Hotel

Casa Azul, Oaxaca

If you’re looking for a design-led bolthole in Mexico’s cultural capital, Caza Azul has the answer. This exclusive art concept hotel in Oaxaca has enough design credentials to satisfy the cravings of any cultural aficionado. Not an interiors aesthete? No problem. The rooftop bar should win you over too.

Location

Mixing ancient tradition with a thriving contemporary art scene—Oaxaca is the place to be if your idea of a great holiday is visiting galleries and soaking up the culture. Just over five miles from the Oaxaca International Airport, Casa Azul in downtown Oaxaca is in prime position to allow you to drink in all the sights, sounds and smells of this fascinating city.

Your room

Each of the 21 ultra-chic guest rooms has been designed by some of the hottest artists in Mexico today and embody their own signature styles. Choose from colourful, geometric patterns of the Suite Villalobos, the playful Suite Leyva with its wooden rocking horse, or our favourite, the sultry Toledo suite bedecked in the artist’s sculptural offerings.

Why we like it

If you’re looking to brush up on your design knowledge, you can read up on a few things in the hotel’s library which contains books from the Institute of Graphic Arts. Or if reading isn’t your thing then the intimate screening gallery has a great collection of Mexican movies to get you in the Oaxaca state of mind. Don’t forget to mull things over with a mescal cocktail on the hotel’s rooftop bar—the perfect spot to let your creative mind wander.