Mexico City’s New Boutique Property The Downtown Infuses Local Culture and Unique Location


For each of their properties, Grupo Habita uses a local team to integrate the local culture into the concepts. Such was the case when renovating The Downtown, one of the oldest residences in the area that still maintain a particular Mexican vice regal style.

Grupo Habita shares that “the property blends elements of colonial style with local indigenous culture. Characteristics such as ornate detailing around the windows of the facade and a stone-forge staircase with intricate handrails sit alongside red volcanic walls and handmade cement tiles.  The 17 rooms and suites possess a stripped back Bohemian-chic elegance.”

The Downtown is located in the central balcony of the Palace of the Countess of Miravalle. It is a unique space where one can enjoy the 17th century colonial architecture and the Fresco “The Holocaust” of muralist Manuel Rodriguez Lozano.

The large terrace has views of the skyline of the historic center, with its churches, Torre Latino Americana and The Casino Espanol, among others.  The pool terrace has a pool, Jacuzzi and bar.

A Colonial Queen starts at $175/night and includes a flat screen television, Ipod dock, Wi-Fi, minibar and a view to the patio.

The Downtown,