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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

March 5-10, 2020

On behalf of the Carolinas Chapter of ASID,  we are excited to present you a most unique travel opportunity!  This is not an ordinary trip, but a curated experience full of behind the scenes opportunities that will enhance your time in San Miguel.  As with our 2018 and 2019 trips we invite everyone to join us!  This is an open event  and you do not need to be a designer, or an ASID member to attend.  So if you love art, culture and captivating cities please take the time to explore the details below and join us as we venture back to a fascinating and magical place!
–Carolinas Chapter ASID               


Interested in attending our 2020 San Miguel de Allende trip, but would like more information first?  Unable to attend in 2020, but would like to be among the first to hear  about new itineraries?  Please feel free to call or submit your information, comments and questions using this form – Designing Destinations Interest List


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 the city’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 both 2017, and 2018,  when it was voted the number one city in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.    Join the Carolinas Chapter of ASID  on an amazing journey as once again we return and explore the art and architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage city March 5-10, 2020.


San Miguel Itinerary

Tour option “A” is for new group members and option “B” is for returning group members


Thursday – March 5th

Group arrivals today. Please make every effort to arrive to either Querétaro (QRO) or Leon (BJX) airports today between 11am and 2:00pm, but not later then 2:00pm to allow enough time for transfer and money exchange prior to our evening event.  Transfer will be provided from your arrival airport to San Miguel de Allende, with a stop to exchange currency along the way. Querétaro (QRO) is an hour and fifteen minutes from San Miguel on average and Leon (BJX) is about an hour and a half on average

Hotel check-in at the Rosewood is at 3:00pm. We’ll meet as a group this evening at 6:00pm for our Sunset Welcome Cocktails (hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine provided).  During this time you’ll meet your onsite host and local guide.  An overview of your stay and destination information will be provided.   Following our welcome event your evening will be at leisure. 

Friday – March 6th

Today we will enjoy a morning walking tour of San Miguel de Allende where you will learn the history and culture of this amazing city with architectural insights.  During the tour today we will have the opportunity to view a private home.  Following the tour we will enjoy lunch and margaritas together.  The remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure. Enjoy shopping the Artisan’s Market, San Miguel Shoes, or simply enjoy the spa or pool at Rosewood. 

San Miguel Shoe Co.

(Comfortable shoes recommended).

This evening we’ll enjoy refreshments and a private home tour in San Miguel with Carolinas Chapter ASID member Nicole Norris, of Nicole Norris Design.   Nicole will share insight into this project and the experience of renovating and designing a home in San Miguel de Allende.

Saturday – March 7th

Tour A: Dolores Hidalgo- This small town is best known as the birth place of Mexican Independence and the famous Talavera ceramics produced here.  We’ll see these works of art created in the workshops and have a brief chance to shop following. Today’s tour also includes lunch followed by a visit to the Church of Atotonilco (known as the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico” due to its wealth of 18th Century paintings) and a private home tour. 

Tour B:  Returning group members will have the opportunity to enjoy a day at leisure today if they prefer, or visit several of our gallery partners in San Miguel de Allende

This evening we will explore San Miguel’s wealth of art and culture as we enjoy the Fabrica La Aurora Artwalk.   This former textile factory turned Cultural Arts and Design Center is a highlight of any trip to San Miguel de Allende.  Enjoy wine, refreshments and visiting with local artists about their work and design inspirations.  Please wear comfortable shoes for walking this evening.  Following the Fabrica La Aurora your evening will be at leisure. 

Sunday – March 8th

Today we’ll enjoy a free day to leisurely stroll to San Miguel’s ” Art in the Park” located just steps from the Rosewood.  Alternately group members interested in selecting a day trip to Guanajuato City will be able to do so.   

In the late afternoon we will meet to enjoy a home tour at the home of jeweler Bill Harris. Bill’s work has been shown extensively at charity events in both the US and Mexico.  We will enjoy canapés, cocktails and jewelry shopping following the tour of Bill and Howard’s home, gardens and extensive art collection.  More information about Bill and his jewelry may be viewed on the “Location” and “About Us” tabs at  www.piedrassanmiguel.com 

The remainder of the evening will be at leisure following our time with Bill and Howard.  

