Künük Hotel Boutique is immersed in the Barrio of Santiago, on the corner of streets 59 and 80, just 5 minutes by car from the touristic area of the Historic Center of Mérida.
Our name is an abstraction of the word “Kuun” and “Nuuk” palindrome which means "big gold" remaining as "Künük" and keeping the same meaning.
Our logo represents an abstraction of the Mayan symbol of gold, representing the abundance and prosperity that we wish for those who visit us.
Founded in 1542, as the same time that the city, Barrio of Santiago is one of the emblematic neighborhoods of the historic center of Mérida. As well for its history and for its undeniable architectural aesthetic value of housing in a city of great beauty.
This neighborhood is made up of 19 blocks in which all kinds of buildings coexist that have served as a framework for religious, commercial, political and tourist phenomena.
Currently it is a perfect place to walk and explore the neighborhood where you can find markets with fruits, vegetables, and flowers. As well as a great variety of gastronomic and cultural offer.
Among the interesting attractions is the Parque de Santiago, where every Tuesday from 8:30 p.m. the Musical Remembrances are presented, which for four decades surround locals and foreigners with music and rhythm.
The Santiago neighborhood is one of the must-see places in Mérida, for its historical and architectural richness and for its cultural offer that welcomes and delights all its visitors.
Künük Hotel Boutique is an innovative project within the historical, cultural, and tourist context in which the city of Mérida is immersed.
The city was founded on January 6, 1542, by the Spanish Francisco de Montejo el Mozo. It was built on the remains of the Mayan city called T’Ho,which was virtually uninhabited when the Europeans conquered the Yucatan Peninsula.
In 2000, the city was named American Capital of Culture by virtue of the boost it has given to cultural activities, being the first city to receive this distinction, which was once again awarded in 2017.
In 2011, the International Committee of the Banner of Peace granted the recognition of "City of Peace" to Mérida, due to its remarkable social security.
The center of Mérida keeps the colonial architecture of the city. It contains the oldest buildings in the city, including the first square where there is a central square, called "Plaza Grande" or "Main Park" in which is the Cathedral, the Government Palace, seat of the executive power of the State, and the Municipal Palace, seat of the Mérida City Council.
Belonging to the historic center area, the hotel is located at the Barrio de Santiago on Calle 59, this street is one of the oldest in the city, it was built in the 16th century as a simple dirt road. Sometime later, in the last decade of the seventeenth century, the Governor Lucas Gálvez formalized its design and since then important haciendas and quintas have been built and they are distinguishing until today.
The history said that during the seventeenth century the section of the street from 60 to 72 was called "Camino Real de Santiago" because of a temple, which no longer exists today, called La Sacra Familia, Jesús, María y José.
One of the emblematic moments of 59th Street was in the year 1865 when Princess Charlotte of Belgium visited the city with the intention of promoting and developing the cultivation and trade of henequen. To receive it, the Yucatecans dramatically decorated this street, filling it with flowers and garlands, decorating and embellishing this avenue to show their affection for the distinguished visitor.
Currently 59th Street is the site of the economic and cultural revival of the Santiago neighborhood. It is the avenue through Mérida receives all its visitors and, despite the passage of time, it continues promoting the development of the city, while remaining a valuable architectural bulwark.
In this environment, we erected our 13 rooms organized in three floors and a house of exquisite architecture.