Mexico has long prevailed as a pillar in Latin America’s contemporary art scene and now has become the epicenter for cutting edge art and design. Thanks to world-class private museums, independent galleries, and emerging fashion designers, Mexico has become the “it” destination for discovering the next generation of creative talent. Not to be overlooked are the number of renowned architects designing some of Mexico’s most recognized and innovative modern buildings.. to include hotels!
Hotel Azul – Oaxaca
Designed by five different Mexican artists, Hotel Azul describes itself as a hotel gallery and rightly so. Think clean, Scandinavian-style wooden design and contemporary Mexican-tiled floors, coupled with installation art pieces and walls of tall San Pedro cacti. This hotel oozes modern cool, while never totally straying from its traditional Oaxacan roots.
Hippodrome – Mexico City
Set on a quiet side street off of Parque Mexico, this intimate boutique hotel was redesigned incorporating art deco elements reflecting the iconic building, evoking a sense of time and place that is modern yet alludes to the past.
Hotel Cacao – Playa del Carmen
Located on the famous 5th Avenue in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s bustling scene of restaurants and bars, this boutique hotel creates a heavenly haven inside its walls. Architect Rodrigo de la Peña has imbued the property with dramatic elements such as huge canvas accents in geometric shapes and a central court with a hyacinth lily pond.
Demetria Boutique Hotel – Guadalajara
Nestled between two historic houses — Luis Barragán’s Casa Franco and Pedro Castellano’s Casa Quiñones — this design hotel was modeled to preserve Guadalajara’s architectural history and reflects a successful combination of contemporary art and zen comfort.
Mexico City’s Emerging Design Scene
This experience delves into the world of Mexican design where you meet the jewelry, fashion, textile and ceramic designers at the forefront of the city’s contemporary art movement. Get a glimpse into what is trending in Mexico and internationally.
Art & Architecture in Mexico City
This itinerary explores Mexico City’s architectural and artistic delights, shown through buildings, murals, landmarks, and museums. Discover the vast array of innovative contemporary 21st works that are contrasted by pre-Hispanic structures and influences.