The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City is a feast for the eyes, inside and out. Located in the Mexican capital’s Paseo de la Reforma neighborhood, where tall buildings corner Chapultepec Park (it’s kind of like CDMX’s Central Park, but bigger?), the hotel stands 58 stories into the sky.
Chapi Chapo Design decorated the hotel’s interior from head to toe. Their mission: to create a looking glass into Mexico City’s dynamic past, present, and future. Paying tribute to the city’s influential roots in the surrealist art movement, the hotel embraces how famed Mexican artists like Frida Kahlo, Gunther Gerzso, and Leonora Carrington celebrated breaking away from colonial influences. The hotel is replete with metals, mirrors, and glass: a way to reflect the exterior into the interior, a play on perspectives spawning a surrealist ethos. The neutral color palette breeds calm, shadows of smokey ash, deep blues, and metallic fibers throughout the hotel as a nod to Mexican storytelling and folklore.
The hotel’s 153 rooms exude debonair design: floor-to-ceiling windows & balconies offer views of the capital, ivory-hued marble lathers the bathroom, and dark blue tones pair exceptionally with swarthy wood, from furnishings to cabinetry.
Samos, the 38th-floor restaurant & bar, offers dining and cocktail-sipping with a view. The restaurant serves Mediterranean-style cuisine amidst a swanky setting (think glistening hues of onyx, glowing ornate accents, and angular furniture). Elect to dine on the outside terrace: barricaded by a transparent glass façade, it offers the best panoramic views in Mexico City—the edges of trendy La Condesa to the left, Castillo de Chapultepec in the center (a regal palace summited in the park), mountains encircling the metropolis in the far distance, and to the near right, the posh neighborhood of Polanco. Need some help ordering while here? We recommend the Nido, a delicate dessert sporting an airy mango plus passion-fruit mousse enveloped in white chocolate and cradled by a spun sugar nest.
When staying here, guests can also access several terraces, the indoor & outdoor pool, fully-equipped gym, and lavish spa, with its medley of rejuvenating treatments.