Guests at this hotel in Mexico City, designed by local architect Regina Galvanduque, can bathe in rooftop jacuzzis, drink tea on tatami mats or find zen in its courtyard garden.
The hotel is named after "ryokan" – a traditional Japanese inn – and follows the country's hospitality approach as Omotenashi.
Accommodation is arranged around a slender courtyard outfitted like a Japanese garden. A glazed roof tops the space to provide plenty of natural light to stone benches and tables, where guests can enjoy breakfast, read or spend time working.
Although slightly different in size and arrangement to suit varying needs, each is designed to be compact and open-plan, with similar furnishings. These include a freestanding, wooden double bed with a bejuco headboard, sliding oak doors, and terrazzo bathrooms featuring toiletries specially made for the hotel.
Soft-cushioned benches surround the reading nook, while thick strands of white rope hang above to filter light. Matching screens also run along the bedroom terraces that face into the yard.