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February 13, 2010

Las Alcobas Opens In Mexico City

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

MEXICO, D.F. – Mexico City’s newest and most stylish small luxury hotel, Las Alcobas has officially opened its doors in the capital’s posh Polanco district. The intimate 35-room, seven-story property was custom-crafted by acclaimed interior design duo Yabu Pushelberg to reflect the property’s namesake – “the alcoves” in Spanish – and expresses a modern sensibility, infused with warmth and texture. Also included in the hotel are two innovative dining experiences, Barroco and Dulce Patria, headed by Mexico City’s celebrated Chef Martha Ortiz (of Águile y Sol fame), and the Aurora Spa at Las Alcobas, offering unique treatments reflective of Mexico’s ancient healing traditions.

A testament to the hotel’s award-winning design, Las Alcobas was recently awarded the highest accolade in the “Best City Hotel” category at the prestigious Interior Design Gold Key Awards.

“The Las Alcobas’ concept – intimate spaces that magnify the comforts of home – is new for Mexico City,” says Samuel Leizorek, managing partner of Las Alcobas. “With an opening aptly timed to welcome the return of business and leisure travel to Mexico, Las Alcobas is refining the art of hospitality in Mexico City with a personalized guest experience proving to be well worth the wait.”

Travelers seeking solace from the bustling city will delight in Las Alcobas’ extreme attention to privacy and seclusion, its design-savvy furnishings and residential layout. All 35 fashionable guestrooms, including the two-bedroom suite and three penthouse suites featuring wraparound terraces, have been constructed from the finest materials: white goose-down bedding; hand-knotted rugs that add to the sense of locale, as does original artwork by contemporary Mexican artists; and all-marble, spa bathrooms with soothing rain showers and whirlpool tubs. State-of-the-art technology is available in every room – LCD flat screen televisions, surround-sound CD and DVD home theatre systems by BOSE, wireless high-speed Internet, and multi-line telephones with voicemail and data line capabilities – as are centralized controls to facilitate guests’ interaction with lights, audio systems and hotel services.

Playing off of Mexico’s vibrancy and spirit in its diversity, Aurora Spa at Las Alcobas offers guests an experience alive with rich history, culture and luxurious personal attention. The cozy, well-appointed spa facilities provide an exquisite space in which to experience unique treatments featuring some of Mexico’s most highly revered natural resources. Signature treatments have been created with medical contributions that pay homage to Mexico’s traditions. In room spa services are also available.

Completing the guest experience, Las Alcobas houses two authentic yet modern dining venues, set to open in spring 2010. Developed by acclaimed local Chef Martha Ortiz, the 50-seat fine-dining Barroco restaurant will offer flavorful fare made from the freshest produce, in addition to a full room-service menu. Chef Ortiz will also oversee the menu at Dulce Patria, where traditional and festive Mexican favorites are transformed into contemporary taste sensations. This ultra-chic cantina will play host to 90 diners amid gardens in a theatrical urban setting.

www.lasalcobas.com

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