Courtesy of Andrew Paprocki

Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, Mexico City

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Overlooking
the Zócalo in Mexico City’s heart, the Gran Hotel is decorated in Art Nouveau
style with a Louis XV–style chandelier in the lobby and gilded elevators. But
its crown jewel is the Tiffany stained-glass ceiling in the lobby, installed in
1908 with 150 lights. It continues to make a big impression on viewers. “They
say, ‘Wow’ because it’s so beautiful. People will just stay in the lobby; they
have an emotional response to it,” says concierge Jose Luis Valadez. “Everybody
who visits Mexico wants to visit this place.”

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Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, Mexico City

Overlooking
the Zócalo in Mexico City’s heart, the Gran Hotel is decorated in Art Nouveau
style with a Louis XV–style chandelier in the lobby and gilded elevators. But
its crown jewel is the Tiffany stained-glass ceiling in the lobby, installed in
1908 with 150 lights. It continues to make a big impression on viewers. “They
say, ‘Wow’ because it’s so beautiful. People will just stay in the lobby; they
have an emotional response to it,” says concierge Jose Luis Valadez. “Everybody
who visits Mexico wants to visit this place.”

Courtesy of Andrew Paprocki

World's Coolest Ceilings

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