La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana, Posadas’ prestigious collection of distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired destinations, has opened Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende, it’s first Live Aqua property in the award-winning destination and the 5th for the brand in Mexico. This highly anticipated hotel, the largest in the city, introduces urban modernity and elements of the brand’s signature concept of awakening the senses to one of Mexico’s most popular and historic cities.
The tone is set upon arrival when guests approach the hacienda-style building, draped in green vines and bougainvillea, via cobblestone street. An enormous bronze sculpture, the Cabeza Vainilla created by local Mexican artist Javier Marin, sits next to a small fountain, welcoming everyone in the courtyard before they enter through massive double wooden doors. Once inside, guests will first be enticed by the scent of freshly baked bread as they walk passed the charming bakery into the discreet lobby area. These sensory elements exemplify the experience at this unique resort – impressions made to tantalize sight, scent, touch, hearing and taste.
The resort was developed by award-winning AoMa Estudio, based in Mexico City, that took inspiration from San Miguel de Allende by bringing in both small and large details from the city’s culture and colonial architecture such as plazas, gardens and patios, as well as is vast array of textures and shapes.
The stroll to the guestrooms is magical journey that takes guests passed impressive stone walls through charming patios and flower-filled gardens, with views of the mountains and blue skies above. Boasting sleek and modern interiors, Live Aqua Urban Resort’s 153 handsomely appointed guestrooms, including seven suites, offer guests comfortable and spacious stays with spectacular views of the city. The design melds textures and earth tones of light wood floors, exposed brick ceilings, wooden headboards, handcrafted iron lighting, and more. Other details capture guests’ attention such as framed photography by local artists and a working vintage record player. Luxurious amenities that speak to the senses can also be found, such as personalized pillow selections and aromatherapy kits. Each room features deluxe glass-enclosed bathrooms, allowing for continuous views, that meld old and new including traditional Mexican tiles and freestanding bathtubs, as well as showers.
Live Aqua Urban Resorts offers guests and locals alike two dining venues to choose from. Celebrity Mexican Chef Eduardo Palazuelos introduces Zibu, a fine-dining venue that offers patrons a modern take on Mexican cuisine. Also available is the Asia Bistrot, a 100% cutting-edge culinary experience with a pan-Asian culinary experience. Another must-try is the resorts’ charming bakery offering freshly made treats daily.
Leisure Amenities & Wellness
The resort offers guests numerous amenities including an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a beauty parlor. Opening in Spring 2019 is the hotel’s Feel Urban Spa, which will feature 10 treatment rooms, a private pool, sauna and steam rooms. Here, guests can unwind with full-body treatments and facials that combine aromatherapy, calming colors and soothing flavors for a full sensory experience.
Destination Weddings & Meetings
San Miguel de Allende is a popular locale for a destination wedding and events, and now Live Aqua Urban Resort offers an expansive new option to host them. The property encompasses a stunning ballroom that has the capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and can be divided into five sections. There is also a beautiful, covered outdoor terrace that overlooks a river, ideal for pre-function occasions. Certified meeting and wedding planners are on hand to assist with any occasion.
Live Aqua Urban Resort is in the heart of the city, located in the Historic Quarter adjacent to the Obraje Reservoir, offering spectacular views. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, San Miguel de Allende has long reigned as a traveler favorite thanks to its beautiful historic center, colonial architecture, year-round spring-like climate, colorful cultural celebrations, renowned gastronomy and romantic setting. Boasting a mystical ambiance, San Miguel de Allende invite visitors to enjoy the spectacular natural setting and sunsets, while taking in age-old traditions and the vibrant Mexican culture. The city is located in the Bajio region of Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato, and is accessible from several U.S. gateways with direct flights to Leon or via Mexico City.
Opening rates for Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende begin at $350USD/night and reservations can be made visiting the property’s website.