OUT/ABOUT: Downtown Mexico
If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Mexico City you might want to check into the Downtown Mexico for some beautiful bare bones luxury. The very talented Cherem Serrano Arquitectos cleverly converted this UNESCO world heritage site for Grupo Habita, into a wonderfully uplifting hotel with plenty of local cha cha.
The new additions are respectful to their host while still being a bit cheeky. Whilst the design maintains a minimal approach, materials such as terracotta breezeblocks add a rustic honest quality. No-fuss furniture in invigoratingly bright hues flirt with you. Rich earthy tones are offset by the vivid glossy white of bathroom tap ware and crisp bright linen. Abundant and green breezy patios and heavenly murals await weary travellers. The spatial volume of the common areas and rooms are lavish, allowing your mind to roam around in the history of your surroundings.
And… the hotel includes a hostel, Downtown Beds, which means that whether you’re down to your last peso or rolling in it, you can rest your weary head and enjoy a poolside margarita as you watch the locals go about their business in the old town.
Credits: Downtown Mexico