Renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach designed the 16-room hotel, which celebrates Mexico’s acclaimed architecture, gastronomy and art
MEXICO CITY (August 24, 2023) – Colima 71 debuts, welcoming guests to its entirely new hotel experience steeped in Mexico City’s distinct creative spirit. Located on Colima Street in the bohemian-chic district of Colonia Roma Norte, the boutique hotel offers residentially-inspired living set against a backdrop of Mexico City’s unique architecture, vibrant community of artisans, and world-renowned gastronomy. Colima 71 artfully balances modern design and amenities with authentic Mexican hospitality, bringing forth a new era of hospitality in the increasingly-popular global destination.
“This is a very special project for Mexico City, and in particular, Colonia Roma Norte. At Colima 71, we wish to take our guests on an immersive journey through the neighborhood’s unique culture and lifestyle that begins as soon as they set foot in our hotel,” said Ana Ongay, managing director of Colima 71 Art Community Hotel. “We’re just minutes from the best restaurants in the city, the most inspiring art galleries, and eccentric artisan shops, all nestled among the destination’s historical architecture and natural beauty. We want to provide our guests with a comfortable, design-forward homebase and encourage them to explore the vibrant surrounding neighborhoods.”
Celebrated architectural team T.A.X. by Alberto Kalach designed the property, which is emblematic of Kalach’s design aesthetic. Kalach has designed and built a variety of projects, ranging from residential to cultural buildings, with a focus on integrating architecture with nature. Colima 71’s contemporary design effortlessly blends sharp lines and unyielding materials like metal and stone with Mexico City’s elegant, natural beauty; private balconies overlook the stunning interior courtyard, and the sunken lounge embodies an exclusive, moody ambiance while high windows allow natural light to flit across the space steadily throughout the day.
Interior design led by Nomah Studio and Karla Celerio creates a sophisticated atmosphere spotlighting Mexico City’s plethora of thought-provoking artists. Natural materials like marble and wood are paired with sumptuously curved furniture in rich fabrics like velvet and French tapestries, creating a luxurious home away from home. Other key installations include an amazing photography collection from contemporary artist Iñaki Bonilla, as well as a sculptural installation by Darío Escobar, made of bicycle tires, stainless steel and brass, cascading alongside the show-stopping glass and metal escalator and central staircase. Continuing through the courtyard, guests are welcomed by a latticework art installation designed by artist Sofía Taboas, a hollow steel structure emulating the art deco-style of the window grates found in the classic houses in Colonia Roma, as well as a cozy hand-carved fireplace perfect for enjoying a casual beverage with friends.
The 16 studios offer bespoke design with either floor-to-ceiling windows or private balconies overlooking bustling Colima Street or the hotel’s serene courtyard. Neutral tones and furnishings with clean, organic lines are juxtaposed by striking Mexican materials like marble, terrazzo and wood, creating distinctive, residentially-inspired spaces. All rooms feature a full kitchen as well as a dining area allowing travelers to feel at home in the space. Each studio also features a King sized bed outfitted with Portuguese bedding for a tranquil night’s sleep.
All guests can enjoy an exclusive “Morning Coffee” service where a Colima 71 barista hand delivers each guests’ preferred coffee or tea order directly to the room, along with pastries from nearby Panaderia Rosetta, one of Roma Norte’s most beloved panaderias. In-room amenities were hand crafted with a Yucatan honey producer, resulting in a nourishing artisan line of products that are also available for purchase.
Colima 71 encourages guests to enjoy its various public spaces. Mexico City is known for its specialty-coffee scene, which is on full display at the hotel’s all-day coffee bar. Featuring beans from La Concordia, Chiapas, guests can order drinks and small bites to enjoy in the courtyard, library, reading nooks, or in the comfortable working booths, an ideal hideaway for digital nomads. An Honesty Bar is also available, offering a top-tier selection of tequilas, mezcals and more. The front desk team is available 24/7 to guide travelers on an ideal itinerary through one of the most fascinating areas of Mexico City, right outside the hotel’s doors. Roma Norte is home to some of the best restaurants, art galleries, local stores, historic architecture and gastronomic richness in the area, and neighboring La Condesa, just blocks away, shares a similar charm and electric atmosphere.
The hotel is located at Colima 71, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México.