Rising 58 stories above Mexico City’s glittering skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City represents a looking glass into Mexico City’s enchanting past, present, and future. Paying homage to the city’s profound influence on the surrealist art movement, the hotel embraces the way famed Mexican artists like Frida Kahlo, Gunther Gerzso and Leonora Carrington celebrated their indigenous roots and broke away from colonial influences.
It was in Mexico, in the 1930s and ’40s, that Surrealism’s scope expanded and diversified. Inspired by the Mexicanidad movement, which saw Mexican artists celebrating their indigenous roots in a rejection of colonial influence, its artists made some of their most mind-bending, visionary work. Like many of these artists who drew from sources that unlocked buried instincts and emotions, Chapi Chapo Design’s modern interior design rejects colonial influence and traditional forms of Mexican art and design.
“The modern glass skyscraper’s extraordinary floor-to-ceiling windows inspired the hotel’s interior design journey to begin. The hotel’s breathtaking panoramic views, from floors 37 to 47, invite guests to uncover Mexico City’s rich history, sparking curiosity and a desire to explore this city’s magical culture and to meet the people who call it home.” – Tatiana Sheveleva, Partner
Storytelling, folklore and superstitions are strongly embedded in Mexican culture, which come alive at The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City. In ancient Mexican culture, smoke was present in their most sacred ceremonies as an element that cleansed and renewed. Shades of smokey ash and deep blues are woven throughout the hotel while metallic fibres journey between the carpet of each hallway and corridor allowing the spirits to pass through and greet each guest. This concept offers respect to Tezcatlipoca (Aztec God of Night and Smoking Mirrors) and Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which celebrates and welcomes back the spirits of loved ones who have passed.