The Andaz y Mondrian project developed by Grupo Murano is an upscale 415-key sustainable business hotel located in Mexico City’s Colonia Condesa. Resulting from the modernization and conversion of the Conjunto Aristos building, which has been recognized for its historic and artistic value by the Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and the Mexico City’s Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing (SEDUVI), this building was originally designed by the Spanish architect Jose Luis Benlliure in 1961, and has been an architectural landmark of the city for several decades.
The hotel complex consists of three distinct buildings distributed on a 5,200 m2 site in the heart of Mexico City, on one of its main arteries, Avenida Insurgentes. The complex has a total floor area of close to 27,000 m2, of which guest rooms represent 13,000 m2, front of house areas and amenities 7,500 m2, conference and banquet rooms 1,300m2. Parking and service areas are located in the underground basement. At the center of the project, on the ground floor shared by the project’s three towers, is a large plaza covered by a monumental glass dome, which houses the lobby bar, the 3 Meal restaurant and terrace, the hotel boutique and store, a small exhibit area, the greeting lobby to Tower ‘B’, as well as the independent Sanborn’s department store.
The first floor, which also benefits from natural lighting from the central dome, houses the reception for Tower ‘A’, the lounge café, the Hyatt’s 3 meals restaurant and terrace, as well as the hotel’s corporate offices. Tower ‘C’ houses the 78-seat auditorium, the 6-room business center plus 3 breakout rooms that can be converted into one for larger events. On the second floor of Tower ‘C’, the project features a SPA, Gym and the Grand Club, while the third floor is dedicated to the 1,100 m2 grand ballroom, which can house 700 people in a convention setting and up to 400 people in a private event.
Tower ‘A’ faces the main avenue to the West with 15 floors housing an average of 16 hotel rooms per floor, in addition to the roof amenities, including the swimming pool, lounge bar and ‘zen’ area on the 16th floor. Tower ‘B’ is oriented to the South and houses an average of 25 hotel rooms of varied sizes and categories per floor on a total of 7 floors. The 8th floor is dedicated to 12 luxury suites with terrace and the 9th floor features the sky bar and lounge with an extraordinary view.
The hotel, which is expected to start operations during 2022, features 75% less embodied energy in materials, achieved mostly by the reuse of the existing roof, walls, floor slabs and windows of the Aristos building. Water savings are estimated at 35% through the use of water-efficient accessories, including showers, lavatory and kitchen faucets, WCs and urinals, coupled with pool covers and a state-of-the-art rainwater harvesting system. Last, but not least, energy savings reach 26% through a reduced window to wall ratio, VRV air conditioning systems throughout the project, high efficiency hot water boilers and energy efficient lighting systems.
Grupo Murano is working in different hospitality sites in Mexico, to incorporate green building measures to save on capital and operation costs. Hotel operators in Mexico are increasingly looking to adopt green practices, as tourists are influenced by their level of awareness and perception of green building design attributes. Murano understands the potential role and implications of facilitating sustainable practices in the hospitality industry and developing a green market strategy, which adds value to the firm as well as to the tourism and hospitality industry as a whole.
This iconic project located in the heart of Mexico City leads the sustainable conversion of existing buildings in Mexico, contributing to the objectives of the World Bank of transforming the world one building at a time.
Andaz y Mondrian Hotel Mexico City has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) Cooling System, High Efficiency Boiler for Water Heating, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – Internal Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – External Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs- Back-of-House, Lighting Controls for Corridors and Staircases
Low-Flow Showerheads, Low-Flow Faucets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area, Efficient Flush for Water Closets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area, Water-Efficient Urinals in all other Bathrooms, Efficient Flush for Water Closets in all other Bathrooms, Aerators for Faucets & Auto Shut-Off Faucets in all other Bathrooms, Pre-rinse Valve for Rinsing Operation, Water Efficient Kitchen Faucets, Swimming Pool Cover, Rainwater Harvesting System
Floor Slabs – Re-Use of Existing Floorslab, Roof Construction – Re-Use of Existing Roof, Roof Construction – Aluminium Sheets on Steel Rafters, External Walls – Re-Use of Existing Wall, External Walls – Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks, Internal Walls – Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks, Internal Walls – Plasterboards on Metal Studs with Insulation, Flooring – Vinyl Flooring, Flooring – Nylon Carpets, Window Frames – Aluminium, Window Frames – Re-Use of Existing Window Frames
Andaz y Mondrian Condesa Insurgentes 421, Col. Hipódromo Condesa, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, México
Preliminary EDGE Certificate
March 1, 2022
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Green Business Certification Inc.