CASA DELPHINE ANNOUNCES NEW BOUTIQUE ADDITION
San Miguel de Allende Hotel Expands Lodging Offerings with Casa 21
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico (November 17, 2022) – Named the #1 best small city in the world for the third consecutive year by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2022, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato continues to attract travelers from around the globe drawn to the city’s rich colonial history, vibrant heritage, thriving art scene, beautiful baroque Spanish architecture and more.
Opened in April of 2019, Casa Delphine is one of San Miguel de Allende’s colorful boutique hotels, owned by jewelry designer Amanda Keidan. Since its opening, the hotel has welcomed guests from around the globe. With just five suites, Casa Delphine’s intimate scale gives it a distinctly residential feel, with airy rooms and natural light streaming in through large glass doors and windows with geometric detail. As the pandemic shut down hotels worldwide, Keidan used this time to reimagine Casa Delphine with the addition of Casa 21.
Located just 100 yards up the street from Casa Delphine and a short eight-minute walk to the Jardin, Casa 21 is a reflection of Casa Delphine’s classic ambiance and style. The private three-bedroom, three and one-half bathroom villa with a fully renovated kitchen is the perfect extension of the boutique hotel. With interiors by the creators of Casa Delphine, Casa 21 is a spacious villa that exemplifies the traditional and relaxed colonial charm of San Miguel de Allende’s famous indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
An ideal complement to Casa Delphine, Casa 21 offers the space, privacy, and intimacy that travelers are seeking more and more after the pandemic. Guests enter through a beautiful bóveda hallway to an outdoor central courtyard. On the ground floor, two bedrooms with king beds with two en-suite baths, the newly remodeled kitchen, and a spacious living and dining area with fireplace and charming private office nook surround the courtyard.
The second floor holds a spacious partially covered outdoor entertaining area with built in seating, a fountain, and an outdoor fireplace. One level up from this terrace is a beautiful private romantic master bedroom suite with high-beamed ceilings, a fireplace and French doors overlooking the property. This suite has a minimalist bathroom with shower and massive windows that lend a feeling of showering among the trees.
Completing the classic San Miguel experience is a covered terrace on the third level with stunning sunset views of San Miguel’s famous church tops and the surrounding landscape. With its expansive outdoor terraces, Casa 21 is ideal for private events, dinners, and special celebrations. Guests have the option for an in-house chef, massages, and private mezcal tastings for an additional fee and these and other experiences can be organized by Casa Delphine.
Casa 21 high season (September 15th – April 15th) weekday rates are $450USD per night for the entire house. Weekend rates are $585USD per night for the entire house. Rates during the low season (April 16th – September 14th) are $350USD per night during the weekdays for the entire house and weekend rates are $465USD per night for the entire house. There is a three-night minimum, and guests will have access to Casa Delphine’s concierge team to arrange any experiences and special requests.
Casa Delphine offers a weekly brunch every Sunday until December 18th, 2022. Chef Tono Villanueva curates a savory tasting menu with homemade amaranth waffles with fresh fruit and a mezcal berry sauce, poached eggs with organic roasted vegetables, avocado toast on homemade bread, coffee or tea and fresh squeezed orange or green juice. Brunch (450 pesos per person) is offered from 10:00AM to 1:00PM by reservation only.
Tarot Card Dinner Series
San Miguel de Allende is a town with a deep connection with the mystic symbols of the Mexican folklore. The history, beautiful architecture, legends, and religious festivities of San Miguel offer the perfect inspiration and setting for a true tarot experience that connects mind and soul through images and words. Casa Delphine hosted two Tarot dinners in October led by tarot historian and expert tarot reader Sixto Rey. The third Tarot dinner is scheduled for November 23, 2022 at 7:00pm. The tarot card dinner is limited to 18 persons and will include each guest having a mini tarot reading, a four-course dinner by Chef Pablo Nicassio, two wine pairings, and a welcome cocktail (2500 pesos per person).
