Hotel Amapa to Open in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Opening in the vibrant and historic old town of Puerto Vallarta in early February 2018, Hotel Amapa embodies the fusion of traditional Mexican aesthetic with a laidback yet spirited vision in contemporary design bringing a new, fresh vibe to the area. With over 35 years of hospitality experience, developer David Harries led a pioneering team including Antoine Ratigan of Circleminds, Nicole Haime of NMH Creative, and General Manager Adalberto Reiter to conceptualize Hotel Amapa which will offer 55 rooms one block from Playa Los Muertos. The hotel, proudly part of the Design Hotels collection, will act as a catalyst for change in the area by providing something currently unattainable – great design, an ideal location and dedicated service.
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, the hotel 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.
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 an accessible oasis offering something for everyone. As a cultural hub away from the all-inclusive resorts, Harries has located the hotel in the bustling old town where guests can benefit from its close proximity to the towns very best restaurants, bars, hikes, and idyllic beaches.
“We are introducing a new vibe for hospitality in Puerto Vallarta with the opening of Hotel Amapa,” says David Harries, Partner and Developer. “Having traveled to Puerto Vallarta for the last 25 years, it is important that we put our guests in the Mexican state of mind; protecting Puerto Vallarta’s heritage while celebrating the future with genuine and original design, service, and food and beverage offerings. With Hotel Amapa we want to create a place where guests visit and live like a local and leave having had an authentic and inspiring experience.”
Offering a home away from home, Hotel Amapa will be a first of its kind hotel in Puerto Vallarta where guests can experience a minimal, modern and Mexican aesthetic set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains, Pacific Ocean and old town. The hotel will provide several food and beverage options highlighting local flavors with coastal Mexican cuisine as well as a rooftop pool and bar.