Pablo Escobar’s Tulum Mansion Becomes Art-filled Boutique Hotel
A prominent art dealer has turned an estate once owned by infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar into luxury accommodation filled with items from his collection.
Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca was renovated and turned into a hotel by New York-based Lio Malca – who deals contemporary works by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kaws.
The property was abandoned after Escobar – the world’s wealthiest-ever drug lord, who built and acquired many properties for himself across the Americas – died in 1993.
The villa was rediscovered in 2003 and returned to its original owner, before Malca stumbled upon the mansion in 2012 and bought it soon after.
Tulum is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, known as the Riviera Maya.
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