Can you picture yourself spending the night in the former home of news anchor Lolita Ayala? Busué boutique hotel is the perfect definition of luxury and comfort. Located just a few blocks from parque Lincoln and what some call Mexico City’s Fifth Avenue, Masaryk Street, it looks like a house from the outside, save for a discreet sign marking the entrance to the hotel.
As you step inside, you’ll notice the elaborate artisanal painting on the lobby ceiling, painted by hand using natural pigments, as well as tilework figures decorating the floor. Although several modifications have been made, the hotel still preserves the essence of Mexican baroque art.
Busué has 11 bedrooms of the following types: deluxe, premiére one-bed king room, premiére double with two beds, master suite and presidential suite. All of them are equipped with air-conditioning, free Wifi connection, iPod dock, flat-screen LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and safe deposit box. The presidential room has a private dining room.
Busué keeps in its interiors in a neutral-color palette to complement the colorful oil paintings on the walls; embroidered bedspreads and all sort of details from the former Casa Vieja stand out, such as the talavera ceramic bathroom fixtures.
Hotel Busué promotes the exhibition and distribution of art, so in your next visit you might come across paintings by masters like Leonora Carrington. Exhibitions are temporary, so the walls of Busué periodically showcase the work of different artists. Some of the paintings can be purchased online or at the hotel.
Busué offers private tours for a more personal experience of the city. Points of interest are tailored to fit each guest’s interested, for example, a tour of designer ateliers and Mexico City’s most prominent fashion stores.
Because of the hotel’s size, many of its services are external; partnerships with the surrounding businesses allow guests to enjoy a meal for nearby Polanco restaurants or try a yoga class a few blocks away.
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