Rooms 36 /Architecture Enrique Norten, Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta /Interior Design Joseph Dirand Architecture /The Original Carlos Couturier, Moisés Micha
Like an ice cube on a hot street corner, Mexico City's Habita exudes a paradoxically austere luxury at the heart of one of the world's most populous cities. Wrapped in a sheath of frosted glass, Habita raised eyebrows in Mexico City when it first opened in 2000 in a 1950s-era building located in one of the city's most fashionable districts. Sandwiched between new and old facades are original balconies and new corridors. Contemporary art is served by the metal Jan Hendrix mural hanging in the reception area. The daylight from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors onto balconies is aesthetically matched by Artemide and Flos lamps. Together, it all creates a spatial clarity that gives travelers tremendous peace of mind.
MEX - Benito Juarez International Airport
Food & Drink
Lobby restaurant with international cuisine, open-air terrace, and bar
Spa & Recreation
Rooftop pool, Jacuzzi, spa, sauna, solarium, and gym
Conference & Meetings
1 meeting room
Valet parking, car and bicycle hire service, business center, and barber shop
Rooms & Suite
Habita’s 36 rooms and suites range from the 22-square-meter Superior Queen to the 44-square-meter Deluxe King, and all except the Superior Queen boast a private balcony or terrace. The 34-square-meter Junior Suite and the Deluxe King feature king-size beds, while the Superior Queen features a queen-size bed and the Deluxe Twin features twin beds. The Junior Suite’s balcony is covered by glass, allowing guests to use it whatever the weather.
For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, building hotels that reflect their surroundings is more than just a job—it’s a passion that drove these two Mexican entrepreneurs from citrus farming and investment banking to boutique hospitality. “Even if we’re successful at something, we don’t repeat it,” Couturier says. “We like this sense of passion and audacity.” Their Grupo Habita collection has grown to include very diverse properties, including 13 Design Hotels™ member hotels across Mexico and the U.S. Ambitious, fun-loving and well-traveled, the dynamic duo was awarded ‘Team of the Year 2011’ by FIZZZ Magazine.
Av. Presidente Masaryk, 201
Mexico City 11560,
As one of Mexico City’s more upscale neighborhoods, Polanco—in the Miguel Hidalgo borough of the capital—is home to many of the country’s politicians, celebrities, and businesspeople, ensuring upscale food spots aplenty and no lack of choice when it comes to finding a high-end spot for a cocktail.