It is said “fate loves the fearless” and if that is so than it is never more true than for the owners of Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez. Adventurous of spirit and authentic of heart, they met by chance if one believes in coincidence. In theory it sounds like good old-fashioned romantic cinema —a wayfaring, globetrotting couple who start working at The Plaza Athenee Hotel on the same day, become fast friends and discover they both want to open their own hotel.
One might say both Angie and Alexis were headed for hospitality if one believes in such things being destined or fated. In Alexis Schärer’s case, he grew up in the hotels his father ran and later the same career choice took him to London, Mallorca, and St. Moritz, amongst others. Mexican-born Angie Rodriguez studied hotel management too but also tried her hand at photography, jewelry design, and painting. With their combined sensibilities and experience a passion project unpetaled and bloomed into Hotel La Semilla, very fittingly, Spanish for “seed.”
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Hotel La Semilla is just over a mile from Playa del Carmen’s ADO International Bus Station, and about an hour’s drive from Cancún International Airport (CUN).