Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

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August 29, 2012

“There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his hometown. Sandwiched between two historic houses—Luis Barragán’s Casa Franco and Pedro Castellanos Casa Quiñones—Hotel Demetria, Cordero’s first building, is part of his larger effort to preserve Guadalajara’s architectural history and instill a sense of “social conscience in tourists and locals.”

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  The lobby is left bare to quickly become a multipurpose space or to showcase a single work of art. They helped to host the International Book Fair here, have held a runway show for Mexican designers Julia y Renata, and had an organic food fair.

    The lobby is left bare to quickly become a multipurpose space or to showcase a single work of art. They helped to host the International Book Fair here, have held a runway show for Mexican designers Julia y Renata, and had an organic food fair.

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  This room managed to feel cozy despite the polished concrete, dark interiors, and glass walls.

    This room managed to feel cozy despite the polished concrete, dark interiors, and glass walls.

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  The pool, overlooking the city, also connects to a private deck for the Demetria suite. Notable guests include Elton John, Kylie Minogue, and Willem Dafoe.

    The pool, overlooking the city, also connects to a private deck for the Demetria suite. Notable guests include Elton John, Kylie Minogue, and Willem Dafoe.

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  The glass walls were chosen to connect the hotel with Casa Quiñones and Casa Franco. On either side of the hotel, you can see the exterior wall of the adjacent house.

    The glass walls were chosen to connect the hotel with Casa Quiñones and Casa Franco. On either side of the hotel, you can see the exterior wall of the adjacent house.

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  This fountain in the courtyard connecting Hotel Demetria to the Casa Casa Quiñones was completely covered in foliage. Eventually, they hope to turn this area into a small, high-level restaurant.

    This fountain in the courtyard connecting Hotel Demetria to the Casa Casa Quiñones was completely covered in foliage. Eventually, they hope to turn this area into a small, high-level restaurant.

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  Built by Pedro Castellanos, Casa Quiñones was one of the first modern homes in Guadalajara. Not only does it feature ample roof space for parties, it also features an elevator and floating staircase.

    Built by Pedro Castellanos, Casa Quiñones was one of the first modern homes in Guadalajara. Not only does it feature ample roof space for parties, it also features an elevator and floating staircase.

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  The Guadalajara skyline from the fourth floor of the hotel. Throughout the city, especially Hotel Demetria's neighborhood, Lafayette, remnants of European colonialism are present and integrated into modern Mexican society.

    The Guadalajara skyline from the fourth floor of the hotel. Throughout the city, especially Hotel Demetria's neighborhood, Lafayette, remnants of European colonialism are present and integrated into modern Mexican society.

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