One of Mexico’s Most Beautiful Cities Has a Hotel to Match It

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Banyan Tree

Walking down the stately shaded streets of Puebla, it’s hard to imagine we owe the origins of Cinco de Mayo celebrations to this city. While the recently celebrated holiday has become an excuse for margarita-sozzled partiers to stumble around in sombreros, Puebla is a city of miles of orderly streets lined with ornately tiled palatial edifices in the shadow of a volcano on the Mexican highlands.

Long famous for its food (mole poblano and cemitas, to name two), riches (once the richest city in the country), and to-die-for Talavera tiles, to visit Puebla today is to spend time reminding yourself to close your mouth. Plus, with the dominance of Oaxaca and San Miguel Allende as destinations of choice for those seeking an urban escape with picturesque colonial architecture, Puebla has become almost under the radar.

Now, one of its most popular hotels, Banyan Tree Puebla, has been given a light refresh and is the latest selection for our series on exciting new properties, Room Key.

Read more at The Daily Beast.