Hotels in Colonial Cities
Hotel Matilda, which opened this past September along one of San Miguel de Allende’s cobblestoned streets, stands out for its sleek white exterior and modern décor.
Several years ago In the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, expat Nancy Lane Hooper stumbled upon a collapsed 17th-century mansion with original cantera-stone lintels and two-foot-thick walls. She envisioned a tiny East-meets-West retreat, and has turned the ruin into a refuge.
The grand dame of San Miguel's ever-expanding collection of luxury hotels, Casa de Sierra Nevada (made up of six Spanish-colonial mansions) exudes colonial charm and laid-back stylishness.
For its first city resort in Mexico, Rosewood looked to San Miguel's history to create a colonial-era hacienda where every corner reveals local artisans' work: cantera stone in patios and colonnades; curled bedposts and ornate tin mirror frames in 67 guest rooms.