|San Miguel has remained mostly unchanged with colonialera homes and churches.|
Tucked away among colonial villas and cobblestone streets in a village north of Mexico City, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende made its debut in February. Exuding charm and sophisticated elegance in a historical setting, we say this hotel provides a classy alternative to the typical Mexican beach escape.
Here, the Parroquia Suite is most in demand, undoubtedly because of the rooftop views over San Miguel. We love the fireplaces in the living and bedroom areas, as well as the large terrace, which is a perfect setting for cocktails or a private dinner.
Because of the Tower Suite’s lofty locale atop the resort’s Colonial section, it is ideal for view seekers. The outdoor living space, including a private terrace and rooftop patio, affords guests 360-degree views of San Miguel. Nice Touch: The room is accented with handpicked artwork for an additional local appeal.
For peerless decadence, we suggest the three-bedroom Rosewood Suite. Here’s Why: In addition to three-and-a-half bathrooms and three bedrooms, the suite boasts a private movie theater—perfect for a family-fun evening. A 3,000-square-foot rooftop patio is also at guests’ disposal and, not surprising, gives way to great views, particularly into town.
Tranquility and relaxation are integral to the resort experience. In keeping with that, the 11,000-square-foot Sense, A Rosewood Spa offers eight treatment rooms. We hear the therapy to book is the Signature Mole Body Treatment. Kids in tow? The spa serves up mani/pedi and facial treatments for children ages five and older, with a parent present. Reservations should be made at least a week in advance. Luxury travel advisors can contact Spa Manager Alejandro Ortiz ([email protected]hotel.com; 011-52-415-152 9700).
When it’s time to dine, the resort has three distinct options. The 1826 Restaurant & Bar takes its name from the year in which the town adopted the name San Miguel de Allende. This homage to Mexican history plays very well into the menu design, which focuses on both traditional and creative Mexican cuisine.
Luna Rooftop Tapas invites diners to linger in a casual alfresco atmosphere. Enjoy Mexican and Spanish tapas along with some potent potables while taking in the views of the city below.
For poolside nibbles, Agua is the answer. Open in season from 9 a.m. until sunset, guests can nosh on light fare and specialty cocktails. Got an eye for artisan crafts? You’ll love the resort’s location, which is just a 10-minute walk from a variety of art galleries, and antique and craft shops.
Being the new kid in town, the resort has not yet acquired a lengthy list of special excursions for clients. However, Chef Concierge Violetta Manon ([email protected]; 011-52-415-152-9746) is well-connected to handle any request, such as booking private tours with art consultants, historians and the like.
Nuptial Note: Guests looking to tie the knot in colonial elegance will love the options provided by the resort. Choose from a host of venues, such as the neo-Gothic Parroquia or the gardens on site. Rosewood San Miguel can accommodate receptions of up to 150 guests.
|A Deluxe Colonial Room offers views of the resort’s gardens.|
We are told that Easter, Christmas, New Year’s and Mexican Independence Day are sure to bring visitors to the town. For these times of the year, it is recommended to book clients at least six months in advance. Sales Manager Lucia Lebon ([email protected]; 310-843-9548) is available as a liaison to travel advisors.
Resort Access: Fly clients into either Leon Airport or Queretaro. The former is approximately 75 minutes by car, while Queretaro is just under an hour’s drive. Need to fly your guests VIP-style? Both Queretaro and Leon service private jets. The resort provides meet and greet service in luxury SUVs, and helicopter transfers can also be arranged.