Pablo Escobar Mansion Reborn as Art-Filled Boutique Hotel

Casa Malca
Casa Malca

Art lovers, serenity seekers, and fans of the Netflix series Narcos might be among those visiting Tulum, Mexico, to occupy a residence of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Escobar's estate there has been slowly developed into an eco-friendly 35-room boutique hotel by New York-based art dealer Lio Malca over the past few years. Long empty after being seized by the Mexican government, the white-washed property was first Malca's vacation home before thoughtfully renovated to become a 5-star luxury destination called Casa Malca

"I purchased the property because I thought it was insane," Malca told Cool Hunting. "I could not believe that in this world, a property like this still exists and hasn't been taken over by a corporation.

Perched on the far end of the Yucatan peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and a jungle expanse, Casa Malca mixes locally sourced furnishings with modern and contemporary art, such as a Kaws sculpture and a Keith Haring-themed bar. Rooms start around $500.

More News Feed Headlines

The golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C.

The Met Will Return A Newly Acquired Antiquity to Egypt Due to Dubious Provenance

  • February 19, 2019 14:40

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will return a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C. to ...

Read More

Churchill's Coast Scene on the Riviera

Blenheim Palace Displays New Acquisitions of Key Works From Its Lost Collections

  • February 14, 2019 22:29

A new exhibition at the UK's magnificent Blenheim Palace is showcasing recently acquired works of ...

Read More

Thomas Hart Benton, “Youth Music - Study”, 1973.  Oil on board, 14 ¼ x 17 ¾ inches.

'Thomas Hart Benton: Mechanics of Form' Brings Together Key Works by the Famed Regionalist at The Surovek Gallery

  • February 06, 2019 13:41

The Surovek Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, is presenting a new exhibition of around 65 works ...

Read More

Don Ed Hardy (American, b.  1945) Surf or Die, 2004.  Color lithograph with metallic gold powder, 772 x 572 mm (30 3/8 x 22 1/2 in.) Printed by Bud Shark.  Published by Shark’s Ink, Colorado.

From Maroon 5's Adam Levine to a De Young Museum Exhibition This Summer, Tattoo Art Won't Be Unseen

  • February 05, 2019 13:22

On Sunday, the Super Bowl halftime performance with Maroon 5 gave a surprising show of tattoo ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire