A trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, has been on our wish list for quite some time, and the opening of the five-guest-suite Hotel Amparo has moved it to the top. Owners Mariana Barran Goodall of Hibiscus Linens and her husband, Taylor, have created a private oasis in the heart of the city, located in the former mayor’s residence, which dates back 300 years.
Texas designer Aaron Rambo imbued the rooms with international flavor. “I imagined if this was a family home for generations, with the rooms holding pieces that had been brought in over the years from the family’s travels,” says Aaron. “None of the pieces were intended to be together but somehow work as a group.” Think contemporary with ancient, shiny with rough, and plenty of patina.
All guest suites are situated around one of two courtyards and are, naturally, outfitted with beautiful Hibiscus Linens. With so few guests, you’ll feel like you are going to a friend’s home, which seems a perfect way to dip your toes back into travel mode. hotelamparo.com
By Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by Luis Gallardo/LGM Studio
This story originally appeared in the Scene column of Flower magazine’s July/August 2021 issue. Find Flower in a store near you or subscribe.