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The W Mexico City prides itself not only on being the first W hotel to open in Latin America, but also on its modern but very Mexico-City design aesthetic. Its colors are reminiscent of a Frida Kahlo painting with red walls and ceilings in some of the rooms, a bright blue chair in another and red, bean-shaped couches bathed in red fluorescent lights in the aptly named "Red Lounge." The lobby hosts a small bar that gets lively come nightfall (its frequented by both guests and locals). The digs are as well appointed with plush beds covered in 350-thread count cotton sheets, goose-down pillows, rain shower heads, and toiletries by Bliss spa. The room categories come with names like "Wonderful," "Spectacular," and "Extreme Wow"—but once you've stayed here that verbiage won't feel hyperbolic.  The W is steps away from some of Polanco's finest restaurants, but also boasts a very fine on-site eatery the Solea (guests can enjoy its VIP section).