Ruta de las Minas, Guanajuato
In the very heart of the city, 1850 Boutique Hotel is a magnificent 19th-century neoclassical building located right in front of Jardin de la Union, a beautiful park where ash trees once abounded and continue to be the inspiration behind it. The hotel’s architect and interior designer carefully integrated natural and contemporary elements, honoring the history that still lingers in every space. Originally home to a famous local public notary, this sophisticated house hosted Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota during an official visit, and during the 20th century, it turned into an elegant casino with chess and billiard rooms included, a stunning library and even a hairdresser’s shop. Today, this eclectic and art-focused boutique hotel is listed as a World Heritage Site, becoming the perfect setting for artworks and design, displaying 20 uniquely designed suites–named after different women– that open their doors like boutique galleries of exquisite decor.