Though there are few traces of its past left now, this luxury hotel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico was once a mansion owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Malca renovated the building and created a new boutique hotel that he filled with valuable pieces from his art collection, including works from Keith Haring, KAWS, and Marion Peck.
Here’s what it looks like inside:
It was abandoned after he died in 1993 and subsequently bought by New York art dealer Lio Malca in 2012.
The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the beach and the garden behind. Some also have balconies.
The hotel's main restaurant, Philosophy, serves Mexican food with a contemporary European twist. The manager is Italian, and the head chef hails from Catalonia in Spain.
The hotel has two swimming pools: one outside and another indoor, which is connected to the outside pool by a staircase.
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