Already the darling of Mexico’s creative set, Guadalajara’s reputation as one of Mexico’s hottest cultural destinations has been cemented by the opening of Grupo HABITA’s latest coup, Casa Fayette, on September 17, 2015. Located in the Lafayette neighborhood, this Design Hotels™ member incoporates 37 rooms and suites, alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace, pool and rooftop spa. Carefully designed to reflect the modernist aesthetics of its surroundings, Casa Fayette emerges as a creative, thoughtful and thrilling addition to Mexico’s second city.
Hoteliers Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, the creative minds behind Grupo HABITA, joined forces with local architectural firm, Estudio5, to transform the 1940s mansion into Guadalajara’s first design-led hotel. The original Art Deco structure plays host to a retro-inspired bar and restaurant, leading out to an alfresco patio with adjoining conference room and private terrace. On the second floor of the original house there is a pool, bar and terrace – signature trademarks of the Grupo HABITA hotels in Mexico and New York. An adjacent minimalist masterpiece was constructed to house Casa Fayette’s rooms and suites, which are divided into 6 categories.
Milanese architects DIMORESTUDIO were responsible for Casa Fayette’s aesthetics, which have been inspired by traditional Jaliscan design, underpinned with the studio’s signature European style. The interiors are cool and considered, defined by a color palette of greens and blues, and accented with hand-blown glass lighting and locally-sourced textiles and ceramics. Chic marble flooring, highly polished wood and Mackintosh-inspired glass screens pay homage to the hotel’s Art Deco roots.