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The Hermitage – Hotel Matilda, Mexico

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday which is centered around remembering friends and family that are deceased. It is an elaborate event which takes place on November 1 and 2 of each year, and which is now celebrated throughout the world in many different cultures. But for this weeks Hermitage we travel to where it all began, Mexico.

I have chosen Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, because it is firstly a stunning hotel, but also because they host a couple very special events to celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday.

This boutique hotel is well-known for embracing contemporary art. Hotel Matilda has an impressive collection of works from Angelo Musco, Spencer Tunick, Diego Rivera, Bosco Sodi, Lluis Barba, Victor Rodriguea, Betsabé Romero, Daniela Edburg, Aldo Chaparro and Nacho Rodriguez, just to name a few! On November 1st a new exhibition by Ricardo Reyes Arte will open called “Dead Art Cocktail”. It contains the work of 14 contemporary artists and is run in conjunction with the Day of The Dead festivities.

The hotel also hosts a special dinner, Menu Blanco, by Mexican cookbook author and chef Martha Ortiz in their acclaimed restaurant Moxi. Expect to revel in ancient Mexican culinary delights which have been tweaked with a modern twist by Ortiz. On the night the restaurant is candlelit and cloaked with black tablecloths and Mexican music fills the air. Previous events have seen guests dress up in traditional costumes and face paint, which only adds to the ambiance and unique nature of this dining experience. It seems like the perfect, and authentic way to celebrate “The Day of The Dead”.

The Hermitage – Hotel Matilda, Mexico




















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  1. yvette mundell #

    Very smart. Yet to get to Mexico so will have to add to my list for sure.

    October 24, 2013

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