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Andrés Sanhueza Named GM of Hotel Matilda
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, August 10, 2010  –  Hotel Matilda has announced that Andrés Sanhueza has taken the reins as General Manager of this iconoclastic boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende that will open its doors on September 15, 2010. 

Mr. Sanhueza assumes responsibility for this cutting-edge hotel, located in the heart of the 500-year-old historic center of Mexico’s most revered colonial town, that will be a “living art gallery” catering to the lifestyle of today’s international traveler.

“Our guests will enjoy a modern, lifestyle-focused guest experience at Hotel Matilda that will be defined by personalized service, sophisticated amenities, an evocative and comfortable ambiance, and dramatic contemporary art,” said Mr. Sanhueza. 

He comes to Hotel Matilda with 13 years of hospitality experience in Mexico and his native Chile. Most recently, he was part of the opening team for the W Hotel Santiago, Chile, where he served as assistant food and beverage director.  Previously, he was director of food and beverage at Casa Sierra Nevada, the Orient Express Hotel in San Miguel de Allende, and at Valle Nevado Ski Resort, Chile. Additional experience includes:  director of restaurants, Hotel Carrera, a Leading Hotel of the World in Santiago, Chile;  and head butler/food & beverage operational manager as part of the opening team for the San Cristobal Tower Luxury Collection & Sheraton Santiago, Chile.

At Hotel Matilda, guests will be immersed in a relaxed and sophisticated setting of refined and comfortable accommodations, international gourmet dining, personalized spa experiences and a dynamic art scene. 

The crown jewel of colonial Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its intact Spanish architecture and art schools that draw budding artists from many countries. Hotel Matilda will add a new chapter to this legacy by being a “living art gallery” exhibiting the works of acclaimed contemporary artists in an art gallery-like interior. 

Hotel Matilda will offer:

  • 32 rooms and suites, many with vistas over San Miguel’s dramatic steeple-studded skyline. 
  • A gourmet restaurant with garden seating serving contemporary cuisine with regional influences and Latin flair
  • A stylish lounge appealing to guests and local residents alike featuring light dining, ultra premium brands and specialty spirits created by artisanal producers, and a patio overlooking San Miguel. 
  • A spa focusing on personalized beauty and wellness experiences and offering “Spa en Vivo” experiences in locations around San Miguel such as the town’s famous hot springs. 
  • An infinity pool and deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas.
San Miguel de Allende is located in the central highlands of Mexico about a 3.5-hour drive from Mexico City. Continental Airlines and Mexicana Airlines fly from Houston Intercontinental, and American Airlines from Dallas/Fort Worth International, to Leon/Guanajuato Airport;  the flights are about  2.5 hours. From Leon/Guanajuato Airport it’s a 1.5- hour drive to San Miguel de Allende. Hotel Matilda can arrange airport transportation. 

For more information on Hotel Matilda and reservations:, 1-800-Matilda, or (011) (52) 415-152-10-15. 


Marian Gerlich / Ed Placidi 
P&G Communications * Los Angeles


Also See: Harold Stream to Open Art-Themed Boutique Matilda Hotel September 2010 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico / April 2010

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