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Hotel Brick, Mexico City

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95 Orizaba
La Roma
Mexico City
Mexico 06700
Tel: 52 55 5256 4583's insider take:

The vibrant bohemian neighborhood of La Roma now has a hotel that lives up to the area's artful flair. Hotel Brick is in two parts: a faithfully restored early-20th-century mansion that houses three suites, and a modern frosted-glass addition with 14 rooms. Choose the original manse if you are looking for classic touches like chandeliers, wooden shutters, and cozy sitting areas (plus views of the tree-filled neighborhood). The dark brown and gray furnishings in the new buildings give rooms a masculine feel. Here, even standard rooms have small balconies, while the penthouse suites have rooftop terraces with whirlpool tubs. The lobby bar looks like a bordello, with chesterfield sofas and red velvet chairs (possibly a nod to the building's rumored past as a brothel). Amenities include a library stocked with Assouline photography books, a skinny outdoor lap pool hidden in the lowest level, and a lush lawn on the mansion's roof. The hotel's restaurants are La Roma's hippest hangouts: Linger over lunch at the terrace restaurant overlooking the sidewalk, or dine inside at the more formal Brasserie La Moderna, overseen by chef Richard Sandoval.—Maribeth Mellin

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