Hilton Midtown, Guadalajara
Hotel / Mexico / HBA San Francisco / Completed in 2018
The Hilton Guadalajara Midtown - a new construction hotel located in the heart of the midtown financial district of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – recently opened in November of 2018. Owned by Parks LLC, a development group out of Mexico City, the property boasts: 226 keys; a lobby bar and lounge; a signature branded 96 seat restaurant; 10+ flexible meeting and event spaces; executive lounge; fitness amenities; and luxurious outdoor rooftop pool, bar and lounge.
Considered the birthplace and heartbeat of Mexican culture, the rich context of Guadalajara offered a bounty of inspiration – from the earthy historic architecture, the ornate patterns and details to be discovered everywhere from the native pottery, to the intricate stitching that adorns the Mariachi. Our palette is an expression of the surrounding landscape - the densely layered textures and geometries of the urban fabric highlighted with notes of earth and sky - accented with the elements of metal and glass that reflect the urban and forward-facing attitude of Guadalajara today. Patterned screening elements throughout cast playful shadows and celebrate the hazy warm tone of daylighting that is unique to Guadalajara.
We were heavily inspired from the traditions of local handmade goods signature to the Jalisco region, from basket weaving to glass blowing and pottery. While traditional colors and patterns define the region, these patterns take on modern twist and are reflected most dominantly in the collection of custom area rugs and carpets. Their signature blue tone captures the color of the traditional glaze used in Talavera pottery. The patterns are expressed at many scales and in both large and small spaces, from the window screens that greet you in the lobby, meeting rooms, and pool area, to the coordinating carpet and desk components in the guestrooms. Guests will delight in discovering these connections and their subtle nod to local context.
Guests will experience a rhythmic expansion and contraction of space as they travel through the hotel, balancing a sense of grandeur with a welcoming familiarity. From the intimate ground floor entry lobby, to the voluminous 3rd floor lobby lounge and bar, from the sparkling restaurant, through soaring corridors with full height windows, to the quietly energetic retreat that is the guestroom.