With summer in full swing and vacations booked, we look to some of the latest design-forward boutique hotels to inspire and enlighten.
Movich Hotel Casa del Alférez in Cali, Colombia
This classic Colonial façade filled with torch-lit pathways, palm trees and balconies invites one into a surprisingly modern interior filled with décor in natural materials, such as deeply grained woods and stone walls, along with a flood of natural light throughout. Located in the upscale Granada neighborhood of Cali, Movich Hotel Casa del Alférez is a great, stylishly modern destination.
Distrito Capital in Mexico City, Mexico
Displaying an urban, industrial edge, Distrito Capital mixes mid-century and eclectic design to play up the latest in modern design. Located in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City, the highest area of Mexico City, the hotel offers amazing panoramic views of the city's constantly changing landscape.
Hotel Ismael 312 in Santiago Centro, Chile
Nestled in the heart of Parque Forestal and immersed in the historical district of Santiago, Hotel Ismael 312 is highlighted by minimalist ideals and restrained décor. Topped with a rooftop pool with unforgettable views of Parque Forestal, Hotel Ismael 312 is must-see for viewing Latin boutique hotel design.
Mio Buenos Aires in Bueno Aires, Argentina
Filled with rich color, luxurious materials, dramatic design and even freestanding tubs carved from tree trunks, Mio Buenos Aires displays the grandiose romanticism for which Argentina is known. And, with its location in city's upscale Recoleta district, the hotel transports the visitor into a world of warmth and daring design.
Hotel B in Lima, Peru
Located in a restored 1914 white Belle Époque mansion in the boho-chic district of Barranco, the design at Hotel B provides vintage charm with a modern edge. Jordi Puig, interior designer of Hotel B, conceived the idea of an imaginary owner named Florita Trista, a Peruvian art dealer with a passion for travel. Puig designed the hotel with this concept in mind, paying special attention to the art collection. The walls are covered with contemporary Peruvian art and significant artworks by well-known artists such as Victor Rodriguez and José Tola. Hotel B is a place of design refinement and dramatic art collections sure to inspire design creativity.
Atlántico Boutique Hotel in Punte del Este, Uruguay
White-on-white interiors and modern décor give the visitor a decidedly boutique experience at Atlántico Boutique Hotel. Located in Punte del Este in the center of the peninsula, this hotel opened in 1962 and is considered one of the first and most emblematic hotels in the area. Upon its 50th anniversary in 2012, the hotel re-opened after extensive renovations and now visitors can experience the contemporary, yet comfortably chic design.
Images courtesy of hotels noted above