In the heart of the romantic and cultural cobblestone town of San Miguel de Allende sits the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, a boutique luxury hotel made for well-heeled clients. Catering primarily to couples, the hotel is made up of six 18th- and 19th-century haciendas housing 14 rooms and 23 suites. Amenities include a pool tucked away between two of the haciendas; a spa with a resting area that has views of the Parroquia San Miguel Church—one of the city’s most iconic symbols; the Andanza and Restaurante del Parque dining venues, offering international and Mexican cuisines, respectively; Blue Bar, with signature tequila cocktails; and a Presidential Suite that boasts a rooftop terrace ideal for romantic dinners.
A Sense of Place
All six of the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada haciendas have been authentically preserved and renovated so that your luxury clients looking for the best of both worlds—feeling like a local while still having modern amenities at their fingertips—will feel right at home. All accommodations are uniquely designed, although they all do capture the original Spanish hacienda feel as they were restored with locally sourced materials, and each features comfy bedding with high thread count sheets, twice daily housekeeping service, complimentary WiFi, and morning coffee and/or tea delivered daily by a butler assigned to each room (some accommodations offer a wood or gas fireplace).
Operating as a hotel for 60 years, the Casa de Sierra Nevada was taken over by Belmond in 2006, and in 2018 the property was totally renovated. “Our hotel personifies San Miguel de Allende; customers truly get an authentic sense of place here,” says the property’s general manager, John Freudenthaler. “We employ 90 percent of our staff locally and make sure they are well trained to serve our guests.”
Cuisine & Art
While staying at Belmond Casa Sierra de Nevada, guests can participate in the onsite Sazon Cooking School, where they’ll learn to create traditional Mexican dishes. It is located in the Casa Parque building, which is also home to the hotel’s Art Corner, featuring art classes and workshops on the local art community. In fact, clients who are artsy by nature will love San Miguel de Allende, which is bustling with art galleries such as Galeria Nudo, where the owner is on hand to tell you about the artists he has curated. We also recommend a visit to Fabrica La Aurora, which was once a textile factory and is now home to a myriad of galleries, as well as interior design and jewelry stores.
Weddings & Romance
This is an idyllic property for those clients seeking a cultural, culinary or romantic getaway, as well as for those who want a destination wedding overflowing with colonial charm. The property can host a wedding for up to 150, and the LGBT-friendly property has an onsite coordinator that can help with all of the details. The property offers several locations for the ceremony and reception and if the couple wants to opt for a religious ceremony, there are several churches within a few blocks of the hotel that can host 150 to 200 guests.
There are many direct flights from the U.S., including from Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago into either Queretaro (70 minutes away) or Leon (80 minutes by car). If flying into Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende is 3.5 hours north.
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada: belmond.com