Mexico City, Mexico
Effortlessly cool and housed within a beautiful blue-fronted, French-style building, La Valise fits in perfectly with the hip ethos of its surroundings in the trendy district of Roma, Mexico City's equivalent to Shoreditch or Williamsburg.
At a Glance
Beautiful boutique property with just three spacious and luxurious suites, each with its own unique character
Housed in a charming French colonial-style building providing a warm and homely atmosphere
Located in the heart of the leafy Colonia Roma district with contemporary galleries, independent boutiques and fantastic dining
Surrounded by the leafy streets of Colonia Roma, La Valise is an intimate boutique hotel boasting just three suites, each spacious and stylish, the character of each completely unique. The atmosphere is homely, with an eclectic decor creating a fun and welcoming space in which to relax. Mexican accents compliment the modern decor perfectly and the latest in modern technology can be found throughout, including Apple TV, high-speed WiFi and fantastic soundsystems with both iPod and mp3 connection.
The streets of Colonia Roma are abuzz both day and night with Mexico City's bohemian crowd, bustling around independent boutiques, art galleries, pavement cafes and vibrant bars serving large collections of the country's finest mezcals, sotols and tequilas (all delicious and sweet agave based spirits).
On-site there is an award-winning restaurant which takes heavy influence from Italian cuisine, utilising fresh and seasonal Mexican produce to create some truly tempting contemporary dishes. Guests at La Valise can call down from there room to place their order ahead of arrival to avoid waiting around. Dining options nearby are plentiful and varied and the picturesque streets are perfect for a gentle stroll, with access to the historical center easy and a short drive away.
There are just three luxurious suites at La Valise, each of which is completely unique. They are spacious and furnished with luxurious detailing, each providing the latest modern technology to ensure comfort. All come fully equipped with air-conditioning, Apple TV, Mp3/iPod soundsystem, Nespresso machine and tea making facilities. Complimentary WiFI is available throughout.
El Patio Suite combines modern design with a European edge, making the most of the natural light which floods in from the patio. The bathroom is contemporary and detailing is luxurious throughout from the plush king size bed and Egyptian cotton bedding to the velvet sofa, Nespresso machine and Apple TV. Measures 93sqm.
The beautiful wooden floors and white walls are complemented by colorful accents and dark rich tones from the leather backed shelving to the luxurious velvet sofa. A large fibreglass moon separates the living space from the bedroom.
Situated right at the top of La Valise is La Terraza suite with its unique indoor/outdoor concept. The king size bed rolls easily out onto the terrace for admiring the night sky or curling up in front of the stars and a movie in complete privacy.
Establishing itself as one of Latin America's top restaurants, on site Rosetta produces a tempting menu of contemporary dishes using seasonal ingredients, heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. Guests at La Valise can place their order ahead from the comfort of their suite.
Mexico City is the focus of Mexico’s political, cultural and economic life. The city provides an eclectic mix of modern glass and steel structures and the colonial architecture of the past and visitors will find 75 museums and 10 archaeological zones. Mexico City’s historical center, designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, encompasses more than 1,400 historic structures, including the Templo Mayor (Great Temple of the Aztecs), as well as private mansions and civic and religious buildings.
Visit the southern neighborhoods for an insight into Frida Kahlo's tragic life and observe intricate murals by Diego Rivera. The nearby ruins at Teotihuacan make for an unmissable day trip or fantastic stop on route to explore Mexico's colonial highlands.
Location & Directions
Mexico City, Mexico
La Valise is located on Calle Tonala, in the heart of Mexico City's Colonia Roma, a hip district with a number of cool restaurants and galleries, within easy reach of the Auditorio Nacional, the Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park, and Castillo de Chapultepec.
When to go
At this altitude (2240m above sea level), Mexico City rarely gets too hot therefore can be enjoyed at any time of year. The hotter months of May and June, and the rainy season (June-September), when the capital experiences a downpour most afternoons may want to be avoided. Pollution is in maximum effect in the hot, dry season of spring, from late February to early May. Busy times include the MACO Contemporary Arts Festival (April), the Pride march (late June), the Cake Festival (August) and Fashion Week (October).