An über-stylish new guest house in Mexico

The five-suite Hotel Amparo, in San Miguel de Allende, is housed in a 300-year-old former mayoral residence

The courtyard in Hotel Amparo
The courtyard in Hotel Amparo | Image: Luis Gallardo

In the heart of San Miguel de Allende – a picturesque little bastion of international culture in Mexico – a 300-year-old mansion that once served as the mayoral residence has been transformed by a team of Texan design-philes into a five-suite guest house. Hotel Amparo (hotelamparo.com; from $325) will lay claim to one of the city’s chicest espresso bars, along with a rooftop enoteca boasting several Old- and New‑World producers available nowhere else in the country. If the libations don’t convince you, the unerring style in the rooms – which mix Spanish-colonial antiques and azulejos with midcentury pieces sourced as far afield as Copenhagen and India – probably will.

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