Bunkhouse Group’s Hotel San Fernando Debuts in Mexico City

Hotel San Fernando, a new boutique hotel from Austin-based hospitality group Bunkhouse, is officially open in the La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico.

Steps from the Parque México, the property has just 19 rooms across five floors, plus a lobby bar and lounge and a rooftop terrace. Taking its name from the building, Edificio San Fernando, the property was built in 1947 as an apartment building. Original architectural details, such as casement windows, encaustic tile floors, wainscoting in the corridors and lobby and stained glass, remain, while Bunkhouse and Mexico City-based Reurbano revitalized the design to reflect the rich color and history of Mexico.

The updated lobby design includes pieces from many local collaborators, such as lobby lounge chairs from Mexico City furniture showroom Originario, while the art program comprises work from local artists, such as Pedro Friedeberg and Ricardo Guevara, to a piece from Texas-based contemporary artist Cruz Ortiz. Hotel San Fernando’s lobby retail shop sells a selection of Mexican-made wares from local artisans and makers, as well as custom Bunkhouse-created pieces only found on property.

Hotel San Fernando Rooftop Terrace

The hotel offers complimentary breakfast on the rooftop. Daily offerings include fruits, classic pan dulces and rotating specialties such as huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. In the evenings, guests are welcome to bring up snacks or a beverage from the downstairs lobby lounge. Accessible from the lobby through arched entryways in a rose-colored lacquer, the lounge also offers outdoor seating. Coffee and pastries are served by day, and a selection of wines and cocktails alongside a menu of tostadas, aguachile and other small bites are offered in the afternoons and evenings.

The 19 guestrooms have clean-lined furnishings from local studio La Metropolitana and are accentuated with color-blocked walls in coral, with ivory and gold peppered throughout. Select rooms have a kitchenette for added convenience. The updated design also includes pieces from many local collaborators, like customized bedside lighting and decorative lobby lamps from Oaxaca-based studio Oaxifornia, while Bunkhouse stained the built-in wood millwork by La Metropolitana in a warm tone and added a pop of teal and green to the exposed plywood edges. The three new guestrooms on the roof level have new furniture designed by Bunkhouse and B Collective Studio, with colorful tiles in pale blue, coral and green to create geometric patterns ranging from triangles to pinwheels. The rooms also have plants, a custom linen program from Kassatex, and signature robes.

The bohemian neighborhood of La Condesa is home to many restaurants, cafés, parks and boutiques.

For more information, visit www.hotelsanfernandocdmx.com.

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