Hand of history: Old building becomes new hotel

19 : 07 : 2012 Heritage : Palace : History

Mexico City – The Unesco World Heritage-listed Centro Histórico in Mexico City is the location of hotel group Grupo Habita’s latest hotel Downtown Mexico.

Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro
Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro
Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro Downtown Mexico City, by Groupo Habita, Photography by Jaime Navarro

The hotel, designed by interior designer Paul Roco and architectural firm Cherem Serrano, is situated within the 17th-century walls of a colonial palace. Rather than giving the hotel a complete makeover, the designers have preserved its existing decor but added an industrial edge.

Exposed concrete walls and thick metal railings are juxtaposed against the original tiling and ornate window frames, creating a blend of old and new.

Read LS:N Global’s Innovate feature to learn more about Grupo Habita.

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