San Miguel de Allende,
Mexico, September 28, 2010 – The most anticipated new hotel in Mexico’s
most heralded destination welcomed its first guests on September 24, 2010.
Hotel Matilda (http://www.hotelmatilda.com)
is an iconoclastic boutique hotel offering visitors to famed 500-year-old
San Miguel de Allende an alternative travel experience. In juxtaposition
to the spectacular colonial setting and the immersion in this historical
past at the other hotels here, Hotel Matilda celebrates today’s lifestyle
in a vibrant, gallery-like ambiance filled with contemporary art.
Aldama 53, Col. Centro
San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato, México 37700
“Our cutting-edge, lifestyle-focused guest experience at Hotel Matilda
is defined by an evocative and comfortable ambiance, personalized service,
sophisticated amenities, and striking contemporary art that engages and
animates guests,” said General Manager Andrés Sanhueza, who comes
to Hotel Matilda with 13 years of hospitality experience in Mexico and
his native Chile, most recently as part of the opening team for the W Hotel
Hotel Matilda offers:
32 rooms and suites: All are luxuriously appointed with artistic
touches from Mexican calcutta marble floors and art by acclaimed Mexico
City photographer Eduardo Zaylan to fine 400-thread-count linens. Most
feature a balcony or terrace, while many boast panoramic views of San Miguel
de Allende. The interior design was by McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors,
Restaurant Matilda: Chef McDonough’s menu of contemporary international
cuisine reinvents traditional American, Continental and Latin American
cooking with his own innovative twists using the latest culinary trends.
He has gone to unsurpassed lengths to find and procure the finest locally
sourced ingredients, including establishing partnerships with artisanal
food producers, developing organic gardens and even obtaining facilities
to produce locally unavailable food products. Guests may dine indoors or
on the patio overlooking lush gardens of indigenous flora and the wall
of water flowing down from the infinity pool.
Chef McDonough comes to Hotel Matilda with 20 years of diverse culinary
experience, notably as Executive Chef with private clubs that emphasized
world-class cuisine for an exclusive membership. Most recently, he was
Executive Chef of the Snake River Sporting Club, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Bar Matilda: The lounge pours premium brands and specialty
spirits by artisanal producers, and mixes classic and original cocktails
employing the latest in mixology.
Spa Matilda: The 4,700-square-foot spa focuses on achieving
total well-being through a collection of globally and locally inspired
treatments and integrated personal care experiences customized to individual
needs and preferences. Set in an intimate, tranquil garden environment,
it has four treatment rooms including a couple’s room; a spa suite with
a steam shower and soaking tub; two patios; an indoor/outdoor Relaxation
Lounge with a fireplace for pre- and post-treatment quiet time; and a fitness
facility with cardio- and strength-training equipment. The spa was developed
by Under a Tree Consulting, Tucson.
Infinity Pool: An infinity-edge swimming pool features a deck with
lounge chairs and market umbrellas, food and beverage service, and a verdant
garden ambience planted with species indigenous to the local area. The
pool is anchored by a stunning water feature: water flows out of the pool
down a large water wall into the spa garden.
Hotel Matilda Infinity Pool
San Miguel de Allende: Located in the central highlands of Mexico
about 170 miles from Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site renowned for its spectacular Spanish colonial architecture
and Old World ambience that remain virtually unchanged from centuries ago.
In its “World’s Best” awards for 2010, Travel + Leisure named San Miguel
the #1 city in Latin America and the #4 city in the world.
Hotel Matilda Art Collection: In a community renowned for its
architecture, art schools and striking landscapes, Hotel Matilda takes
this legacy a step further by exhibiting the works of acclaimed contemporary
artists. The hotel designed its ambiance to have the feel and look of an
art gallery, creating an ideal environment for displaying works in an array
of media; most notable are the energetic and imaginative pieces,
commissioned specifically for the hotel, by three emerging stars of the
Mexican art world: Aldo Chaparro, Nacho Rodriguez Bach and Bosco Sodi.
The art connection, moreover, gave the hotel its name: Hotel Matilda is
eponymously named for the subject of a famous 1940’s portrait of Matilda
Stream by revered Mexican artist Diego Rivera; the original remains in
a private collection while an image hangs in Hotel Matilda.
Other features and amenities:
Wifi: Complimentary wireless internet is available in all common areas;
all rooms and suites have wired connections.
Canine Club Pet Program: Pets up to 20 pounds are welcomed with special
beds, treats, toys, daily walks and more.
Green Profile: Hotel Matilda has a truly green profile with everything
from photo-voltaic panels producing electricity and solar panels heating
water to an automatic lighting system, composting of organic waste and
sustainable bath amenities.
Indigenous Landscaping: The landscaping complements the green profile by
only using plants that are indigenous to the region.
Diverse plantings of common and rare species creates a natural array of
colors and textures, canopies and lower gardens, and varying scents through
the seasons of the year.
For more information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or direct dial from U.S. (011) (52) 415-152-10-15.