Mexico City’s newest hotel: Andaz Mexico City Condesa has eclectic amenities

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The stylish Andaz Mexico City Condesa will open in December 2022. Located in the La Condesa neighborhood of the capital, it is the first urban Andaz property in the country and Andaz’s second in Mexico. Music lovers and dog lovers in particular will be impressed by the hotel’s amenities.

Andaz Mexico City Condesa

The new hotel has 213 rooms, 13 of which are suites, in a 17-story building with a rooftop restaurant and swimming pool – it is one of the tallest rooftop pools in Mexico City. In the Conjunto Aristos complex, a renovated heritage site designed by José Luis Benlliure Galán, the hotel is expected to open in December 2022. Stays can be booked from January 18, 2023 and beyond.

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The style of Andaz Mexico City Condesa was influenced by another famous Mexican architect (and engineer) Luis Barragán, whose house nearby has been converted into a museum. Most of the hotel’s rooms are 100 square meters in size and are decorated in gray and white with pink accents, echoing Barragán’s use of shade and color. Suites range from 592 to 667 square feet, some with an outdoor deck overlooking La Condesa. The largest executive suite is 926 square meters in size.

Guests at Andaz Mexico City Condesa have an unusual amenity – in-room record players – and can borrow vinyl from the record library in the lobby.

Common area includes the rooftop Cabuya restaurant on the 17th floor, the ideal place to feast on Mexican specialties from Baja and the Yucatan. The 17th floor also has a rooftop pool. On the ground floor is Derba Matcha Café serving specialty coffee and tea. The hotel also has extensive meeting and event space.

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Another unusual facility in Andaz Mexico City Condesa is the Wooftop Bar. It is a pet-friendly space with an indoor and outdoor beer garden and a members-only dog ​​park. Pets and owners can hang out together and have a drink (yes, the menu for humans is more extensive than that for the puppies, er, loose peros).

Hotels and resorts in Andazu

Andaz’s first property in Mexico was Andaz Mayakoba on a white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, on the mainland opposite the island of Cozumel. Like Andaz Mexico City Condesa, it is a dog-friendly hotel.

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Andaz Hotels and Resorts is a luxury and boutique brand, part of Hyatt’s Boundless Collection. “Andaz” is a Hindi word meaning “personal style” and Andaz strives to make their properties unique with their own distinctive personality which is based not only on the culture of the country and city they are in but also of the neighbourhood.

There are currently 25 Andaz properties around the world. For example, in the capital of Canada you will find Andaz Ottawa Byward Market. There are also Andaz properties in five US states, in Mexico and Costa Rica, in five European countries, both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as several Asian countries.

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Other Andaz properties opening soon include Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach in mainland Thailand southeast of Bangkok (with reservations starting February 1, 2023), Andaz Doha in Qatar and Andaz Palm Springs in California.

The La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City

Known as an artistic neighborhood, La Condesa is often referred to as Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhood. It is next to the more famous Roma neighborhood, and the two are referred to together as a barrio magico turistico, a magical tourist area. La Condesa is characterized by Art Deco architecture, excellent restaurants, from fine dining to first class street food, art galleries and boutiques, as well as the 22-acre Parque México (which is also very popular with local dogs and their owners).

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The area is one of the greenest parts of Mexico City. In addition to the pergolas and walkways in the wooded Parque México, Avenida Amsterdam has a former horse trail that has been transformed into a wooded walkway, and the shady Parque España has fountains, sculptures and street art.

Just outside La Condesa is the oldest and one of the largest parks in all of Latin America: Parque Chapultepec. It is twice the size of Central Park in New York City and has approximately 1,700 acres of green space. Mexico’s ancient and more current history is on display here, from the ruins of an ancient Aztec aqueduct and baths to a fountain and mural by Diego Rivera. The park also has nine museums, a botanical garden, and a zoo.

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Be sure to visit the nearby Chapultepec Castle and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casa Luis Barragán. Once the home of Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota, Chapultepec Castle has some of the best views in Mexico City. Much of the building is now the Museo Nacional de Historia. Casa Luis Barragán, the former home of the famed architect, has interiors that encompass his trademark mastery of light, shadow, form, color and texture – which you will already know from your stay in Andaz Mexico City Condesa.