The Rosewood Puebla will be housed in a collection of buildings from different time periods.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open its
fourth property in Mexico in 2016 in the colonial city of Puebla, 75 miles
southeast of Mexico City.
The 79-room hotel will be located near the
Zocalo, the main square and the cultural center of Puebla.
The hotel will be housed in a collection of
buildings from different eras surrounding a walled courtyard with a
300-year-old chapel, which will be available as a wedding venue.
Facilities will include a restaurant with outdoor
seating, the Lavaderos de Almoloya bar, the Sense spa with four treatment rooms
and a rooftop bar with pool.
Wherever possible, traditional materials and
methods of construction will be incorporated into the building. The Rosewood Puebla
will highlight Puebla's famous Talavera pottery and will showcase furnishings
and works from Mexican artists and craftspeople.
Puebla, a Unesco World Heritage site, has
numerous historic sites, more than 365 churches and is the place where mole
poblano, one of Mexico's national dishes, was created.
The city also lies close to two of Mexico's most
significant archaeological sites at Cantona and Cholula, the location of the
world's largest pyramid.
Rosewood's other hotels in Mexico are
in San Miguel de Allende, the Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, where Las Ventanas al
Paraiso will reopen on June 4. That hotel has been closed since Hurricane
Odile hit Los Cabos last September.