Before Honza and I could recuperate from an extremely successful grand opening of Hacienda Amarte, our next guests arrived. Holly had recently made the permanent move from Canada to Merida with her 2 Labradors, Kiefer and Buddy, and she would be attending a wedding with her son Adam, so she was very happy to have found not only a dog friendly hotel, but also one with dog lovers who could babysit them for the day.
As soon as they had arrived we found out that Adam is a professional singer and has a deep baritone voice. We decided to have lunch at restaurant Hacienda Amarte the following day and after lunch we would create an improvised concert with Adam behind the grand piano. They would bring 3 relatives who had attended the wedding as well. Together with the 4 Czech friends of Honza who were visiting Playa we would have a nice lunch table under the palapa; a familiar situation for Honza and me, but a new one now working at Hacienda Amarte, because they were all paying customers.
It was a long time ago that Honza and I had waited tables, but within this relaxed atmosphere it was actually fun. Different cultures met, many different languages were spoken, and many loud laughs were shared; exactly the spirit we had in mind for lunches under this little palapa.
Chef Mex and Chef Canek were applauded for their talent to touch our guests’ taste buts in such exquisite way. Before we moved inside the restaurant, they all received a tour of our holistic spa and temple Itzamara and they were in complete awe. With this emotion we ended our tour in the restaurant so Adam and I could touch their ear buts. I was completely blown away by Adam’s warm, deep voice. What a talent!
I sang my favorite 3 Mexican Boleros, and Adam applauded with most passion.
And then he played and sang a little more and then I sang my favorite Sister song. Even Adam’s mother knew the origins of that song!
We had to break off the concert, because some of our guests had to return to their hotel to babysit grand children, else we would have continued for a while longer. We were all so delighted with this outburst of creative energy; it was simply so heart warming to witness our dream come true: creating a cultural and spiritual center.
“This was the highlight of my trip!”
Honza and I have heard this sentence before during our professional career as innkeepers of Hacienda El Sol, but this was the 1st time we heard it while working for ‘El Arcitecto’ at Hacienda Amarte.
We received the most beautiful review from them.