurious, like the electric curtains and lighting that are pre-set to the flip of a switch and the seductive gold tiled Jacuzzi on a private deck that makes you feel like the Queen of Sheba on tour.”
The 72 suites at Hotel Mousai are divided into two categories: the Mousai Junior Suite and the Ultra Mousai Suite. Each suite features a private terrace with panoramic views of the bay, a jetted plunge pool with opulent Venetian finish gold tiles, and a siesta turn-down service with hammock. The hotel describes them as “shamelessly lavish” with no detail left overseen.
Hotel Mousai also features “The Terrace” which is a breakfast venue in the morning; a stylish teahouse by day, and a sophisticated cigar lounge at night; and “Hiroshi” a Japanese restaurant that flamboyantly blends Asian textures and ingredients. Their spa, Spa Imagine, features a five-cycle vitality pool, plunge shower, plunge pool, large jacuzzi, and therapy rooms fashioned to embody one of the seven sacred energy Chakras.
The Rooftop is the most flashy as it soars 112 meters above sea level and features an expansive infinity pool, majestic views of Puerto Vallarta, and sensational cocktails and snacks. We invite you to “be among the first guests to taste the lavish comfort of Hotel Mousai”.