Mexico City, the capital of Mexico was founded by the Spanish conquistadores in 1525 over the ruins of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Steeped in often dramatic history, it’s an important spot to visit for anyone interested in learning about the country’s past. The center of the city, classified as a UNESCO world heritage, offers visitors a pleasant stroll past a number of different historical buildings. For example, the Zocalo, the largest square in the city is extremely impressive. It is bordered on one side by the National Palace where the offices of the Mexican president are located, the Treasury and the National Archives, and on the other side by the Metropolitan Cathedral, a vestige of the colonial era. It’s here that the city’s major demonstrations take place.
Also well worth a visit are the pre-Hispanic Aztec ruins like the Templo Mayor. Finally, Mexico City will also delight art lovers who can discover, among other things, the home of the celebrated artist, Frida Khalo and the modern art museum. A visit to the city however, would not be complete without seeing the Guadalupe basilica, which every year receives millions of pilgrims from throughout the world who come to worship at the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd in the 16th century.
It’s in the lively Polanco quarter that we find Hotel Habita, another creation of the hotel duo of Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha. Even at first glance the hotel is striking in appearance. This 1950s building was totally renovated and is now enveloped in a sheet of frosted glass which covers its entire façade, immediately setting the tone. Everything here is modern, and contemporary design reigns supreme.
On the ground floor, we find the hotel’s restaurant and the lobby where Enrique Olvera officiates. The hotel is also known for its modern and re-modernized gastronomic Mexican cuisine, and for the murals of contemporary artist, Jan Hendrix.
The Habita’s 32 rooms and 4 suites all follow the same concept; simplicity and elegance. They have large living spaces, lots of natural light and a pure décor. Depending on the room category, there’s either a king-sized or a queen-sized bed, a small table and a very simple sofa. There is nothing flashy or elaborate; just the essentials enhanced by finesse.
On the 6th floor, there’s a large terrace and a salon with a bar, comfortable armchairs and a huge long fireplace where guests can enjoy a moment of calm and, if they wish, try a few tapas. The hotel’s spa is on the top floor and is equipped with a sauna, a solarium and very effective cardio training material. There’s also a superb heated swimming pool and a terrace with a panoramic view of the city.
Five stars / Member Leading Hotels of the World / Member Design Hotels / Suspended glass box / Contemporary artistes / International cuisine / Rooftop terrace / Spa / Open-air swimming pool / Gym / Jacuzzi / Fireplace / Cinema projections / DJs
Open all year
32 rooms and 4 suites
Double occupancy from 107 euros
Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - Mexico City
Av. Presidente Masaryk, 201
Approximately 12 hours
Mexico is in three time zones
The largest part of the country: - 7hours in summer / - 6 hours in winter
Northwest: - 8 hours in summer / - 7 hours in winter
Baja California: - 9 hours in summer / 8 hours in winter
Mexico is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer:
North of the Tropic, the climate is semi-desertlike
Central Mexico has a temperate climate
In the south, the Yucatan peninsula has a classic tropical climate whereas the lowlands of the Chiapas have sub-equatorial weather
Passport valid six months after return date
No visa required
Upon arrival, visitors are given a document which must be returned upon leaving. If the document is lost, a 530 pesos penalty must be paid on the spot.
No vaccinations required
Le peso mexicain ($M)
The Mexican peso ($M)
Spanish (93% of the population), about 50 Indian languages
English at tourist sites
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).