Taking a trip back in time in the very heart of one of the hippest neighborhoods in Mexico City seemed impossible until Hotel Brick made it happen. This place has become a gem in the Roma neighborhood, a showcase to be part of history and also to be known for its atmosphere, design, and the unique environment that is generated in each of its spaces. From the first step, everything becomes a sensory experience not only because of the decoration, the artistic inspiration, and the details that have remained throughout the years but also because of the gastronomic proposal that gathers the best foodies every day. Discover more about this hotel, its details, and its beauty.
The history of the hotel is reflected in the floor of the lobby, and the tiles are original from England. In case you didn’t know, back in the 20th century it was Sir William Newbold, president of the Bank of London and Mexico, who built and lived in this mansion located in Orizaba 95. After one of his trips, he brought yellow bricks to Mexico, which, though initially used as a counterweight for the boat, ended up being used as part of the construction of the ship. Thanks to this small but interesting detail, the hotel is named Brick, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The reminiscences of the twentieth century are present not only through the bricks but also through the furniture and corners that hide endless data and history. Those same traces that left their mark in past decades are now converted into a contemporary boutique hotel, with an incredible design proposal in the rooms, intelligent lighting, and, best of all, a space that breaks away from the noise of the city to become the perfect spot to enter an alternative reality, relaxing and surrounded by all the best that the Roma neighborhood has to offer.
The concept of the Brick goes far beyond what can be seen at first glance, and it is necessary to go through all its spaces to understand and be part of its magic. If you are looking for a stay with a new definition of luxury, here are all those ideas that are not only framed in extraordinary service, but also in surroundings full of inspiration, surprising flavors, 100% Instagram-able dishes, and spaces that seem to be taken out of an interior design magazine. To all this, we must add the artistic dose that adds the Colonia Roma with art nouveau and eclectic styles that, together with the English aesthetics of the hotel, mark a fascinating harmony.
As for the rooms, although they all have a unique concept, our favorites are the Ouest suite which is located in the large mansion and stands out for its decoration with pieces by contemporary Mexican artists. The neutral color palette creates a soothing vibe and marks a total harmony with the architecture and ambiance of the house.
The Signature Suite at the Gran Casona is, of course, one of the crown jewels of the hotel. The living room with fireplace is a gem, as is the entertainment center that leads to an indoor terrace inspired by a garden surrounded by plants. Here you can also find pieces by national and international contemporary artists, as well as Mexican touches and textiles so that inspiration is present-day and night during your stay.
For a surprise effect, you won’t want to miss the bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling mirrored walls, French-style bathtub, moon shower, and Persia Apothecary amenities.
Among the services you can find at Brick Hotel are: 17 rooms and suites, all with an interior design that no photo can do justice to; restaurant, chef’s table, bar, and terrace; a rooftop ideal for small weddings or marriage proposals, two private rooms for intimate meetings and, as if that weren’t enough, HELA SPA, the ideal place to immerse yourself in the best treatments and relaxing rituals. Veranda, Terraza95, and the Speakeasy lounge add to the gastronomic and cocktail offer that will make you fall even more in love with this hot spot.
We couldn’t leave out “Cerrajería”, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, which is characterized by serving modern Mexican dishes and a unique cocktail bar. The Executive Chef, Armando Acosta, who has also had experience in the Moxi, restaurant of the Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende and Macario, a restaurant in Bacalar, has been in charge of creating a simple but not simplistic cuisine, and the preparations are focused on connecting with the ingredients, honestly presenting them and highlighting the properties of each product.
The restaurant’s cuisine has European bases and a Mexican touch, each dish is made with local and sustainable products, without forgetting the reinterpreted techniques that the chef learned in the kitchens of other parts of the world and now combines with his Mexican memories, a unique experience!
There are places in Mexico City that are a must-see and, without a doubt, Brick Hotel is one of those spots you need to discover. To break the weekday routine, for a romantic getaway, or to start your honeymoon with a staycation, this boutique hotel not only promises to break the mold but achieves it with an exclusive ambiance, quality service, and an endless shower of inspiration. Are you really going to miss out?