The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company today announced plans for a 170-room hotel, and 185 luxury adjoining condominium units to be located in the commercial and cultural heart of Mexico's capital city at the symbolic Ángel de la Independencia monument, on the most important avenue in the city, Reforma Centro.
Scheduled for a late 2010 opening, The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City is the first mixed-use project in the capital city and will be the second location in the country for the award-winning company which also operates a resort in Cancun, winner of Mexico's National Quality Award.
In conjunction with leading Mexican developers Grupo Questro, Pulso Inmobiliario, and MF, the mixed-use development will bring a new level of elegance in accommodations and lodging to business and leisure travelers to the city which has become the financial center of Latin America. "We have been searching for the perfect location in Mexico City for several years now to locate a hotel and residential complex," said Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. "This site offers everything hotel guests and owners of The Residences could want—a prime business location, stylish and contemporary design, and the cache of the most desirable address in beautiful Mexico City," he added.
The international architectural firm of Kaplan McLauglin Diaz (KMD) is designing a modern structure for the hotel and The Residences, which will range from one to three bedrooms. Wilson Associates will lead the interior design project, to include state-of-the-art features and spacious kitchens outfitted with the finest materials for gracious living. Residences owners will have their own lounge, screening room, billiard room, fitness center and private elevators to each floor.
In addition, they will be able to select from a menu of services and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City including housekeeping, valet, concierge and in-room dining.
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will soon open a sales office to showcase diverse floor plans for its luxury units.
The luxury landmark hotel will feature three restaurants, a spa and fitness center with indoor-outdoor pool commanding an entire floor, fully equipped business center and significant meeting space to make it the first choice of groups planning conferences and individuals hosting special events, including lavish weddings and social occasions. Guestrooms and suites will blend contemporary design with the most up-to-date technological enhancements, including wireless access and flat screen televisions.
Views to historic Chapultepec Park and Castle and El Ángel will abound from several vantage points within a modern structure that incorporates glass windows on every floor. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will check-in on the third floor, which features a restaurant, lounge and large terrace overlooking El Ángel.
Two ballrooms, pre-function space, two meeting rooms and a boardroom will have views to the Angel monument on the hotel's second floor. The building's first floor will include two restaurants and a fully equipped business center.
The Residence at The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will offer a five-star caliber living experience for those who seek exclusivity, luxury and comfort.