03/06/20

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

We had the wonderful opportunity to visit the newest Sofitel property in the heart of Mexico City. Sofitel Mexico City Reforma is the first luxury hotel to open up in CDMX in over a decade.  We were lucky enough to be cozied up in a Junior Suite overlooking the Angel de la Independencia and the rest of beautiful Reforma. Views were absolutely insane, and you get the first glimpse of that 14 floors up in the beautiful lobby where you’re greeted with a cold towel, and a small sipping chocolate made up of a mix of pure cacao from Oaxaca and some sort of coconut cream. YUM. This kicks off your first visual and flavorful experience that Sofitel has so excellently executed.

A few specs regarding Sofitel Mexico City Reforma:

  • Two culinary experiences including fine dining at Bajel and casual shareable goodness at Balta, are located on premises offering you two choices to celebrate the many flavors of Mexico with a unique culinary experience. Bajel, our first dinner, was held here and was made up of solely fermented dishes.  It sounds intimidating at first, but it’s such a play on the palette, and frankly a delightful surprise. We shared snacks over a tequila tasting at Balta. I reccomend the bone-in ribeye with black garlic chimichurri and natural au jus, or the juicy burger with a side of black beans de la olla. Man, I can fly back this weekend just for that tasty meal.
  • The Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane is actually the first L’Occitane Spa within a hotel in Mexico. It’s situated some forty floors up with sweeping views of the city offering a range of massage services, body treatments, and steam baths. Ash and I decided to try the Almond Detoxifying Balance massage which is inspired by Lymphatic Drainage techniques. The treatment is said to boost circulation and promotes elimination of toxins and excess water. The spa combines local pre-Hispanic traditions with innovative treatments and French flare which creates the ideal cocktail for a much needed recharge in the bustling city.
  • There are three bars on property: Cityzen, the rooftop bar with 360 degree views of the city, Freehouse, my personal favorite, is a two-level speakeasy bar and lounge, and the Lobby Bar- self explanatory. 
  • STUNNING! Pool located on the 38th floor of the hotel

What I look for in a hotel, wherever I travel, is convenience and location to things I want to do on my trip. Sofitel is located in Reforma, which has tons of restaurants, parks, and museums nearby. A MUST stop for me when in Mexico City is a nightly visit to Churreria El Moro, which is steps away from the hotel. The Museo de Antropología and Bosque de Chapultepec are also only a short drive away. During our stay, the hotel set up a guided graffiti tour of murals throughout the city which the hotel commissioned, and reflect the brand’s  #LiveTheFrenchWay motto; a celebration of the fusion of French and Mexican culture through art. As we toured through CDMX, we stopped and enjoyed food and snacks in the respective locations including: churros, paletas, street food, and pan dulce. Some of my favorite murals (pictured below) were located in Condesa, and Roma Norte which happen to be some of my favorite parts of the city.

Below I’m sharing a variety of photos from in and around the hotel, including our guided mural tour through beautiful CDMX.

Useful Links:

Sofitel Hotel

Bajel Restaurant

Cityzen Bar

Freehouse Bar

Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane

Balta Restaurant

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