Alessandra is a world traveler whose heart is rooted in Mexico City. After over a decade in the entertainment industry, she followed her deep desire to make a difference in her homeland by creating a warm and welcoming space that feels just like family.
I have been hosting since...
I have lived in...
Food: Mexican food tops the list. I can never say no to Mexican. I love fresh food, fish, fruits and Japanese. Honestly, the best restaurants I have eaten in are in Mexico
Drink: Aguas frescas and Mezcal
Animals: My favorite animals are dogs. I have a 3 year old Shiba Inu, Kimi, who is adorable.
Plants: I love green and trees. I love going to the mercado de jamaica because you've never seen so many beautiful flowers together in your life.
Book: Klara and the Sun by Ishiguro 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafik Whats our problem: Tim Urban Freedom by Franzen El Infinito en un Junco by Irene Vallejo
Guests, ask me about...
Night clubs, speak easys, live music, cool drink places. We have a map where we share all of these cool secrets to our guests. Obviously we check these places first so that we know its some place we would go. Plans for Christmas in Mexico City? Where to find the coolest altares de muertos? We got all of this for you
Hosts, ask me about...
Actually we ask other hosts about how they have this magic with occupancy rate, how to start a bed and breakfast association in Mexico City.
My vision is to...
Let people know how amazing Mexico City is by giving them a 360 experience. Have our guests experience Mexico through our eyes and through our curated experiences.
Let our guests know that everybody is welcome and they are now part of our Palomilla.
What I love most about hosting is...
I'm actually shy ..but each time a new guest checks in new stories and adventures start being created. I love being able to surprise and delight our guests. Each review we get means we are doing things right. We do things right, with attention to detail and customized to every guest. We really do love taking care of you and making your experience in Mexico memorable.
A moment that altered my life to become a host was when...
I have always been a fan of Mexico and its hospitality and amazing gifts.
After working for 16 years in the Entertainment Industry (Ive wroked in PR and Marketing for companies like Televisa, Netflix, HBO, Turner and AETN to name a few), I decided that i wanted to stop working 9-9 and give back to my country and to my fellow single girl workers.
Thats how after watching Gilmore Girls one day I thought it would be a good idea to start a B&B where other women would feel safe, being hosted by sisters.
La Palomilla Started in 2016 and has been in function ever since. An earthquake and covid tried to get the best of us but we made it!
Seven years later, La Palomilla is coming back to lige little by little and we have a 5 team strong amazing and devoted team. We are all excited to greet you here at La Palomilla in Mexico City.