Housed across a 1940s mansion and modernist tower, Casa Fayette is a stylish boutique lodging inspired by Guadalajara hometown hero Luis Barragán. With the architect in mind, Milanese interiors firm Dimore Studio designed the hotel’s 37 rooms in a Mexican palette of artichoke, salmon, and burgundy, adding a mix of custom and European furnishings by the likes of Pierre Frey and Michael Thonet. Downstairs, public spaces take on a global-chic aesthetic informed by the surrounding Lafayette neighborhood. Graphic cement tiles line the pool and spa area, while a glam brass-and-wood bar complements tropical-palm-patterned seating in the restaurant.
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The latest addition to the hotel boom is the 37-room Casa Fayette, a design dream housed in an art deco mansion built in the ’40s. Under the direction of Grupo Habita, whose previous hotels helped bring a new design sensibility to such south-of-the-border destinations as Puebla and Mexico City on the map, the building was glossed up with glass panels, vibrant desert colors, and a chef pulled from New York’s Daniel restaurant.