One of Pablo Escobar’s former mansions has been transformed into a luxury hotel where you can stay for $640 for night

Casa Malca
The house has a mix of modern artwork and rustic design. Design Hotels

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.

Casa Malca, a stunning Mexican hotel near Tulum, was bought by renowned New York art collector and gallery owner Lio Malca in 2012.

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:

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