Soaring, floor-to-ceiling mirrors flank the king-size bed in my Grand Deluxe Room at the St. Regis Mexico City. The toss cushions and upholstered panel above the headboard are in a smoky violet that's been one of my major colour crushes for the past few years. Underfoot, embossed vines are a chic (yet subtle) detail on the mushroom-coloured broadloom. Photography by Brett Walther.
The little office niche opposite the bed boasts some rather handsome blond-wood paneling. Not a bad spot to hammer out an email or two. Photography by Brett Walther.
This pea-green velvet sectional turns a dead corner into a cozy space for entertaining. A fab perch for taking in Mexico City's truly spectacular sunsets. And just check out those stunning quatrefoil fretwork panels--just wide enough to conceal the blackout drapes when they're drawn open. Photography by Brett Walther.
Seriously--check out that sunset! Photography by Brett Walther.
Killer sconces and wraparound marble aren't even the best part of the bathroom. That distinction goes to the vanity mirror, with is integrated television. For reals. If you squint, you can *just* make it out--it's that little grey square in the mirror above the tissue boxes. Photography by Brett Walther.
The pretty quatrefoil motif from the bedroom's fretwork panels is repeated at the bathroom's threshhold in these twin frosted glass panels. The W/C is through the door on the right, and the shower is off to the left. Photography by Brett Walther.
The patio at Diana, the hotel restaurant, overlooks the fountain at Paseo de la Reforma—topped, appropriately, with a sculpture of Diana herself. Photography by Brett Walther.If you go: * Rooms at St. Regis Mexico City start at about $270 a night. * Each room offers access to St. Regis' butler service. (Very handy for laundry, particularly after you've spent the entire afternoon trapped in a sweaty cab.) * The hotel is located on Paseo de la Reforma—a major boulevard that links some of Mexico City's must-see tourist attractions, including Chapultepec Park and the Zocalo: the main city square that boasts the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Templo Mayor. Follow me on Twitter!