Travelers can now retreat to a new hilltop escape just 15 minutes from San Miguel de Allende’s city center, a destination that has been named by Travel + Leisure as the “No. 1 City to Visit in the World.”
Now available for booking, Casa Adela, the region’s newest boutique hotel, is an artistically designed countryside sanctuary with a hot-spring fed pool, panoramic mountain views, and hot air balloon flights departing just steps from its guestrooms.
Tucked away on a hilltop on the outskirts of San Miguel’s UNESCO World Heritage center, Casa Adela’s exquisite design capitalizes on the bounty of natural elements that adorn the estate. The simple yet artfully designed interior and exterior spaces transition seamlessly to abundant outdoor landscapes featuring citrus orchards, olive trees, herb gardens and a centralized swimming pool fed by a natural thermal spring. A pair of nesting Mexican eagles, lavender hedges, and 18th century church bells ringing through the valley greet guests at this new sanctuary of peace.
Originally designed as a private residence by artist John Houshmand and renowned architect David Howell, the hotel’s hacienda features seven thoughtfully appointed guest rooms flanked by citrus courtyards and rooftop gardens. Standout rooms range from the grand 1,000-square-foot Honeymoon Suite boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, a double-facing fireplace, deep soaking tub, a separate sitting area, and sweeping mountain views, to the 450-square-foot Panoramic Suite featured as Mexican actor Benny Ibarra’s bedroom in Un Padre, No Tan Padre.
“We aimed to create an unpretentious escape that focuses less on modern day luxuries, and more on the natural setting,” said Eric Meyer, founder of Casa Adela’s hospitality development company, Mclean Meyer. “The tonal color scheme and polished concrete walls frame panoramic mountain ranges through floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing travelers to indulge in the beauty of the countryside within close proximity to vibrant downtown San Miguel.”Eric Meyer, Founder, Mclean Meyer
Evoking rustic elegance, the hacienda-style hotel is a serene retreat where guests can sunbathe on the pool deck, stargaze from the Roof Terrace, and take in vistas of the panoramic setting. Elevated amenities include imported Belgian linens, artisanal turndowns, complimentary traditional Mexican breakfast, fresh, locally-inspired cuisine prepared by Chef Vanessa Nava in the onsite Cocina, an honor bar featuring a selection of premium wines and spirits, onsite spa treatments, and yoga. Guests can venture to San Miguel de Allende’s city center through a scenic 15-minute drive through the “ruta de vino” by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle.
With its idyllic location and romantic locale, Casa Adela is a storybook backdrop for weddings, special events and milestone celebrations. Groups can indulge in their own private villa with the access to services and amenities of a boutique hotel experience. The property’s full Private Buyout option includes a complimentary wet bar, daily breakfast, shuttle service, dedicated butler, and access to a variety of additional custom options starting at $1,495 USD for up to twelve guests. Offering the utmost privacy, Casa Adela is the ultimate villa-like setting for an exclusive gathering.
Casa Adela is the only accommodation option offering a private onsite helipad and among the few to offer hot air balloon tour departures from the doorstep of the hotel, providing a birds-eye view of the stunning landscape while being able to soar over the bell tower of 18th century landmark, Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco.
Starting at $189 per night. For more information, visit: hotelcasaadela.com