What would Pablo make of this? He’d dig it, we’re sure. Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca, the notorious Columbian drug lord’s mansion has been renovated and transformed into a boutique hotel by Lio Malca — an art dealer from New York.
Boasting 24 rooms, the contemporary space has been populated with a range of artworks from Malca’s private collection, including pieces from KAWS and Basquiat. There are Persian rugs and long, sweeping drapes, as well as sleek white walls and polished concrete floors. And that’s not all. Below lies a pool and hidden steam room that lights up in different colors similar to a James Turrell installation.
Malia has been working on the project since 2012. The villa itself was rediscovered in 2003.
If you’re looking to check out the Paradise, find it at:
Km 9.5 Carretera Tulum, Boca Paila
Tulum 77780, Mexico
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