Small Luxury Hotels of the World Expands Portfolio in Mexico

Stara Hamurgo
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This September, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (or SLH for short) welcomes three new properties in Mexico to its portfolio of boutique luxury hotels. Stara Hamburgo, Stara San Angel Inn and Chablé Spa & Resort join alongside seven other SLH properties in Mexico. Presently, SLH has a collection of over 520 hotels in more than 80 countries, where they match independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels.

Located between the Zona Rosa and Zona Financiera in Mexico City, Stara Hamburgo recently opened in January of 2016. The historic, nineteenth-century Spanish mansion on the outside offers a boutique, contemporary hotel property on the inside. There are 60 rooms and suites that offer acoustic screens to help ensure guests sleep soundly, in addition to private balconies with views of the city or gardens. The hotels prime location offers easy access to explore the grand cathedrals and Aztec ruins that Mexico’s capital is home to. The Roof Garden Restaurant hosts a menu of inventive international and Mexican cuisine and provides panoramic views of the city streets. The hotel is also home to two other restaurants, Luna Bistro and Five S, which serve local organic produce throughout the day. Insider tip: SLH recommends bookworms visit Cafebrería El Pendulo, a gorgeous bookshop and café/restaurant that offers regular live music nights just 15 minutes from the hotel.

The Stara San Angel Inn, also in Mexico City, only offers 22 luxury suites each complete with a modern kitchen, designer bathroom and private terraces, designed specifically for the luxury traveler looking for hotel amenities within an apartment-style stay. Each suite offers L’Occitane bath products and views of the quirky vertical garden or San Angel city. The hotels two restaurants serve international and Mexican cuisine for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, though the Roof Garden is where those looking for a view want to be. To relax in between sight seeing, the hotel can arrange in-room spa treatments and access to its 24 hour gym. Insider Tip: If you’re there on a Saturday, SLH recommends visiting San Angel’s weekend bazaar as a great place to pick up work from local up and coming artists and enjoy a cultural atmosphere.

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To get out of the city, SLH’s new Chablé Spa & Resort offers guests 750 acres of Mexico’s famed Yucatan Peninsula. Having only opened its doors in November of 2015, the hotel boasts the newest and most modern amenities located within the heart of the Mayan forest, featuring 38 stand-alone pool villas with outdoor showers, hammocks and large outdoor living rooms. The hotel’s two restaurants serve organic, seasonal cuisine sourced directly from the property’s on-site gardens. For drinks, the wine cellar is home to exclusive vintages, and is available for private, romantic dinners. The resort also features an expansive wine cellar showcasing the largest, private tequila collection in the world. The spa has become the center piece of the hacienda, built beside a cenote, natural case formations unique to the Yucatan and considered to be sacred by the Mayans.  The spa comes complete with nine treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, a salt cabin and a floatarium. Insider Tip: The hotel invites guests to check out the spa’s garden kitchen, perfect for those interested in learning about and preparing their own aromatherapy.

Good to know:  Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers travel advisors a wide range of benefits, including commissions ranging from 10 to 20 percent available through all SLH booking channels. For added benefits and rewards, advisors should sign up for the “Small Luxury Heroes” program to start earning points.

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