Come and stay in the ‘best boutique hotel in Mexico City’, according to Forbes. This Spanish Revival-style mansion received an extensive renovation which catapulted its interiors into the 21st century while retaining a subtle nod to bygone eras. Santiago Toca – art critic and curator – was brought in to select works from Graciela Iturbide, Ricardo Mazal, Jordi Boldó and Roberto Polidori to sit above and between the antiques and accessories sourced from local antique stores and bazaars.
There are nineteen bedrooms to choose from – some with crown-moulded ceilings that would catch the eye of any well-to-do Chilango, and some with sliding glass doors onto roomy balconies. Finished with walnut wood floors, fine Egyptian cotton bed sheets and striking marble en suites, they’re a haven away from the bustle of Mexico City’s posh Polanco district. La Veranda is a must in the morning; serving gourmet breakfasts and flooded with natural light, it sits at the heart of the hotel and is the best way to start the day. For evening meals, we suggest heading out on foot to some of the city’s world-class restaurants across the street. Casa Polanco’s super-concierges will be happy to make a reservation for you.
Also within walking distance are sites like Chapultepec Park and Parque Lincoln – perfect for a morning jog – and the trendy neighbourhoods of Roma Norte and Condesa are nearby should you fancy visiting its eateries and shopping boutiques. End a busy day with a deep tissue massage at the hotel’s spa – which even covers jet lag therapy for long-haul visitors in need of rejuvenation.