Majagua opens in the heart of Oaxaca city

Located in the picturesque streets of Oaxaca’s historic centre, Majagua Boutique Hotel has perfected the precise balance between the purity of the lines of Art Deco architecture and a homage to local artisan traditions…

guestroom in hotel Majagua with black and white woven bedcover, and wooden surfaces next to floor to ceiling window

Majagua’s imprint draws on eclectic spaces with a fusion of contemporary design elements, handcrafted pieces and the careful restoration of a 1950’s Art Deco mansion. The building is testimony to the city’s rich history and cosmopolitan past and as you step inside Majagua, the luxury of comfort and abundant simplicity are a code that can be appreciated throughout the property. The geometric shapes and stylised decorations harmonise with materials such as metals, tropical woods and natural fibres.

olive green walls with artisanal accessories and art deco glass door

Image credit: Chucho P

In its 14 guestrooms, arranged over two floors, the design aesthetic is developed as a continual dialogue between form, function and roots. In the guestrooms light tones are imbued with natural light, thanks to the large windows opening up the space. The rustic accents in textiles, furniture, lamps from Asia along with other detailed pieces such as the tivichi—an animal-shaped cushion made in the Valley of Oaxaca—invite guests to appreciate craftwork as the luxury of this era.

Stays at Majagua are complemented by the culinary offerings of Endémico Restaurante, which celebrates Oaxacan food traditions through typical recipes made from ingredients grown in the region. The menu is succinct and incorporates the flavours of local kitchens and touches of Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine for dishes with a decidedly comfort food feel. The recipes for breakfast and lunch revisit the unmissables of this part of the country, such as tlayudas and chilaquiles. Endémico Restaurante has two service areas, one on the ground floor and the second on the terrace, where diners can also enjoy original mixology and soft drinks while appreciating the panoramic views of the skyline of colonial buildings.

bar and terrace with umbrellas at Majagua

Image credit: Daniela Jara

The perfect location of the property right in the middle of this historic town has inspired the Majagua Route, an itinerary conceived for contemporary nomads to discover the main sites of interest and includes landmarks such as the Church of Santo Domingo, the Ethnobotanical Garden, and the Textile Museum.

Main image credit: Daniela Jara