Located within an architecturally rich 1947 building, Hotel San Fernando is a reimagined hotel from hospitality group Bunkhouse. Set across five floors, the boutique property is home to 19 guest rooms, a lobby bar and lounge, as well as a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast with views.
A serene retreat, the hotel is situated in Mexico City‘s stylish La Condesa neighbourhood close to Parque México, and takes its name and inspiration from the building itself, Edificio San Fernando, which also honours the patron saint of the Spanish Army Corps of Engineers. Art Deco also plays a central role here, with the hotel’s entrance featuring playful, curved metal panes that are original to the building with new glass that mimics the historic stained-glass windows.
Inside, original soft green encaustic concrete tiles on the floors and walls feature an abstract white pattern and complement hand-made pendant lights and an oblong open spiral stairwell complete with a wood and metal railing. The lobby is home to pieces from local collaborators, including lobby lounge chairs from CDMX furniture showroom Originario, whilst an eclectic art program features work from local artist Ricardo Guevara amongst others.
Nodding to Bunkhouse group’s Texan heritage, the 19 bedrooms feature clean-lined furnishings from local Mexico City-based studio La Metropolitana, accentuated with colour blocked walls in vibrant tones of coral, ivory and gold. Spread over five categories, rooms are decked out with Kassatex linens and towels, Bunkhouse custom-designed kimono robes, and bath amenities from Malin & Goetz.
Guests can start the day with a coffee in the ground floor lounge, ending it with a beer or cocktail and likewise, the Rooftop Lounge opens from 11am for breakfast and has room for 34 seated guests.
Designed with the needs of contemporary travellers in mind, Hotel San Fernando delivers are the style and experiential consideration that Bunkhouse have become renowned for; a design lover’s paradise for this handsome ‘hood in Mexico’s epic capital.