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The Downtown Mexico: Stay In A Palace In Historic Mexico City

From a media release:

The Downtown Mexico
Stay in a former palace in the historic centre of Mexico City

Colonial 17th-century former palace sits on a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Stylish rooftop terrace with pool and Jacuzzi
Bohemian-chic stone-forge stairways and red volcanic walls

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MEXICO CITY - Built in the 17th century, Downtown Hotel is an historic, former palace providing 17 beautiful suites - some with attractive wrought-iron balconies overlooking the street, others facing the courtyard. Other charming features include a bar and swimming pool on the rooftop with city views and all within just two blocks of Mexico City’s central square, El Zocalo.

The red volcanic rock of the walls, the wooden beams, vaulted ceilings and handmade clay floor tiles lend a dramatic sense of history to this delightful residence. High above the city bustle, relax by the pool on Downtown Hotel’s rooftop and savour a drink from the bar.

For each of their properties, Grupo Habita use a local team and integrate the local culture into the design concepts. Such was the case when lovingly renovating the Downtown, one of the oldest residences in the area that still maintains this particular Mexican vice regal style. 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 rock walls and handmade cement tiles. The 17 rooms and suites possess a stripped-back, bohemian-chic elegance.

Located in the central balcony of the palace of the Countess of Miravalle, is the breakfast patio and lobby of downtown, a unique space that lets you enjoy the 17th century colonial architecture and the fresco 'The Holocaust', by muralist Manuel Rodriguez Lozano. In this area guests can enjoy breakfast and access to their rooms.

The large terrace has spectacular views of the skyline of the historic center, with its churches, Torre Latinoamericana and the Casino Español, among others. It is the perfect place to hold events and to relax with a drink.

The pool terrace has a pool, a jacuzzi and a bar that let you enjoy the best views and the best weather.

A short walk from Downtown Hotel and you are in El Zocalo Square bordered by the cathedral, Palacio Nacional, and the ruins of the Aztec Tenochtitlan, including the Templo Mayor. Well worth a visit is The Mercado de Xochimilco, as is the Museo Castillo de Chapultepec overlooking the city.

Address: Isabel La Católica 30, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06002 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Phone: +52 55 5282 2199

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