Sleek Mexico City marvel with designer decor, a swanky pool scene and killer volcano views.
The flashy Distrito Capital hotel, located on the upper four floors of a skyscraper in Mexico City’s Santa Fe neighborhood, exudes a Jetson-ian vibe. The modern black-and-white lobby is scattered with midcentury furnishings and creative types chitchatting around a minimalist fireplace. Eero Saarinen’s tables stand aside Wim Rietveld’s angular chairs and under Verner Panton’s futuristic lamps. The 17 guestrooms and 13 suites offer a welcome respite from the city’s urban chaos. Each is framed by sharp black walls with huge panel windows to take in the views of the city’s 15 delegaciones (boroughs) and 250 colonias (neighborhoods). On clear days, wispy plumes from the Popocatépetl Volcano can be seen. Sleek bathrooms are fitted with deep tubs stocked with plentiful Acqua di Parma amenities and lined with charcoal and black tiles. On the main lobby level around 11 pm, the scene goes from Jetsons to Televisa, as throngs of soap opera actors and hipsters shimmy in to sip añejo mezcal with distinguished hotel guests (Madonna was one of the latest) along with the 43-foot-long lounge pool.
In the Area
Contrast Distrito’s contemporary design with the pre-Columbian artifacts at Museo Nacional de Antropología in Chapultepec Park. Sip single village mezcals at Heart of Maguey, a space that attributes exquisite tastes and desires for the people and culture of mezcal, then dine on shrimp-avocado flautas with chipotle emulsion and mashed cilantro at chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol. In Roma, discover vintage Mexican furniture at Chic by Accident, stocked full of prized pieces characteristic of Mexico City. Adventure seekers should explore the Pyramids of San Juan Teotihuacán, and hike up 211 feet to one of Mesoamerica’s largest pyramids.
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