In Mérida’s historic Centro, Decu Downtown seamlessly combines luxury and tradition.
Decu’s guiding philosophy centers around the idea that traveling should be comfortable, but also an opportunity to reach out and mingle with locals and experience history — after all, if all you want is to be comfortable, why leave home?
This eight-room boutique hotel first opened just last year, but somehow it already feels timeless. This likely has to do with a seamless combination of traditional colonial architecture and cutting-edge design.
“It was very important to us to ensure that the grand casona that is today home to the hotel retained its historic charm, while at the same time adding touches of contemporary elegance to enhance the experience of our guests,” says celebrated Mérida-based architect Fernando Abreu.
Decu Downtown’s slogan “Uncrowded Luxury,” really get to the heart of what staying at their hotel feels like. “You won’t find long check-in lines or crowded restaurants here, relaxation and a laidback atmosphere is key for us,” says the hotel manager, Michelle Perez.
Unlike large properties where interaction between hotel workers and guests is limited to a cordial glance here and there, Decu Mérida encourages employees to share their local knowledge with guests and guide them away from tourist traps.
The hotel’s restaurant and bar serve up the best of Yucatecan, Mexican and international cuisine — as well as a fine selection of wines, liquours, and cocktails which can also be enjoyed in the property’s sparkling pool.
Every day, the Decu Downtown’s tannkab (Mayan for garden) is meticulously tended to. It offers guests a perfect spot to unwind, catch up on their reading or simply recharge in the warmth of sunny Yucatán — which also happens to power the hotel through solar panels.
Decu also has four other luxury properties in Mexico City: Casa Decu, Hacienda Peña Pobre, Reforma Guest House, and Casa Roso, which will open in November.
For information and reservations visit decuhotels.com
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