Since opening in 2010, Hotel Matilda has built an international brand as an innovative lifestyle and art-focused hotel. Now, the award-winning property located in the colonial jewel of San Miguel de Allende is celebrating its 5th anniversary by reinforcing its position as a leading art destination of Mexico.
“Reflecting the process of creating a fine painting, we are adding creative and colorful layers to the art experience at Hotel Matilda, and making 2015 a celebration of our artistic soul,” said Bruce James, director of Hotel Matilda.
The 5th anniversary year of art at the property will be launched on March 5th with a special event bringing together artists – whose works are part of the hotel’s permanent collection, including Betsabee Romero, Angelo Musco, Spencer Tunick, Aldo Chaparro and Nacho Rodriguez among others – owners of major Mexican art galleries, media and other VIPs and art aficionados.
A Hotel Matilda Art Tour will be introduced at the event allowing guests and visitors to experience the world-class collection of Harold Stream III, who developed and owns Hotel Matilda.
Matilda’s goal from the outset was to create an inspiring experiential atmosphere. The contemporary, gallery-like ambience – iconoclastic in colonial San Miguel – is the ideal canvas for the hotel’s many pieces and commissioned installations and the many art events and festivals it hosts annually. Underscoring its commitment to the arts is that it was eponymously named for the subject of a famous painting in the hotel’s collection: Diego Rivera’s larger-than-life portrait of the owner’s mother, Matilda Stream. An art-centered hotel is singularly apropos to San Miguel because this historic colonial town with its virtually pristine Spanish-era architecture has long been a hub of the arts known for its art schools, art galleries and many resident artists. Hotel Matilda echoes, reinforces and has come to embody the modern artistic soul of San Miguel.