Torre Libertad

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Mexico City, Mexico
834,000 square feet / 78,000 square meters
2009

Torre Libertad is a 31-story hotel and residential tower on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s grand historic boulevard. Near Chapultapec Park on a stretch of the thoroughfare recently reinvigorated by new development, the building overlooks a prominent roundabout featuring the landmark Diana Fountain.

In response to this historic site, the design of the tower is simple and sculptural. The tower is a curved, triangular form with an elegant, delicately proportioned curtain wall of clear glass and white aluminum sunshades. The corner facing the Diana Fountain features an undulating facet that catches the changing light while framing a view of the fountain. This facet tapers as it reaches toward the sky and curves outward as it approaches the ground, creating a grand canopy over the entry.

The tower houses the St. Regis Hotel, with 189 guest rooms, and the St. Regis Residences, with 100 luxury apartments offering hotel services. The tower’s plan and structural system allow for generous layouts for each unit and floor-to-ceiling glass enables views of Mexico City and Chapultepec Park.

The first three levels of the tower contain luxury retail; restaurants, lounges and a private dining room; and the Remède Spa & Fitness Center, which includes a pool. Event facilities include a 710-square-meter modular ballroom, a 185-square-meter ballroom, and four large breakout rooms.

Residents and visitors enter the ground-floor entrance into a lobby atrium. Hotel reception is on the fourth level, which opens onto a wide landscaped terrace. Removed from the noise of the busy boulevard below, the terrace offers views of the Diana Fountain and the Reforma.