Pablo Escobar’s former Tulum pad turned luxury art hotel, Casa Malca

2 weeks ago by in Architecture, Art & Design

Operated by Design Hotels, the five-star resort is set on 180 metres  of pristine beach and boasts just 42 rooms, with 9 located in the original house and the rest in an architecturally similar, two-storey buildings built as add-ons for more space.


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The dreamer behind this paradise is Colombian-born Lio Malca, a gallerist and art collector now based in New York City. Malca discovered the evocative property in 2012 and purchased it soon afterwards from it’s original owner (to whom it had been returned following Escobar’s death).

 

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