Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Interior spaces

Distrito Capital Hotel, Mexico City

Surprising interiors, dazzling panoramic views and double-height ceilings are a few of the eye-catching highlights of Distrito Capital Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico.

Located in the highest area of Mexico City –the skyscraper district of Santa Fe– this hotel is a statement of how cool Mexico’s capital has become in recent years.

For me, the bar is the clincher.  Impeccably simple and well designed by the acclaimed French architect Joseph Dirand the bar is faultless in its design.

White marble, black lacquer and grey paints combine with simple furniture shapes that are signature for Dirand and you can’t help but love the simplicity of it all. It seems to shield you from your busy thoughts.

Reviews on the hotel are mixed but mostly positive and always complementary of the design.  If in town give it a go.


Anthony Spon-Smith

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