Fri, Feb 12, 2010
This hotel is built in the site where for decades stood the Hotel Del Prado, that used to be the center of social life in Mexico City until it suffered considerable damages during the 1985 earthquake that made it inhabitable, and was later demolished to give place to the Sheraton Centro Historico Hotel, and convention center.
The market addressed is eighty percent business and twenty percent tourism, and besides providing lodging services, it has a convention center with over 60,000 square feet, holding over 5000 people and offering services such as simultaneous translations, multimedia presentations, conference recording, stage and theatrical lighting, 3DFR sound systems, and wireless communications, among others.
In order to extend the business traveler’s stay over the weekend, a Fitness Center and Spa, leisure and lap pools, a cafeteria and garden were included. The 30,000.00 sqf garden overlooks the Alameda Park, surrounds the cafeteria, lap pool and paddle tennis court, and doubles as an open space for art exhibits.
The tower which holds the rooms rises from the garden, has an east-west orientation and in its top floor there is an executive lounge and suites providing special services for preferred guest, there is also a heliport in the rooftop.
Finishes selection was defined by their cost, efficiency, durability maintenance, reposition, and stock availability while staying within Starwood`s specifications and standards.
The film used to laminate the curtain glass provides UV protection as well as working as a thermo-acoustic insulation. Interior finishes in ballrooms, conference and exhibition spaces, and foyers require minimal maintenance.
Overall, the hotel stands as a new landmark in Mexico City providing top of the line services for business and leisure travelers along with the largest convention center inside a hotel in the city suited for any kind of event, fitted with the latest technology. All in the highest standards of design and functionality bringing back the so long missed socio-cultural gathering place Mexico City`s downtown demanded.
Project: Hotel Sheraton Spa & Roof Garden
Interior Design: Pascal Arquitectos – Carlos Pascal and Gerard Pascal
Address: Avenida Juarez 70, Colonia Centro, Mexico D.F.
Photographer: Jaime Navarro
Recognitions and Awards:
- Special Jury Recognition – Bienal de Interiorismo de Bellas Artes / Hotel Sheraton Centro Historico. Mexico City. September, 2003.
- National Award IMEI, Hotel Sheraton Centro Historico. Mexico City. December, 2003.
- 1996 Award Winner - AMDI – Premio Nacional de Interiorismo 2006, Ganador Categoria Turistico, Hotel Sheraton Centro Historico, July 2006.