Hotel Matilda has forged an international image for its sophisticated ‘Matilda lifestyle’ guest experience of world-class dining by renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, one-of-a-kind art and culinary events, an award-winning holistic spa, a high-energy lounge, artistic designer rooms and suites, and a vibrant art-gallery-like interior filled with dramatic contemporary works by noted artists.  Cornerstone is now creating a distinctive hospitality brand based on the Hotel Matilda concept. Mr. James, who shaped the heralded Hotel Matilda guest experience, is guiding development of the Hotel Matilda Lifestyle Collection.


The master stroke of the Matilda Lifestyle is the cuisine by Chef Enrique Olvera in the hotel’s Moxi restaurant. Olvera is Mexico’s globally celebrated chef who has received numerous awards and whose Mexico City restaurant, Pujol, is #17 on the San Pellegrino list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. At Moxi, he unites traditional Mexican dishes with the latest techniques and cosmopolitan concepts, creating a menu with a Mexican soul and an international palate. Chef Olvera’s Moxi has fired a reputation for Hotel Matilda as a culinary innovator and destination for gourmands and food lovers. As Cornerstone builds the Hotel Matilda Lifestyle Collection, a key component of creating the lifestyle-focused guest experience is the culinary partnership with Chef Olvera.


Hotel Cacao, an edgy boutique property opened in October 2014 in the popular Mexican Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen. Hotel Cacao was the first property of a themed collection of lifestyle-focused boutique hotels based on internationally acclaimed Hotel Matilda.


The Hotel Amalia is a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of the region and traditions of Chiapas.  Although the finishes use traditional materials, they have been updated to contemporary standards of comfort and luxury. A unique hotel made for strolling and relaxation, the internal courtyards and gardens provide a sense of peace and privacy thanks to the landscape, architecture and use of fire and water elements. The aroma of coffee and the morning mist provides guests a sensory experience and the feeling of traveling back in time for an unforgettable stay.