From Mario Pani to mezcal: a tour by way of modern-day Mexico Metropolis

by Editors Staff

‘Mexico Metropolis is a phenomenon in which there’s room for all imaginations,’ wrote the novelist Carlos Fuentes. This oldest (1325AD), highest (2,240m) and largest (22 million inhabitants) metropolis in North America is filled with contradictions, query marks, and undoubtedly magic. Marfa-based arts and tradition writers Molly Mandell and James Burke, who referred to as the Mexican capital dwelling earlier than touchdown again simply north of the border, give a glimpse of its attract with a Mexico Metropolis tour that spans from a modernist visitor home to a compelling craft showroom, aware chilly plunging to mouthwatering eating.

Mexico Metropolis tour: the insider’s must-sees

Casa Pani visitor home

An exterior view of Casa Pani in Mexico Metropolis

(Picture credit score: Images: Molly Mandell and James Burke)

With its considerate particulars, intimate character and design-forward clientele, Casa Pani – the visitor home based by architect Miggi Hood, entrepreneur Marie Cazalaa and mezcal model proprietor Yola Jimenez – fills a much-needed hole within the metropolis’s lodging choices. Initially designed by the oft-overlooked modernist pioneer Mario Pani, the constructing has been thoughtfully up to date, with its architectural id intact. A brand new constructing on the rear, marked by a round staircase and a focus to pure mild, solely echoes Pani’s design language. ‘It’s near the whole lot however not slap bang within the cacophony and chaos of Roma and Condesa, nor the procuring district of Polanco,’ Hood says of the placement. In the identical spirit, the rooms ‘encourage interplay while additionally permitting for privateness’. With solely six suites and communal areas that embody dwelling and eating areas, a kitchen, and a dipping pool impressed by sculptor Valentine Schlegel, Casa Pani feels extra like somebody’s significantly tasteful dwelling. Facilities together with a complementary Oaxacan-style breakfast, in-room massages and an artwork concierge programme elevate the expertise. You’re prone to go away the lodge stuffed with inventive rejuvenation and higher but, with a contemporary set of associates.

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