W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced that W Mexico City completed a multi-phase transformative renovation including the debut of the J BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS restaurant. The property is located in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood.
The renovation was led by New York-based designer Anurag Nema of Nemaworkshop in partnership with Starwood’s design team. Inspired by a masquerade, the renovation saw changes made to the guestrooms, Living Room Bar and meeting spaces.
Inspired by Mexico City itself, the hotel’s 237 guestrooms now have floor-to-ceiling imagery to showcase Mexico City and some of its most notable characters. Commissioned exclusively for the hotel, modern interpretations of the Azteca (Aztec), Luchador (Wrestler), Conquistador (Conqueror), Diva of the Mexican Cinema and Adelita (Women of the Mexican Revolution) are reflected in the imagery through the lens of Mexican artist Ivan Aguirre, accompanied by the styling of Annie Lask and featuring model Cristina Piccone.
Other elements include lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) bottle openers in the in-room mini bars; two-tiered coffee tables with mirrored bottom surface revealing art reflected from the panel above; and throw pillows that complement the wall art. There is also an over-bed infinity mirror installation in each guestroom with traditional Mexican crafts known as Alebrijes and toys suspended in the glass to create an optical illusion for guests.
W Mexico City’s Living Room (W’s lobby bar concept) has a hidden tequila bar that can serve up to eight guests at once.
W Mexico City’s renovation also marks the opening of J BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS, the latest restaurant concept from chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. The restaurant is the international debut of ThinkFoodGroup, based in Washington D.C., and the first restaurant by Chef Andrés at a W Hotel.
A new luxury spa concept and updated E-WOW Suite (W’s spin on the Presidential Suite) will round out W Mexico City’s transformative renovation later in 2016.