Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced its latest addition of its luxury hotel to the portfolio of Luxury Collection Hotel to the Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. With the opening of the luxury hotel, Starwood’s aggressive expansion in Latin America continues. The company now boasts a total portfolio of 94 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 15 additional hotels in the pipeline set to open by 2017.
Las Alcobas is the latest edition of the Luxury Collection Hotel ideally located in the heart of Mexico City’s posh Polanco district. The hotel is in walking distance to numerous luxury boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, and close to the city’s leading attractions, such as Auditorio Nacional, the Modern Art Museum and the renowned Avenida Presidente Masaryk.
“With the debut of Las Alcobas, Mexico City is now the sixth city in the world to feature all three of Starwood’s luxury brands joining New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Bangkok and Bali,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St Regis and W Hotels Worldwide. “Boasting a portfolio of nearly 90 hotels around the world, The Luxury Collection offers discerning global explorers access to the most fascinating cities in the world, and we are thrilled to add this extraordinary asset in Mexico City to the brand’s growing portfolio.”
A former residence nestled in the sophisticated Polanco district, Las Alcobas features 35 luxuriously-appointed guest rooms and suites designed by the renowned interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg to reflect the rich cultural heritage of Mexico City and celebrate the city’s contemporary art and design. A dramatic spiral staircase anchors the hotel’s elegant lobby, while a series of intimate alcoves connotes a residential feel.
Each guestroom and suite features handmade rugs and original artwork by contemporary Mexican artists, which complements the leather paneled walls and sleek wood detailing. Custom-crafted closets adorn expansive walk-in dressing areas, which feature tall three-way mirrors; while spacious marble bathrooms are equipped with soothing rain showers and deep whirlpool bathtubs. Two-bedroom suites and three penthouse suites boast wrap-around terraces with unobstructed views of Mexico City and the citrus groves below, while presidential suite offers an indoor/outdoor fireplace and breathtaking city views.
Las Alcobas features signature restaurant Anatol, where acclaimed Chef Justin Ermini offers a variety of international dishes in a casual and chic atmosphere. Dulce Patria, adjacent to the hotel and also owned and operated by OPREM 390, captures the color of Mexico’s gastronomy scene with menu designed by Chef Martha Ortiz. Guests are welcome to experience the hotel’s signature Aurora Spa, offering private treatment areas and locally-inspired massage therapies and indigenous skin revitalization techniques, as well as a 24-hour fitness center equipped with cardio and weight training equipment. The hotel will also introduce the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests and promises the most discerning global travelers an extraordinary experience.