Hotel Downtown, A Hip Oasis Among Cobblestone Streets – #MexicoJourney

Posted: September 1, 2014

Author: Jessica S.

Hotel Downtown, a boutique hotel located within walking distance from Mexico City’s main plaza and within the blocks that make up the Historic Center (a UNESCO World Heritage site), is one of the capitals best place to see and be seen. Open in 2012 under the Grupo Habita umbrella and soon after recognized by  Condé Nast Traveler as one of the world’s “Best New Hotels”, the hotel quickly made its mark and attracted the hip and wealthy from both abroad and locally.

The hotel is a converted 17th century colonial building once known as “Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle” and outshines itself with not only its boutique hotel, but also its youth hostel,collection of 100% Mexican shops and restaurants, and best rooftop terrace the city has to offer.  The two restaurants on the group floor include Azul Histórico  and Padrinos, both hip yet classy options for traditional Mexican food with a contemporary spin. Throughout the building, the designteam found a way to respect the original architecture while adding a distinctive and grand 21st-century industrial feel and a concept which would best be described as “hipster-chic”.

On Sundays, the terrace which includes a pool, Jacuzzi, and bar, hosts “Recovery Sunday” parties open to the public to come join and rest, relax, and sip a cocktail or two.  The ambiance is low-key with live jazz and funk playing starting at 2pm and is one of the hottest places to hang out.

Boutique hotel in Mexico City
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Location: Isabel La Catolica 30, Colonia Centro, Mexico City, Mexico.
Rooms: 17 rooms, 4 categories
Features: Air condition, C.O. Bigelow amenities, flat screen, minibar, and wifi.

 

This post is part of our #MexicoJourney trip through Southern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, to read more click here. You can follow along in real-time Aug 29-Sept 13 via InstagramTwitter, and Facebook with hashtag #MexicoJourney. 

 

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