Monday – March 9th

Today you have the choice of an optional private tour of the Walker Zanger factory,  joining us on an optional tour of homes, or spending a relaxing day entirely at your leisure.  Group members looking to fill their leisure time may select from one of the many tours available in San Miguel.  *A spa day at Senses Rosewood, hot air balloon rides, nearby hot springs and golf are just a few of your options.*Additional cost*

The master craftsmen at the Walker Zanger tile factory, located 40 miles outside of San Miguel de Allende in the Central Mexican highlands, still press and finish each terra cotta tile by hand.   This optional, exclusive, half-day excursion is included for interested group members. 


This evening we will enjoy a farewell cocktail at Rosewood.  The remainder of your evening will be at leisure. 

Tuesday – March 10th

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 2:00pm.  Group members booking flights departing after 2:00pm will be transferred to the airport with the last group transfer at 10:45am. 

*Itinerary subject to change pending availability of homes*

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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.

2020 ASID Carolinas Package Cost (Per person)

Two Adults in RoomSingle Adult in Room
$2250.00 per person$3075.00 per single
Package cost includes ground transportation, accommodation in either a Colonial Double or Colonial Deluxe King room 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. Package cost does not include incidentals, spa, meals not listed.

For 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 (very limited availability).  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

Two Adults In RoomSingle Adult In Room
$2250.00 per person$3075.00 per single
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. Package cost does not include incidentals, spa, meals not listed. Each Residence has two rooms that offer 2 Queen beds. Remaining rooms in the Residence will offer only 1 King bed.

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.   We recommend booking your extension at the time you make your initial deposit. 

2020 Payment Deadlines

May 30, 2019$500.00 per person, Non-refundable without insurance
October 2, 2019$500.00 interim payment. Package is non-refundable without insurance
November 8, 2019$500.00 interim payment. Package is non-refundable without insurance
December 13, 2019Final balance due. Package is non-refundable without insurance
If you are reserving your spot after the initial deposit date of May 30th you will have a $500 deposit, plus insurance. Payments will be divided and fall on the payment dates following your initial deposit. Please contact us if you have questions or need to make alternate payment arrangements.

How To Book

Please select Melinda H. using the button above or the link below to submit your payment.  When asked for your confirmation number, you will simply put SMA2020 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 $139.00 per person insurance cost to your initial deposit amount (*Insurance is nonrefundable, nontransferable and has to be added at the time of deposit.)


For any questions please feel free to reach out to us


1-866-585-1631 Toll Free 


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What Is Included?

Package includes 5 nights at Rosewood San Miguel inclusive of taxes and resort fees, transfer from airport to hotel with stop to allow currency exchange, sunset welcome meeting with canapés, wine and beer. Walking tours with guides and architect. Private home tour with cocktails and dinner. Dolores Hidalgo with guide and lunch. Artwalk with transportation, wine and canapés. Private home tours. Jewelry display with shopping, cocktails, tour of home and art collection.  Optional Walker Zanger factory tour for interested group members. Transportation for tours not designated as walking. Guides throughout. Onsite group hosts available 24 hours. Airport transfer. All guide and driver gratuities.


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.  Our welcome cocktail begins at 6pm and all group members should arrive no later than 2:00pm at the latest in order to attend the welcome cocktail.  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 1, 2020


Travel Insurance Details

Travel insurance is optional and available for $139.00 per person.  Travel insurance is not automatically included in your package.  The plan includes 100% cash reimbursement, less the cost of insurance, 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. 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 DMC 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 the ASID Carolinas group contract deposits and  final payment are nonrefundable.  Travel insurance is highly recommended. 








































October 1-6, 2017

San Miguel de Allende


Melinda Webb Huggan is your dedicated travel consultant for the Carolinas Chapter ASID San Miguel de Allende Group.  Please contact her directly if you have any questions about the trip.  info@wheredreamslead.com

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free / Virginia Office 703-724-1243

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