Design Hotels recently announced that it has added a new hotel, DOWNTOWN Mexico, to its portfolio. DOWTOWN Mexico is located in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico and is slated to open its doors June 15, 2012.
Grupo Habita’s latest venture is a contemporary celebration of indigenous culture and colonial style. In a move that is characteristic of Grupo Habita’s properties, a hand-selected group of architects and designers were enlisted to create an ambience and design aesthetic that pays homage to the building’s location and heritage.
With interior architecture by Cherem Serrano Arquitectos and furnishings by Paul Roco, the 17th century Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle was transformed into a bohemian chic hotel.
The palace retains it regal elegance through the preservation of original components such as the stone-forge staircase with intricate handrails, handmade cement tiles, and graceful columned arches.
The 17 suites range from the refreshingly simple, with original flooring tiles and rustic furnishings, to the dramatic, with light timber detailing and vaulted brick ceilings. Private balconies look out onto the cobbled streets of the old town or the immaculately manicured patio – yet another original feature painstakingly preserved during the extensive renovation works.