At the hotel's front entrance, an industrial-looking fountain greets guests. Booth explains, "We wanted to create a device that acted as a re-centering device as people come off the street. It functions to direct guests from the street to the front desk as they first enter the gate, instead of heading directly down a hall to the guest suites of the hotel. It was inspired by the great stone scuppers that you see casting rainwater off many of the roofs in San Miguel. . . We combined the scupper element with a beautiful rain chain that was inspired by a beautifully crafted chain we saw in Mexico City. . . it is a relaxing, gentle, cool welcome to the hotel guests."