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Luxe Lavs: Hammocks Are Not Just for the Garden Anymore

Locations in this article:  Mexico City, Mexico

hotel pictures, W Hotel Mexico CityIt’s week two of our Friday series Luxe Lavs, a column dedicated to the most spectacular and surprising hotel bathrooms from around the world. This week, contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno found a new hammock experience….and yes it takes place in a hotel bathroom.

It’s almost spring!  The time of year that evokes lazy days, wildflowers, and hammocks blowing in the breeze. Some of the best hammocks in the world are handmade in Mexico, so enjoying a hammock at the W Mexico City  in the tranquility of your own bathroom could almost make perfect sense. But wait, how do you use a hammock in a bathroom?

At the W’s Mexico City property, silken hammocks in their hotel bathrooms are suspended above an egg-shaped ecru bathtub. This invention allows guests to have a variety of experiences.  Swing above the tub brimming with hot water for a steam.  We recommend an intense salt scrub beforehand so the steam can penetrate your pores and provide complete relaxation and cleansing.

Another option, and our personal favorite, is to lower the hammock, and actually be immersed in the bath water while being buoyed by the woven threads.  Weightless in the water, guests can then add aromatherapy from the complimentary Bliss lemon and sage bath products collection to round out this tub immersion.

Not in the mood for a bath? This bathroom also has a walk-in shower with rainforest massage jets.

For more Mexico City culture while never leaving your hammock, read The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver and become lost in the world of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Trotsky at the Casa Azul.

By Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno for