By: MP News Staff
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – PR Newswire
Top Ten Lists are the tiptop of what’s hot: from books to blogs to best-dressed ladies, they are the one-stop-shop for those looking for the best. Mexico Boutique Hotels, an eclectic collection of upscale boutique properties, knows a thing or two about what it means to be at the “top”. Now they have put together their own list based not on their own criteria, but on the number of bookings made by their very satisfied guests. And now, without further ado, the MBH
Top Ten Best Sellers for 2007:
10. Majahuitas – Puerto Vallarta
This is the three-hour tour without putting up with Gilligan’s shenanigans — and with much better food! In fact, while you are waiting for the dinner gong (really) all you have to do is hang around in your hammock, flirt with the fishes and work on your golden tan. Don’t worry, though: the mainland is just a hop, skip and a panga-ride away…
9. Quinta Las Acacias – Guanajuato
Guanajuato, a colonial jewel with winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous gardens and romantic balconies, plays host to this French-style mansion that harks back to the 19th century. Prepare to be seduced by the blend of European luxury and Mexican beauty, plus its special brand of personalized attention without pretension. This is elegant hospitality at its best, and nowhere will you feel it more than when you are happily ensconced in one of its 17 splendid suites.
Simple, casual, yet unforgettable, this is the place where you can swim with the whale sharks in the morning, get in a little fishing in the afternoon and enjoy your catch deliciously prepared on a handmade plate in the evening. The white linen will look stunning against your tan — as will the white sand against your happily bare feet.
Imagine camping in the middle of lush, beautiful jungle — in your very own villa, with your very own plunge pool, hammock and outdoor living area. No modern amenity is overlooked, and you will lack for nothing. Oh, and you’ll be right next door to one of the world’s most stunning golf courses. Any questions?
6. Hacienda San Angel – Puerto Vallarta
Perched above the lovely city of Puerto Vallarta, the beautifully restored villas that make up Hacienda San Angel are a tour de force of fine antiques and a tribute to the owner’s good taste. The service, the food and the picture-perfect location are the butter cream icing on this sophisticated masterpiece. (And the margaritas are to die for!)
Nestled in the heart of one of the most fascinating cities on the planet, La Casona’s privileged location is just a few blocks from the Paseo de la Reforma, a main artery of the gorgeously restored historical center. From here, the concierge organizes for lucky guests a variety of tours to enjoy after the delicious complimentary continental breakfast.
We know of a certain international superstar — Mexican, by the way — who recently chose to spend a few nights in this wonderfully restored mansion in Mexico’s second-largest city. We won’t divulge his name (hubba hubba), but we do know he basked in the marvelous warmth of owner Sally Rangel, enjoyed the exceptional service and found a much-needed respite from the Hollywood hubbub.
Their finest reviews are usually offered under condition of anonymity, giving a hint of why this “heaven on earth” is so popular with the A-lister’s: great discretion and even greater privacy. Gourmet picnics unfurl on pristine, paparazzi-free beaches; nature at its best surrounds superbly designed villas; and exacting service ensures a perfect getaway. ‘Nuff said.
2. Meson Sacristía de la Compañía – Puebla
Heavy wooden doors open up onto a gorgeous courtyard filled with beautifully preserved antiques and fine rustic furnishings, a tasteful background that serves up exemplary service and award-winning traditional Pueblan cuisine. Guests take home antiques, memories and the indelible experience of learning how to cook the perfect mole. And drum roll, please…
1. Casa de Mita – Punta de Mita
There was just no doubting Casa de Mita’s ranking as numero uno: guests have a tendency to effuse, enthuse and otherwise gush about their stay. This also might be the only place where you’ll actually want to take the all- inclusive option: it’s truly exquisite and a far, far cry from the usual grease-laden buffet. This tiny jewel on a secluded beach puts the “I” in “impeccable service” and we guarantee you will be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave.
Book any of Mexico Boutique Hotels’ stylish properties by calling 1-800-728-9098 (U.S. and Canada) or visiting www.mexicoboutiquehotels.com.
About Mexico Boutique Hotels:
Established in 1999 by John Youden’s Producciones Viva, Mexico Boutique Hotels is a collection of 45 upscale, independent member properties handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Some are housed in exquisitely restored architectural gems, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern-but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico.