Part of Mexico's celebrated design-led Grupo Habita, Guadalajara's Casa Lafayette is a boutique hotel housed in a 1940s Art Deco mansion and a newer modernist high-rise annex. The "return to retro" vibe mixes traditional local textiles and ceramics with glassy screens for a distinct early-20th-century flair. The hotel is located in the booming Lafayette district.
Rooms feature a minimalist style that pays homage to Guadalajara-born architect Luis Barragán. Most of the furnishings come the designer Dimorestudio’s own catalogue or other bespoke furniture designers, such as Pierre Frey and Thonet, while others were designed especially for Casa Fayette and manufactured in Mexico. Room facilities include air conditioning, an LED TV, a minibar, a work desk, and a safe. Bathrooms have rainfall showers and complimentary toiletries.
Trevor La Presle, who has worked under star-chef Daniel Boulud, helms the restaurant. There is also a rooftop bar, pool, and terrace with impressive city views.
Bicylce rental. 24-hour front desk.
• 37 rooms (28-50m2)
• Hotel opened: September 2015
• Architecture: Studio5
• Interiors: Dimorestudio