The DNA: Set in Mexico City’s fascinating Roma neighbourhood, Brick Hotel fuses the best in contemporary luxury with atmospheric Belle Époque architecture. Constructed from English bricks, the mansion was originally a grand home for the first manager of the Bank of London & Mexico. Later it was owned by the Mexican president before becoming the ‘go-to’ spot for the rich and famous in the 1930s. The original ceramic tiles underfoot – as well as the bricks used to construct the building – were brought all the way from England in the early 20th century. Used then to symbolise good taste, those materials are equally at home in this transformed boutique hotel that has been brought magnificently back to life. Bedrooms are inviting, with parquet floors, smooth white sheets and soothing tones helping you to disconnect in style after a day in the city. Suites feature claw-foot baths and private balconies, and you can recline on your very own sun-lounger – or in the outdoor tub – while gazing down over the streets of Roma in the aptly named Rooftop Suite. The views don’t stop at the bedrooms in The Brick Hotel. Its shaded roof terrace is surrounded by lush greenery and offers the perfect spot for an afternoon aperitivo. Meanwhile the lauded Brick Restaurant is a place to see and be seen as you dine on modern Mexican cuisine and handcrafted cocktails.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 17 rooms & suites (23-42m2) (248-452 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2010 • bathroom amenities: Molton Brown ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk