Carolinas Chapter of ASID-Designing Destinations

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

March 8-13, 2018


San Miguel de Allende has long been known for its romantic cobblestone streets, well preserved charm, art galleries, fine dining and festivals.  Travelers for decades have found themselves returning to San Miguel de Allende time and time again, contributing to it’s rich creative history.   This colorful city, nestled in the rugged Mexican Sierras, finds itself consistently on numerous “Best Cities” lists year after year.  In 2013 San Miguel was voted Condé Nast’s number one city in the world and received that honor again in 2017  when it was voted the number one city in the world by the readers of Travel and Leisure magazine.    Join the Carolinas Chapter of ASID  on an amazing journey as we explore the art and architecture of this Unesco World Heritage city March 8-13, 2018.



San Miguel Itinerary


Thursday – March 8th

Group arrivals. Please plan to arrive to either Querétaro (QRO) or Leon (BJX) airports by 2pm today. Transfer provided from your arrival airport to San Miguel de Allende. Hotel check-in at the Rosewood is at 3:00pm. Meet as a group at 6:00pm for wine and cheese and an overview of our stay and destination information. We will include shopping and dining recommendations from an ASID member who has been traveling to San Miguel for over 15 years!

Evening at leisure.

Friday – March 9th

Morning walking tour of San Miguel de Allende (comfortable shoes recommended). Afternoon free to shop Artisan’s Market and San Miguel Shoes.

Dinner this evening will be at Casa Linnea.  This private home, nestled in lush hillside gardens, overlooks the city and offers expansive views of San Miguel de Allende. 


Saturday – March 10th

Today we will enjoy a private Architectural tour of homes.  A native San Miguel architect will tour us through two of his completed projects and discuss the challenges and opportunities of designing and building in San Miguel.  Materials that are indigenous to the areas such as stone, iron, tile, etc. will be discussed and we will enjoy a hosted lunch following our second tour.

This evening we will explore San Miguel’s wealth of art and culture during our evening Gallery Crawl

Sunday – March 11th

Day trip to Delores Hidalgo- This quaint town is best known as the birth place of Mexican Independence. Enjoy a private home tour as well as the shopping the local ceramic workshops featuring Talavera Pottery. Today also includes a visit to the Church of Atotonilco, known as the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico” due to its wealth of 18th Century paintings. Lunch is included. 

Evening at leisure

Monday – March 12th

Today you have the option of a Walker Zanger factory tour (information below) or a day at leisure.   Group members looking to fill their leisure time may select from one of the many tours available in San Miguel or enjoy a spa day right in your hotel (additional cost).  Please view the links below for a few ideas of how you can fill your day…

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Concierge Guide for Dining and Tours and Experiences *

Sense SPA at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende *

Sense SPA menu at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende *

*Pricing and availability maybe subject to change in 2018


The master craftsmen at the Walker Zanger tile factory in the Central Mexican highlands, located 40 miles outside of San Miguel de Allende, still press and finish each terracotta tile by hand.   This exclusive half-day excursion includes transportation and lunch for interested group members.    If you would like to attend the Walker Zanger factory tour please indicate this in the comment section of your payment form or email Anna or Melinda directly. 



This evening we’ll enjoy a private farewell home tour at the home of jeweler Bill Harris. Bill’s work has been shown extensively at charity events in both the US and Mexcio. We will enjoy cocktails and a jewelry display following the tour of Bill and Howard’s home and gardens.  More information about Bill and his art may be viewed on the “Location” and “About Us” tabs at 

Dinner and evening following at Leisure


Tuesday – March 13th

Airport transfers are provided and begin this morning from Rosewood for flights departing from Leon (BJX) or Querétaro (QRO).  Group members departing today will need to book their flights for departure from their airport of choice by 2:45pm.  Group members booking flights departing after 2:45pm will be transferred to the airport with the last group transfer at 10:45am. 




Accommodation Options at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

The luxury boutique hotel of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® is nestled among the handsome colonial villas, cobblestone lanes and church spires of central Mexico’s oldest town.  This resort sanctuary located within the historical heart of downtown offers 67 beautifully appointed accommodations, a Rosewood Spa®, signature restaurants, a rooftop lounge, and an outdoor amphitheater. All 67 rooms and suites at Rosewood San Miguel De Allende Hotel offer spacious living areas, wood-beamed ceilings and furnishings of the finest Mexican craftsmanship. Ground-level rooms and suites are graced with a private terrace and garden while accommodations on the second and third floors offer private balconies with views of San Miguel de Allende’s El Centro, the resort’s lush gardens and/or the sparkling pools.  Complimentary wireless internet is included with each room.


Rosewood Hotel and Spa San Miguel de Allende Package Cost (Per person)

Single Adult In RoomTwo Adults In Room
$3486.00 per single$2350.00 per person
Package cost includes ground transportation, hotel accommodation for 5 nights with taxes and service charges, private home tours and functions where mentioned, meals as mentioned, services of a local guide. Package cost is per person based on indicated occupancy. Triple occupancy rates can be quoted upon request. Package cost does not include incidentals, spa, meals not listed or driver/guide gratuity.  

For group members desiring an elevated accommodation experience we are able to offer a Four Bedroom and Five Bedroom residence option at the Rosewood Residences®at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende.  These luxury homes are located on the same property as the hotel and enjoy full access to all hotel amenities.   The Residences feature an array of amenities designed to highlight the luxury of life in this Spanish Colonial town. Dramatic entries and central courtyards are focal points of every floor plan, as are multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces that allow for doors to stay open, letting celebrations – and gentle breezes – flow between kitchen, dining room and patio.   The interior of homes at Rosewood Residences® are inspired by centuries of authentic Mexican design and décor. Rosewood Residences® offers two stunning interior finish packages inspired by the textures, colors and motifs of San Miguel de Allende: Rustic and Refined. While the Rustic touch evokes the more traditional side of living in San Miguel with local materials and finishes to create an elegant yet casual ambiance, the Refined option employs the use of more contemporary textiles to define a space that is sophisticated, sleek, and more formal.

Rosewood Residences Package Rates Per Person

Single Adult In RoomTwo Adults In Room
$3636.00 per single$2500.00 per person
Package cost includes ground transportation, accommodation in either a 4 bedroom or 5 bedroom residence for 5 nights with taxes and service charges, private home tours and functions where mentioned, meals as mentioned, services of a local guide. Package cost is per person based on indicated occupancy. Triple occupancy rates can be quoted upon request. Package cost does not include incidentals, spa, meals not listed or driver/guide gratuity.

Rosewood Residences® Standard Features

Space for this trip is limited and early deposit is highly encouraged in order to secure your spot. 

 For group members who feel 5 nights are not enough to fully experience this amazing city we are able to requested extensions to your hotel stay for an additional cost.  However, the month of March is a busy time in San Miguel with many events and festivals.  Due to high demand and the boutique nature of the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende extensions and pricing are based on hotel availability at the time of request.  

August 30, 2017$500.00 per person non-refundable initial deposit
September 25, 2017$500.00 per person interim deposit
Nov 26, 2017Final balance due, non-refundable without insurance

How To Book

ASID has two dedicated travel consultants from Dreams and Destinations Travel assisting with this trip.  Please select your travel agent and submit your payment via the link below. When asked for your confirmation number, you will simply put ASIDSMDA as your confirmation.  You will also be required to select or decline the travel insurance.  If you select YES to the travel insurance, please add the cost to your initial deposit amount.

(*Insurance is nonrefundable and has to be added at the time of deposit.)

For any questions please feel free to reach out to either Melinda or Anna

Melinda Webb Huggan

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free


Anna Crawford

1-844-599-2953 Toll Free


Book Your Room Here  

Flight information

Group members will either fly into Leon, Mexico (code BJX) or Querétaro (QRO).  Querétaro is the closest airport to San Miguel de Allende and Leon offers the most daily nonstop flights from many US cities.  We will need your flight confirmation to confirm your round trip transportation from the airport.  Please provide your flight itinerary to us no later than

February 15, 2018

Travel Insurance Details

Travel insurance is optional and available for $129.00 per person.  Travel insurance is not automatically included in your package.  The plan includes 100% cash reimbursement in the event of cancellation for covered reasons including the most common reason for cancellation – illness affecting the traveler, traveling companion or an immediate family member.  It also includes reimbursement for cancellation due to ANY REASON up to 75% of the cancellation penalty amount as long as the plan is purchased with initial deposit and cancellation occurs more than 3 days prior to departure.  Travel insurance does not cover change of occupancy in a group (for example decreasing from 2 adults to one adult in room). 

Terms and Conditions

The hotel and transfer companies have strict deposit and cancellation policies with penalties. However, we are able to offer name changes up to 30 days prior to arrival without penalty. Rates are based on a minimum of 10 rooms traveling and are subject to change if the Carolinas Chapter ASID San Miguel group falls below 10 rooms.   Per resort group contract deposits, final payment are nonrefundable and travel insurance is highly recommended. 






























October 1-6, 2017

San Miguel de Allende


Melinda and Anna are your dedicated travel consultants for the Carolinas Chapter ASID San Miguel Group.  Please contact them directly if you have any questions about the trip. 

Melinda Webb Huggan

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free/ 919-261-3101

Anna Crawford

1-844-599-2953 Toll Free/704-644-0707

 Book Your Room Here