The lowdown Stylish Art Deco city hideaway.
Best for Urbanistas on a budget.
The latest addition to Grupo Habita’s collection, Casa Fayette is located in Guadalajara’s buzzy Lafayette district. Architects have made use of the original Art Deco structure and added a tower building to create a city bolthole that merges Forties grandeur with modern finesse. The 36 rooms range from standard doubles to a ‘Top Suite’ with private terrace, and each has panoramic windows to draw the big skies in. The design packs an eclectic feel thanks to Milanese team Dimorestudio, who have incorporated elements from both Mexico and Europe. The glamorous bathrooms are crafted from Carrara marble and feature claw-foot bathtubs. Velvet sofas beckon in the communal areas, and in the ground-floor restaurant deep green and gold hues reign. Here, chef Leobardo Solano Garcia’s menu fuses American comfort food with Mexican twists. Complimentary bikes are available, or you can hit the hotel’s terrace with its pool and views over the city. There’s also a spa on the top floor of the tower. Book it Standard doubles start from around £80 per night (casafayette.com).
From top art Deco design features in each room; after a steam bath in the spa head to the bar and restaurant; and the terrace pool is relaxation central