GENEVE MEXICO CITY HOTEL BLOG
WITNESS AND PROTAGONIST OF MEXICAN HISTORY
Learn about the history of this incredible hotel.
Since its inception, GENEVE HOTEL has shown a strong commitment to its guests. He was the first to provide accommodation for ladies traveling alone, as this was frowned upon in the early 20th century; other high-class hotels prevented them from entering as it was considered that a young lady could not leave without the male company.
In commemoration that the Geneve Hotel was the first to accommodate women traveling alone, it has two showcases that show "the indispensable travel companions" for the ladies of yesterday and today:
In one of the showcases there is a collection of cardboard boxes and litho paper engraved in Art Noveau style from the France of 1900 and 1925 that were used to protect with zeal, perfumes, soaps and powders of fine essences. Glass bottles of different brands such as Baccarat and Lalique, which were famous fragrances of the time. A medallion that was manufactured between 1900 and 1905, testament to the dawn of perfume advertising, and a hair clip inlaid with turquoise blue stones and leather gloves dating back to the early 20th century.
In a second display case, a dress is displayed that represents the fashion of the early 20th century that was dominated by the use of the corset, which achieved in women the desired hourglass-shaped silhouette that delighted the gentlemen.
You can also see plates or "figurines" that were used by the public to choose between different clothing designs in order to follow the whimsical world of fashion. In the same showcase you can see a Singer sewing machine from the mid-19th century, due to its functions and the speed to make garments, it was an accessory very well received in homes by housewives, promoting the work of seamstresses.