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Best New Spots in Mexico City: Where to Stay and Shop

Here Whitewall shares where to stay and shop in Mexico City this winter, from embarking on the timeless sophistication of The St. Regis Mexico City, to journeying through the beguiling, secret garden of Xinú perfumes.

Erica Silverman

12 February 2024

If you’re in town exploring the treasures of Mexico City Art Week, Whitewall recommends making time for revitalizing visits to premier hotels and shops.

The St. Regis Mexico City

St Regis Mexico City

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Situated in lively Colonia Cuauhtémoc, The St. Regis Mexico City unfolds as an uber-stylish yet family-friendly destination. A sweeping 31 stories above street level, timeless sophistication meets contemporary prowess, highlighting the radiant culture of the multi-faceted, historic city. Legendary butler service offers bespoke hospitality throughout tranquil rooms and suites which boast sumptuous neutral tones. Floor-to-ceiling windows immerse visitors in the warmth of sunlight glistening through the city skyline, with meticulously chosen tactile materials and ambient lighting setting the scene for a supremely memorable stay. Seven diverse dining options allow for an array of delectable experiences. Diana Restaurant offers prime views of the illustrious Diana the Huntress fountain, serving beloved Mexican dishes sparkling with modern innovation. La Table Krug takes French fine dining to ravishing new heights, creating opulent 8-course dining menus, paired with Krug champagne if so desired, in an eye-catching interior of gray, garnet, and gold.

Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the Caroline Astor Garden Suite, specially curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga during the 20th anniversary of ZsONAMACO.

Best New Spots in Mexico City: Casa Polanco

Casa Polanco, Mexico City

Courtesy of Casa Polanco.

As a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World and the HAMAK Hotels Collection, Casa Polanco was unveiled in June 2022 as a 5-star luxury villa combined with the peaceful serenity of staying at a lifelong friend’s abode. With mother nature’s bounty just steps away in mesmeric Lincoln Park, the historic manor is brimming with an elegant fusion of Californian and Spanish colonial revival architecture. After a highly-detailed 4-year restoration process, the 19-suite property shines with private terraces, a chic breakfast room, and a nourishing Spa cabin. A myriad of heavenly white-washed suites are enhanced with individual living and working spaces, making way for a holistic experience for mind, body, and soul. A private collection of expressive artworks immerse visitors in the playfulness of Jordi Boldó, the abstract gems of Ricado Pinto, and the enchanting photography of Graciela Itubide. The in-house gym is embellished with broad windows for glorious views of lush treetops, while the cocktail terrace invites guests to gather on the wooden deck and toast to everyday joys.

Whitewaller recommends: Basking in the glow of the restful Library, where luxurious walnut furniture by Héctor Esrawe provides the ultimate space for reading and taking in iconic photographs by Robert Polidori.

Xinú

Xinú Mexico City

Courtesy of Xinú.

Within the prestigious Polanco district of Mexico City, Xinú invites visitors into a beguiling, secret garden, where an inspired range of perfumes, skincare, and home scents tantalize the senses. Energized by the verdant environments found throughout Mexico’s diverse regions, pristine raw materials are infused into biologically safe and indulgent products. Behold the naturalist’s table, a cinematic display of organic and hand-crafted objects which evoke the brand’s all-encompassing journey from the great outdoors to the vivacious enhancement of bare skin. Otherworldly vessels of blown glass and minimalist wood lids embrace Xinú’s lavish scents, which may find new life as a delicate vase or meditative treasure. Aguamadera is a sparkling and diaphanous masterpiece of agave, green lime, guaiac wood, and cedar wood, deftly exploring an innovative mezcal theme with vivid moments of salt and sea air. The glow of smoky mesquite woods and powdery Mexican vanilla beans elevates Copāla to sensual proportions, imparting a mystical fantasy shaped by nimble pink pepper and golden copal.

Whitewaller recommends: Gifting Xinú’s handmade ceramic candles, a spirited fusion of time-honored craftsmanship by Cerámica Suro and a transformational olfactory encounter.

Best New Spots in Mexico City: For All Folks

For All Folks Mexico City

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Made in Mexico, the forward-thinking skin-care brand For All Folks fully embraces a pure and fluid approach to the many facets of modern self-care. With a central focus on the radiant benefits of calendula, enhanced by a parade of sumptuous extracts and essential oils, a myriad of enlightening products are offered to promote individual well-being. With a vibrant manifesto of gender neutrality, sexual liberty, and fair commerce, For All Folks ushers in the next era of practical and creative cosmetics. Within an ethereal and minimalist space, the brand’s Mexico City outpost invites visitors on a luxurious journey through decadent face and body washes, masks, lotions, creams, and perfumes. A tranquil ambiance of warm candlelight displays earthy-hued tiers of beloved products and testing stations. An anti-aging gold mask with kaolin clay and echinacea smooths and softens with a satisfying ylang ylang fragrance. For sensitive skin, the must-have super booster accelerates cell regeneration by way of nourishing jojoba and evening primrose.

Whitewaller recommends: Experiencing the lush Ginger and Vetiver perfume, an olfactory symphony embellished with bergamot, orange blossom absolute, and cedar.

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