Hotel Amapa to Open in Puerto Vallarta in February 2018

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Opening in the vibrant and historic old town of Puerto Vallarta in early February 2018 will be Hotel Amapa

With over 35 years of hospitality experience, developer David Harries led a team that includes Antoine Ratigan of Circleminds, Nicole Haime of NMH Creative and general manager Adalberto Reiter to conceptualize Hotel Amapa. The hotel, part of Design Hotels, will have 55 rooms, located just one block from Playa Los Muertos.

Named after the neighborhood within the Zona Romantica in which the hotel is located, an Amapa is also a beautiful tree which blooms a pink blossom. This inspired Circleminds to look upon national figures such as Luis Barragan and his purist approach to color and form when crafting the look and feel of the property. A showcase space for Mexican design, Hotel Amapa is filled with bespoke local craftsmanship, with barro coverings from Oaxaca by David Pompa, weaves by fiber artist Mariella Motilla and artisanal hammocks from the Yucatan peninsula.


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Having seen Puerto Vallarta develop over time, Harries decided upon the town due to its quirky mix of rich history, vibrant street life, expat community, embracing locals, relaxing beaches and imposing mountains. With a strong vision to support the revitalization of Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Amapa will be located the hotel in the bustling old town where guests can benefit from its close proximity to the towns restaurants, bars, hikes and beaches.

Good to know: The hotel will provide several food and beverage options highlighting local flavors with coastal Mexican cuisine as well as a rooftop pool and bar.

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