January 1st, 2022 ( Financial Times ).- Feeling rather like a chic friend’s home – the aspiration of so many hotels with variations on that description – Casa Polanco soft-opens this month in Mexico City, in an early-20th-century neocolonial mansion previously home to a string of prominent Mexican families.
Architect Claudio Gantuz has designed a contemporary response adjacent to it, connected by an elegant wood and glass corridor, bringing the guest rooms to a total of 19. All of them face greenery: some the property’s interior garden, others the Parque Lincoln.
The four-year restoration maintained enough original architectural design to keep things feeling Old Mexico – tiles; antiques and maps; some seriously ornate plaster and stonework – while the low-slung Italian art and furnishings are all 21st-century CDMX.
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Source: Financial Times