Beachside Hotel Brings Design to a Sleepy Stretch of Paradise

The Mexican town of Troncones has drawn surfers for years, but its new boutique hotel, crafted in a California Modernist style, caters to a more design-discerning set.

Troncones, one of Mexico’s best kept secrets, is a small beach town lacking the glitz and allure of the larger tourist traps. Businessman Rafael Skewes seeks to transform it into a modernist architectural masterpiece.