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We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our series, What is This?, is devoted to odd-looking items in hotels that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.
We saw a friend Facebook a picture of her bathroom at the trendy W Mexico City and we were all like, WHAT. IS. THIS. So we went over to the W's website and found out that yes, there is a hammock suspended over the bathtub. Here's how the folks at the Doble Ve describe it:
Zone, suspended over the bath area in the silken hammockover the warm (or cooling) bathtub in the silken hammock.
Did you get that it's a silken hammock? Anyways, we're all for adventurous design but we are just imagining all sorts of difficulties climbing into this hammock. And we'd be naked, yes? That wouldn't be pretty. That said, we'd be willing to give it a try--before we had any tequila. Alcohol and hammocks over bathtubs do not mix. At all.
Wanna give it a go? Rates at the W Mexico City start at just $189USD for a Spectacular room.
[Photo: W Mexico City/Facebook]
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We've been geeking out over some high-tech amenities found in hotels such as 3DTVs, Mac minis and iPads but travel writer Peter Frank encountered some lo-fi amenities during a recent hotel stay in Mexico City that are just as geeky--desk supplies!
He writes of the amenities at the Las Alcobas, a new luxury hotel:
Open the desk drawer and, lo and behold, you'll find a small collection of useful office supplies: paper clips, rubber bands, tape, a glue stick, even a tiny stapler. The other drawer contained a cute little puzzle map of Mexico.
A HotelChatter tipster tells us about the 32 room Hotel Habita in Mexico City:
Just got back from a two-night stay, despite its merits not sure I'd return.
What's good: Location in Polanco, boutiques, restaurants, close to many business addresses. Comfortable bed; sufficient desk space. The rooms feel uncluttered. Friendly service. Free access to PC (1) in business center. My room service club sandwich was awesome.
What's great: without a doubt the rooftop bar, the best place to be in the hotel
Uncomfortable: lighting is too bright in the rooms - impossible to create anything like a relaxed atmosphere, soundproofing is insufficient and if the noise from the street doesn't get to you the noise from the bar will (unless you are up there yourself which may not be practical if you have an early breakfast meeting). Tiny lobby space hidden away in a back corner of the ground floor. Awfully slow PC in business center.
Lenny Kravitz and his entourage headed down to Mexico City to stay at the W Hotel in the trendy Polanco district.
We have mentioned Hotel Habita in this space before, however, with all the recent Mexico City chatter, we wanted to make sure we brought Habita to the forefront again.
A recent Habita visitor had this to say:
It's a nice hotel, but it felt a little bit like a gay nightclub. It's very masculine, there were very few women staying there, and the design and electronica music make it feel like you're in a disco rather than a hotel.
Well, Habita is Wallpaper* Navigator's #1 recommended hotel in Mexico City, and it is the big bother hotel to the new Condesa DF.
Wallpaper* recommends a room on the third floor, where they say you won't hear the noise. We would grab a room on the third floor, head to the rooftop pool and order a shrimp taco. After washing down our taco with a margarita, or two, we are sure any potential unwanted noise would naturally dissipate--and we could fall asleep in peace in a rooftop lounge chair.