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Sleep it off…in a Barrel Room!

June 26th, 2018 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Cool Stuff, Skolnik Newsletter

Readers of the Skolnik blog know that we offer news and topical stories effecting the dangerous goods community and the wine industry. However, in this piece, we believe we have found the common ground between both markets! Check out the Matices Boutique Hotel located in Tequila, in the State of Jalisco in Mexico. The hotel recently opened about 25 unique rooms that are designed from the shape of a Tequila barrel!
barrel hotel
The rooms are designed to look like barrels in which the distilled agave product is left to rest — and become reposado — or to age. The idea is for guests to sleep inside the barrels and become like Tequila! This brings a new meaning to “Sleeping it off!”
The idea of the barrel style hotel started when the owner of La Cofradia distillery opened a conventional hotel about 10 years ago. The hotel was successful and he wanted to try a new innovative concept to attract guests, hence the barrel shaped rooms. The rooms are decorated in the rustic style, are located near the distillery, and offers its guests Tequila samplings, tours to the nearby City of Tequila, and a chance to make a clay bottle. The hotel has plans to eventually offer 50 barrel rooms.

Photos of the Barrel Rooms

The website for the Matices Hotel.

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