An agricultural estate in Mexico's tropical enclave of Veracuz, Maison Couturier was built by French immigrants in the 19th century and, until recently, was the family home of Mexican hotelier Carlos Couturier, one of the founders of Mexico's Grupo Habita hotels.
Now revamped to offer eight, self-contained bungalows and one 'landowner's' suite, the Maison Couturier offers a mix of clean-lined but luxurious interiors, all designed by Couturier himself. The rooms are equipped with mod cons (Wi-Fi, plasma screen TVs) as well as old-style comfort (hammocks, private verandas, rocking chairs), while the palm-shaded pool gives guests the oppertunity to bask in the hotel's lush surroundings.
Stone floors and beamed ceilings are in keeping with the plantation atmosphere, with old-fashioned touches, such as rotary-dial telephones, hinting at the hotel's historic past.
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