Friday, November 26, 2010

Hotel Matilda

Our hostess at the Casa suggested we visit Hotel Matilda for dinner or drinks because it's new and fabulous. She said it is a very modern Mexican looking place and very chic. Katie and I made plans to see it and have a cocktail there early in the week. And guess who else thought it was a chic and fabulous place to visit? Martha Stewart. She tweeted that she visited Hotel Matilda for its Grand Opening just days before! Man, we are hot on Martha's trails! ha ha!

Really, though, the place was gorgeous!

photo from Hotel Matilda
 The spot on the left is where we had drinks.

I had a margarita
(The stylishly moody lighting was too dark for my poor iphone photos.)

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This is a daytime view of the hotel entrance. The concierge desk straight ahead, a millstone fountain to the left, and the bar entrance stairs to the right.

 This is the view from the bar/balcony, that overlooks the hotel lobby.
Aren't these little side tables cute? I immediately recognized them from Oly. There was kind of a hands and feet theme in the bar- maybe it was a play on the expression "waiting on you hand and foot," ha ha. There were silver hands holding trays against the benches along the wall (see terrible quality photo below):
See the funny arms extending from the benches, holding trays?
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This is that wall along the bar in the daytime

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 This is the other side of the bar. It's a bit more loungey.

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 Katie and I decided to go explore the rest of the hotel, while our husbands held down the fort at the bar. This room was like a hotel lounge. I loved the furniture!

I loved this funny portrait, prominently displayed (dang you, iphone camera). I like that the artistic focus in all the public spaces.

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This is the view looking up from that lounge area. That big blue rectangle is a giant piece of artwork that reminds me of a bunch of heads of cauliflower dyed blue. There's a pink version elsewhere in the hotel. Those horizontal wood slats give privacy to the hotel room hallways above.

These images are from the bathroom. I adored that chocolate croc wallcovering! It looked like leather or faux leather.

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This is the courtyard area with an infinity pool that trickles over the rocky wall.

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I didn't actually get to see a private room, but this image from the website is beautiful, isn't it!?

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A private balcony- the light is so beautiful

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Another private room- I love the furnishings!

Don't you want to visit Hotel Matilda now!? Upon further investigation, I discovered that the fantastic interiors were design by none other than Nashville based famous design firm McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors. Click here to read an article by Hospitality Design magazine.

If visiting San Miguel, I highly suggest you stay with or visit Hotel Matilda.




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