when the w mexico city opened in 2003, it was one of the hotel brand's first ventures outside of the u.s., taking the mexican capital by storm with its forward design and sleek interiors. standing 25 storeys tall and featuring 237 guestrooms and suites, the property immediately became a preferred social hub for visitors and the polanco neighbourhood's well-heeled denizens alike. fast forward to 2015, and mexico city's lifestyle infrastructure a dramatic growth and sophisticated diversification, especially in retail and hospitality. to keep abreast with the developments of late, w mexico city has embarked on a very ambitious renovation plan that has seen a striking transformation of its public spaces.
new york-based practice nemaworkshop created a colour-infused design based on the concept of masquerade, and which explores both the visible and the invisible. a central focal point in the redesign is the living room, w hotels' forward version of the traditional hotel lobby, and the adjacent w living room bar. both areas now feature a crafty series of settings within settings, both grand and intimate, allowing patrons to mingle and retreat on a whim's notice. the decor is vibrant and seemingly changes rhythm everywhere you turn, thanks to an ingeniously concocted mix of materials, colour and light.
a newly created dj booth will be manned by resident deejays from wednesdays to saturdays, adding up to the venue's regained party vibe. and the renewal isn't just a cosmetic touch-up, no sir! reflecting w hotels' carefully managed high-cocktail culture and given the property's objective to once again play a pivotal role in mexico city's effervescent nightlife scene, the menu has been thoroughly revised, and now features a string of signature options that make your tastebuds pop. additionally, staff are clad in avant-garde designs by mexican fashion designer alexia ulibarri. location: calle campos elíseos 252 [polanco].
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