La Purificadora, named after the 19th century industrial building´s original role as a an ice factory where water was bottled and purified for the production of ice, is a cutting edge hotel that boldly stands in the beautiful and UNESCO World Heritage center of Puebla.
The water theme inspired renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta during the extensive renovation process and this can be admired through the 3rd floor pool and the lobby water mirror that surrounds the chef´s table. Additionally, on-site archeologists unearthed several original pieces from the building that were cleverly used within the overall visual design.
A challenge to Legorreta´s normal passion for color, La Purificadora in its entirety boasts only three hues: black, white and a touch of Ôbishop´ purple. Twenty-six spacious guest rooms were carved from the architect´s ability to understand a chosen environment and blend it with indigenous Mexican architectural traditions. Ingenious combinations of archeological stone from the original construction, aged wood recycled for the vaulted ceilings and onyx from the nearby town of Tecalli all blend with a modern-day interpretation of Talavera ceramic showcased through unique flooring.
Besides impressive architectural appointments La Purificadora showcases the city´s culinary traditions interpreted by noted chef , Enrique Olvera from Mexico City´s famous Pujol restaurant. Authentic Mexican Cuisine is served with a contemporary twist and menus are seasonal. There is also an extensive Sunday brunch.
La Purificadora is located in the historic centre of Puebla, a colonial city on the road between Mexico City and Oaxaca. Rich in history and colonial architecture, Puebla has become a haven for those interested in history, antiques, handicrafts and cuisine. Within Puebla, La Purificadora is ideally situated, located adjacent to the beautiful Iglesia de San Francisco, steps from the city´s much visited convention center and neighboring a beautiful sculpture garden and Puebla´s contemporary art gallery.