Rooms 26 /Architecture Ricardo Legorreta, Victor Legorreta /Interior Design Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos /The Original Carlos Couturier, Micha Moisés
Located in the historic center of Puebla, a colonial city on the road between Mexico City and Veracruz, La Purificadora is the new incarnation of a late 19th-century factory long used to purify water. The tradition of purity is still the guiding leitmotif at this minimalist yet modern and edgy hotel designed by Legorreta + Legorreta, the sixth by Mexico's trend-setting Grupo Habita. The retention of many of the building's original elements, including crumbling walls and stone aqueducts, lends La Purificadora an air of authenticity, while modern juxtapositions like a glass-walled swimming pool and sleek purple lounge chairs create a clean, sophisticated ambience. The resulting mix of new and old is truly stunning. Most of the hotel's 26 guestrooms—including three suites with private whirlpools—offer spectacular views of the hotel gardens and the city center beyond, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Food & Drink
Restaurant and rooftop bar
Spa & Recreation
Heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and complimentary bicycle hire
Conference & Meetings
1 meeting room
Breakfast and valet parking
Rooms & Suites
The rooms and suites range from 31 to 43 square meters, and each features a king-size bed apart from the Double Double Room that plays host to two queen-size beds. While every guestroom features a bath, a shower, and a large working desk, the 43-square-meter Top Suite boasts a Jacuzzi on the terrace.
For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, building hotels that reflect their surroundings is more than just a job—it’s a passion that drove these two Mexican entrepreneurs from citrus farming and investment banking to boutique hospitality. “Even if we’re successful at something, we don’t repeat it,” Couturier says. “We like this sense of passion and audacity.” Their Grupo Habita collection has grown to include very diverse properties, including 13 Design Hotels™ member hotels across Mexico and the U.S. Ambitious, fun-loving and well-traveled, the dynamic duo was awarded ‘Team of the Year 2011’ by FIZZZ Magazine.