Live Aqua has brought a new energy to Mexico’s hotel scene with its first four resorts. This fall, it opens in one of the country’s most charming destinations, San Miguel de Allende
Live Aqua’s four resorts—in Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancún, and Playa del Carmen—have brought a stylish contemporary flair to Mexico’s hotel scene. Every property is a celebration of the elements and of the senses, from its interiors by leading designers to its restaurants helmed by some of the country’s most interesting young chefs. Now the group’s newest hotel, the 151-room Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende, will open this fall in one of Mexico’s most captivating colonial towns. The hotel offers a unique marriage of elegant contemporary design with a celebration of the city’s radiant past.
A visit to San Miguel, located in Mexico’s central highlands roughly 3 hours from Mexico City, is a feast for the senses that will begin as soon as you arrive to your room at Live Aqua, with amenities from a pillow menu to aromatherapy, customized to suit your mood whether you want to revive or relax. Allure your senses at the Feel Urban Spa by Live Aqua, a true oasis that takes you through the worlds most lavishing relaxation techniques. You’ll be able to take a dip after lazing poolside, relax in the jacuzzi, or check out some of the hotel’s lively restaurants and bars. Perhaps you’ll want to sample one of Mexico’s most famous spirits at the Mezcalería, or try the hotel’s culinary offerings, with menus that will delight the senses and satisfy even the most discriminating palates with contemporary cuisine and traditional Mexican favorites. Among the must-eats are the artisanal bread, the hotel’s signature pan de pueblo, which will be baked fresh daily at the Panadería. (If you feel any guilt over indulging, there will also be a state-of-the-art fitness center.)
The hotel is sure to become a favorite location for events, with a ballroom with a capacity for up to 1,000 guests, a terrace with the colonial wonders of San Miguel as a backdrop, and the Explanada Live Aqua, an esplanade in the heart of the hotel.
Located conveniently near the historic heart of San Miguel, Live Aqua offers an ideal location for travelers who want to explore this city that has emerged as one of Mexico’s top destinations. Known as an artists’ colony for nearly a century, San Miguel has managed to maintain its bohemian spirit even while new boutiques and restaurants have opened and centuries-old homes have been restored by visitors who have fallen in love with San Miguel, and decided to stay.
A stroll out the hotel’s front door will take you along cobblestone streets lined with buildings in a rainbow of colorful hues to the neo-Gothic Parroquia church. As you admire its distinctive pink façade glowing in the afternoon light, you’ll understand how the building has become the iconic landmark of San Miguel. (The city’s impressive collection of baroque buildings, including the church, helped assure it a spot on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.) The Parroquia sits next to San Miguel’s lively main square, El Jardín (or the Garden), where locals and visitors gather all day, and into the evening, to relax on benches beneath its shade trees.
Culinary travelers will want to visit the city’s markets and dine at its leading restaurants, while cultural ones can browse the Mercado de Artesanías in search of one-of-a-kind local handicrafts. San Miguel’s top art galleries offer opportunities to see works by leading Mexican and international artists.
At the end of the day, you’ll return to the city’s newest, and most stylish, hotel for a good night’s sleep before another day of exploring all this charming city has to offer, or simply enjoying your luxurious retreat in Mexico.
Visit liveaqua.com to explore Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende as well as Live Aqua’s four other properties.