Ivan Quintanilla checks out the views from the rooftop pool at the Andaz Mexico City Condesa

From my rooftop roost at the Andaz Mexico City Condesa I can see the full urban expanse of Mexico City, a valley elevated some 7,000 feet in the sky, hemmed in by a mountainous horizon. It is a bird’s eye view like no other, in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods of CDMX, the popular abbreviation for Ciudad de México. 

La Condesa neighborhood has long been beckoning visitors to roam its Parisian-inspired boulevards, peruse its art galleries, and savor its sidewalk cafes. And now, with the opening of the Andaz Mexico City Condesa this year, one of the tallest buildings in the area, La Condesa has a new perfect perch for morningbirds and night owls alike. 

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The Andaz is housed in the historic i421 Live District, a 1961 Art-Deco/Modernist landmark by famed architect José Luis Benlliure Galán and now an official Mexico City Heritage Site. As such, much of the original design is preserved, including the mosaic-tile lobby floor and internal courtyard; while updated flourishes infuse bright colors into the relaxed luxury associated with the Andaz brand. One massive pop is the magenta entry escalator, which also happens to be the Pantone 2023 Color of the Year (Viva Magenta 18-1750), announced just weeks before the hotel’s grand opening in January. Some mastermind on the Andaz design team was way ahead of the curve…

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