|Hotel Azul – Oaxaca
Designed by five different Mexican artists, Hotel Azul describes itself as a hotel gallery and rightly so. Think clean, Scandinavian-style wooden design and contemporary Mexican-tiled floors, coupled with installation art pieces and walls of tall San Pedro cacti. This hotel oozes modern cool, while never totally straying from its traditional Oaxacan roots.
Hippodrome – Mexico City
Set on a quiet side street off of Parque Mexico, this intimate boutique hotel was redesigned incorporating art deco elements reflecting the iconic building, evoking a sense of time and place that is modern yet alludes to the past.