Casa Delphine is inviting travelers to come to San Miguel de Allende and experience the magic of the city. Slow down and stay awhile to develop a connection with the place and its people. From January 2nd – 20th and April 15th – August 15th, 2023, Casa Delphine offers sabbatical sessions for guests interested in learning something new. Learn how to make ceramics, textile dying, huichol beading, painting, or other artisan trades and skills. Take cooking classes or learn the Spanish language. Casa Delphine invites guests to stay for $895USD per week per person (6 nights, 7 days) while learning a new hobby or skill from a beautiful space to live and work from. Classes and room taxes are not included in the rates.
Private Intimate Weddings and Events
With its stunning great room, dining room and intimate courtyards, Casa Delphine and Casa 21 are magical venues to host private events, dinners, and special celebrations. Guests can have exclusive use of the entire hotel, and they will receive a 10% discount per night for full buyout. Rates for Casa 21 are listed above.
The concierge at Casa Delphine can customize guests’ stays with adventure excursions and off-the-beaten-path experiences to fully appreciate Mexico’s most charming and festive city. Some of these incredible experiences include horseback rides with Cayote Canyon Adventures, lunch at local wineries, hot springs, private astrology readings, private tarot card readings, a private tour of Canada de la Virgen, Jazz nights at the Instituto, private massages in house or at local recommended spas. The hotel can also arrange private car transportation to and from local airports (BJX, and QRO) and the international airport in Mexico City (MEX).
Behind Casa Delphine’s Design
Casa Delphine is a treasure architecturally with beautifully hand laid boveda ceilings, exceptional detail in stonework and a layout that allows for two very private internal gardens offering a peaceful retreat from the city. Keidan’s concept was to create a luxurious place to stay and unwind with a beautifully curated community dining table for guests to enjoy conversation and revelations with fellow travelers, and a uniquely blue lobby which gives a pop of style. The city is known for attracting visiting artists, authors and other creative individuals, and this hotelito is well positioned to be a chic gathering place where imaginative travelers land and conversations flourish.
Keidan designed the space herself, and each design decision has been carefully thought out and influenced by her own personality. The lobby, with its hand-carved large stone fireplace, is painted a deep rich blue, which melds into the deep blue velvet couches and 20-foot ceilings. Keidan collaborated on designing custom glass and metal faceted lights that are a nod to her background in metal and jewelry design. To make the other lighting extra special, Keidan asked local visual and print artist Ri Anderson to create some lampshades exclusively for Casa Delphine. One print is of Mexico City shot from an airplane at night and adjusted to repeat patterns. Anderson’s work brought in an extra level of texture and color in the rooms and the lamps are all one of a kind.
The five spacious suites all feature cantera fireplaces, hand designed furniture from Keidan’s collaboration with local artists, warm accents, eclectic textures and colors, and balconies that overlook the private courtyards. Guests can enjoy majestic panoramic views of San Miguel from the Spanish hacienda-style private two-floor rooftop suite.
About Casa Delphine
Nestled on a cobblestone street in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Casa Delphine is a luxury boutique hotel with five thoughtfully curated suites. Located an easy ten-minute walk from the city’s most famous landmark, La Parroquia and an equally short walk to La Fabrica Aurora, the Cultural Arts and Design Center, Casa Delphine is just minutes from the main plaza. The concierge team can customize and personalize all stays and experiences and send guests to the best off the beaten path places of this magical city. Upon arrival, all guests receive a beautifully custom printed and curated recommendation booklet of all the best hits in San Miguel de Allende and in the beautiful nearby countryside. Rates start at $295USD (September through February) per night and $255USD per night (March through August) for double occupancy. All suites including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, fireplaces, balconies and bath amenities hand crafted by local organic artisans. Casa Delphine is available for weddings and special occasions with the option of exclusive use of the entire hotel. Breakfast is included for guests who book directly with the hotel, and available to any guest at a charge of $25USD per person with prior reservation. For more information, visit www.casadelphine.com or email email@example.com.
Story by Nora Kobrenik.