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. His life story forms the basis for current Netflix series Narcos.
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.
He has since embarked on an ongoing project to overhaul the buildings and surrounding land into a five-star hotel, operated by Design Hotels.