Set in Mexico City downtown's vibrant Cuauhtémoc neighbourhood, Hotel Carlota is set in the shell of the iconic 1970s Hotel Jardín Amazonas. The remodelled boutique hotel retains a gritty edge, taking its indoors-outdoors motel vibe from its former life which includes an intermittent façade of rough concrete blocks. Interiors include original furnishings rooted in age-old manufacturing techniques.
Rooms feature concrete and wood, and bright accents with Aztec-influenced textiles echoing the ‘concrete jungle vs Mexican heritage’ culture clash that defines Mexico City. Room facilities include air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, a (laptop) safe and a bathroom with shower. Some rooms have a balcony or a terrace overlooking the swimming pool.
The communal areas follow an open plan with a bar, and restaurant surrounding the central year-round outdoor swimming pool. At the restaurant space, chefs Joaquin Cardoso and Sofía Cortina serve up Mexican treats like huevos rancheros, pork cheeks and mole dulce. A Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) is available.
24-hour front desk.
• 35 rooms
• Hotel opened: June 2015
• Architecture: Javier Sánchez
• Interior Design: Javier Sánchez, Ignacio Cadena, Jorge Madahuaren
• Bathroom Amenities: L'Occitane
• Paseo de la Reforma: 100 metres
• United States Embassy: 400 metres
• Reforma 222 Shopping Center: 500 metres
• Angel of Independence Monument: 800 metres
• Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin: 1 km
• Zona Rosa: 1 km
• Benito Juárez Airport: 9.5 km