Checking In: Tribal Hotel

10th September, 2015

A major highlight of our summer adventures was the trip we took to Nicaragua. Our first stop was a quaint colonial town called Granada, where we spent a few happy days at Tribal Hotel, the newest endeavor of Jean-Marc Houmard (who owns iconic eateries Indochine and Acme in New York City) and his business partner Yvan Cussigh.

The two have succeeded in bringing to life the ultimate gypset dream: a little gem of a 7-room hotel that’s as relaxed as it is high-style. Nestled in total tranquility, Tribal’s groovy lobby opens to a tropical garden oasis complete with whimsical dipping pool, whose tiles are reminiscent of the sidewalks of Copacabana. Poolside lounging beds offer perfectly private respite, while a covered veranda provides an outdoor, communal living and dining area, expertly decorated with custom pieces designed by the owners and hand-crafted by local artisans in the Nicaraguan countryside.

Throughout the property, the taste level is exquisite but comfortable, the service first-class, and the sense of total, blissful escape all-encompassing. We’ve definitely found a new favorite place!
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