Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of Rosewood Puebla, which will open in early 2017 in the UNESCO World Heritage Site as Rosewood’s fourth property in Mexico.
Rosewood Puebla will be located within the heart of one of Mexico’s most significant colonial cities, Puebla. This colonial gem is 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and renowned for its architecture, churches, traditional cuisine and colorful ceramics. In 1987, the downtown area, “el centro histórico,” was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the historical and cultural value of its architecture, including Baroque, Renaissance and Classic styles represented in over 5,000 structures including churches, monasteries and mansions.
The hotel will be located in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods near the main square, the Zocalo, which is Puebla’s cultural, religious and political center. It will be housed in a collection of buildings from different time periods surrounding an intimate courtyard. The hotel will offer 78 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant with outdoor courtyard seating, the Lavaderos de Almoloya bar and a Sense® spa. A rooftop bar and swimming pool will offer stunning views over the neighboring Templo de San Francisco.
The city and people of Puebla are the primary source of inspiration for the hotel’s design, drawing from the art, history and architecture of the region. Rosewood Puebla will integrate traditional materials and methods of construction into the design and it will highlight one of the city’s greatest treasures, Talavera, from its classic beginnings to its most contemporary creations. The hotel will also showcase furnishings and works from Mexican artists and artisans in a sophisticated blend of the past and the present. Guests will be surrounded by authentic design and memorable experiences that are anchored in the proud traditions and accomplishments of Mexico.
Eric Meza Leines, one of Mexico’s youngest architectural talents who joined Plus Arrendamientos Inmobiliarios S.A. de C.V. in 2004, is leading the design and construction efforts of Rosewood Puebla. His professional experience has focused around architectural preservation and conservation of buildings with historical value in downtown Puebla.
The hotel will also showcase furnishings and works from Mexican artists and artisans in a sophisticated blend of the past and the present, with interior design led by Wimberly Interiors and lighting design by GMLD. Guests will be surrounded by authentic design and memorable experiences that are anchored in the proud traditions and accomplishments of Mexico.
Rosewood Puebla in Mexico to Open 2017