Design Lessons From Guadalajara's Hottest Hotel
Set in a 1940s manse in Guadalajara’s design district, Casa Fayette is Grupo Habitat’s latest alluring hot spot. Over the past decade, hoteliers Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha behind the vanguard hotel group have amassed a cult following of sorts: The fashionable crowds flock from one of its hotel openings to the next.
At their newest hotel Casa Fayette, the 37 guest rooms are housed in an adjacent new build with a design nodding at the Art Deco influences of the main building. Both are deftly integrated with the neighborhood’s unassuming surroundings—a hotbed for artists and restaurateurs. The hotel’s design is a savvy blend of modern minimalism, Art Deco accents, and a distinctly Mexican essence. Plush, jewel-toned velvet club chairs play off Mondrian-esque glass murals in the guest rooms. Dusty-rose public areas make the perfect backdrop for leafy green palms and intimate lighting. Scroll on for our favorite design moments from Casa Fayette.
The hotel’s lobby lounge is outfitted in plush velvet seating, warm salmon-toned walls, and soft lighting, creating an old deco era feel that evokes the elegance of past hospitality decades. The marble fireplace, mirrored wall, and Art Deco sconces enhances the luxurious ambiance.
Our takeaway: Pink walls and soft lighting cast a romantic rosy glow that’s flattering on everyone.
More jewel-toned velvet seating extends to the lobby’s moody “pickup” bar where wood paneling, gilded ceiling panels, and a wall-to-wall mirror creates a clever infinity effect.
Our takeaway: Mirrors will always make a small space feel larger.
In the entrance, the same pink-hued walls are a complement to the green vistas beyond. A large leafy palm accentuates the indoor-outdoor demarcation. A true lesson in complementary colors.
Our takeaway: Peachy walls are the ideal backdrop for your banana-leaf plant.
In the hotel restaurant, minimal aesthetics rule. The forest-green walls create an intimate setting. The bentwood bistro chairs are a nod to classic hospitality. The gilded lighting fixture creates a strong design statement without drawing the eye away from the table for too long.
Our takeaway: In the dining room, keep the focus on the food!
The guest rooms are the pièce de résistance of Casa Fayette. Beds are planted in the center of the room, creating fluidity in the space. The back wall of the bed doubles as a wardrobe on the other side.
Our takeaway: Who says your bed should be pushed against a wall? It’s all about utilizing your space in the most functional way.
Striking glass mosaic walls separate the guest rooms from their ensuite bathrooms. A solution that’s both cheeky and sexy.
Our takeaway: It’s not for everyone, but a well-placed see-through partition can infuse a sense of intimacy in a bedroom.
Stark white sheets are arranged in a tailored way on the bed, placing the emphasis on the glossy green headboard and recessed brass shelf.
Our takeaway: Crisp white hotel bedding prevails, always.
In the larger suites, a lounge area is outfitted in Art Deco pieces infused with a more contemporary essence, keeping them in context with the main building’s past.
Our takeaway: Revisit the classic furniture of your home’s era.
In every guest room, beds are thoughtfully positioned to look out at the cityscape, inviting guests to sit outside and get acquainted with their surroundings.
Our takeaway: Rooms with a view are the best rooms.
The hotel’s rooftop is home to a spa where guests can enjoy a massage while basking in the warm Mexican sun.
Our takeaway: Find a sunny spot around your home and turn into a relaxing space to lounge and unwind.
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