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For the past year, W Hotels in North America have been unveiling new looks, ditching the dark and/or minimalist vibes favored in the early aughts and replacing them with more thoughtful – and simply more fun – looks. We showed you how this was done at the W Montreal back in October. Now, here are 5 things to love about the W Mexico City’s new and improved look, which borrows heavily from Mexico’s Lucha Libre pro wrestling culture.

1. Mask Seats



Immediately when you enter the lobby, you’ll see four giant white masks sitting in front of an inverted glass pyramid with neon hearts. You can actually sit in these masks. They make for great #selfie opps too.

2. Infinity Mirrors above the Bed


A fun touch above the beds in the renovated guest rooms are the infinity mirrors inhabited by colorful characters. (Sadly, the hammock swings are gone from the bathrooms.)

3. Best Table at J by Jose Andres


The best table in José Andrés’ casual restaurant is obviously the foosball table. 

4. Outdoor Terrace


Make plans for Sunday brunch at J by José Andrés on the colorful terrace overlooking the chic Polanco neighborhood.

5. Bar in the Lobby Bathroom


Yes, there’s a small tequila bar in the unisex lobby bathroom. If you’re not a tequila drinker, then head to the lobby bar for some properly mixed drinks.

BONUS: Temazcal


And one thing that remains unchanged? The temazcal in the spa. This is an ancient Mayan steam bath experience, a rare spa feature to find in the city. The rest of the spa is actually undergoing some light work of its own, but should be all glammed up before August is out.

[Photos of the lobby, the outdoor terrace, and the bathroom bar: W Mexico City; All others: Juliana Shallcross/LE Miami]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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