Casa Palopó finished adding six new rooms to the property, bringing the luxury hotel to 15 total rooms. Prior to the expansion, the hotel consisted of seven rooms from the original house and three in the separate villa. The recent work moved one of the original seven rooms to the new area and added five more completely new rooms and suites.
The new rooms are located in a recently expanded wing of the main hotel. The addition overlooks the pool deck and provides views of the nearby vegetation, lake and volcanoes. The new rooms include one Superior Queen room, two Deluxe King rooms, two King Junior Suites and one King Suite. Now, the main building, located on the lower level of the property, has 12 rooms and suites, as well as international cuisine at 6.8 Palopó Restaurant, common living areas adorned with original Latin American paintings and artifacts, and a solar-heated pool with oversized lounge chairs.
Industrial designer Diego Olivero worked closely with Casa Palopó on the interior design. The hotel gave each room a more modern look, but kept the hotel’s colorful palette. The new rooms and suites include glass-cased rainfall showers and stand-alone bathtubs in some rooms.
The Villa Palopó, located steps from the main hotel, has three large suites, a living room, dining room, full kitchen, two helicopter landing pads, and a private infinity pool with roofed lounge space and a wood-burning fireplace.
Casa Palopó is located on the outskirts of Santa Catarina Palopó, one of twelve Mayan towns around Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands. Later this year, the hotel plans on adding a new wellness and relaxation area for spa treatments and featuring a fitness studio.