RETURN TO RETRO! CASA FAYETTE OPENS IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

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Christian Stan, at 25 Oct. 15, in Boutique Hotels, Hotels, News

Already the darling of Mexico’s creative set, Guadalajara’s reputation as one of Mexico’s hottest cultural destinations has been cemented by the opening of Grupo HABITA’s latest coup, Casa Fayette, on September 17, 2015.

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Located in the Lafayette neighborhood, . Carefully designed to reflect the modernist aesthetics of its surroundings, Casa Fayette emerges as a creative, thoughtful and thrilling addition to Mexico’s second city.

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Hoteliers Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, the creative minds behind Grupo HABITA, joined forces with local architectural firm, Estudio5, to transform the 1940s mansion into Guadalajara’s first design-led hotel. Milanese architects DIMORESTUDIO were responsible for Casa Fayette’s aesthetics, which have been inspired by traditional Jaliscan design, underpinned with the studio’s signature European style. The interiors are cool and considered, defined by a color palette of greens and blues, and accented with hand-blown glass lighting and locally-sourced textiles and ceramics. Chic marble flooring, highly polished wood and Mackintosh-inspired glass screens pay homage to the hotel’s Art Deco roots.

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Boasting some of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Mexico, and museums showcasing contemporary Latin American art, Guadalajara has long been the reserve of committed art and architecture aficionados. However, the arrival of world-class galleries such as Curro y Poncho and Travesia Cuatro has attracted international attention and established the city as one of Central America’s most exciting cultural hubs. Throw in a thriving food and tequila culture and you have a serious contender to Mexico City’s crown.

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About Grupo HABITA

For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha building hotels that reflect their surroundings is more than just a job – it’s a passion that drove these Mexican entrepreneurs to leave their respective former careers in citrus farming and investment banking. In 2000, Couturier and Micha launched Grupo HABITA, a diverse collection of 14 exquisite hotels, including New York’s Hôtel Americano and DOWNTOWN Mexico. Today, Couturier and Micha sit on the boards of Mexico’s most prestigious fine arts institutions, while often hosting art openings at their one-of-a-kind hotels.

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