Rosewood Puebla opens today, becoming the fourth Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property in Mexico. The hotel is situated near the “zocalo,” the city’s cultural, religious, and political center, which is a short walk from the city’s most popular sites; it has 78 rooms and suites, three dining venues, a spa, and a rooftop bar.
The hotel’s design draws from the art, history and architecture of the region. Housed in a collection of historic buildings, Rosewood Puebla put an emphasis on architectural preservation and conservation. To lead the design and architectural project, Rosewood recruited Eric Meza Leines.
In keeping with Rosewood’s “A Sense of Place” concept, the hotel showcases furnishings and works from Mexican artists and artisans, including, Talavera pottery.
Executive Chef Jorge Gonzalez oversees Rosewood Puebla’s three on-property dining venues and rooftop bar. Traditional fares of the region, including chilies in walnut sauce, chalupas, and mole poblano are combined with modern European flavors and techniques, drawing on French, Spanish, and Lebanese influences. The offerings include:
- Pasquinel Bistrot, which fuses traditional Mexican fare with a French bistro concept. An open kitchen format allows for an interactive dining experience.
- Café Azul Talavera, which is accessible from the main street, serves as a “quintessential streetside café” with a selection of small plates, salads, and simple entrees. An extensive list of artisanal, local beers and Mexican wines is also available.
- Bar Los Lavaderos, the rooftop bar, offers a collection of fine liquors and rare spirits from a 19th Century space.
Guests of the hotel will have access to cooking and mixology classes and excursions to nearby markets and wineries. Signature cooking classes feature traditional Poblano fare, including the famous mole.
The hotel has a Sense, A Rosewood Spa and a rooftop infinity pool with views of Puebla’s downtown district and surrounding volcanoes. Utilizing traditional healing practices and local ingredients, Sense signature treatments include the Volcanic Mud Treatment and the Talavera Massage.
Additionally, Rosewood Puebla has 4,949 square feet of private event space, anchored around the property’s interior courtyard. The courtyard houses a 300-year-old chapel, which is available to guests as a wedding venue, while a dining room is also available for intimate parties.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, Puebla has 2,600 historic sites and over 365 churches. In addition, Puebla lies close to two of Mexico’s most significant archeological sites at Cantona and Cholula, which is the location of the world’s largest pyramid.