Hello! It’s Tina back with this month’s Interior Design Hotels, and a little confession. It’s funny actually, I travel so much, to so many destinations a year, but I’ve never been to Mexico! I find it strange that I’ve never been, because it’s essentially right in my backyard! Although I’m in New York, Mexico seems like one of the easiest vacation spots to get to, don’t you think? Well, today we’ll be going on a virtual-vaca, to Monterrey, Mexico.
I always wondered what my Mexican vacation would be like, and where I would go. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico, with approximately three million people populating the metropolitan area. The city has been on my mind for about a year now. I came across the Cioccolato Pastry Boutique located there, as well as a well branded survival kit created in Monterrey. With such a large population, I’m sure there’s so much more to see!
Habita Monterrey is a 39-room hotel designed in the classic mid-century style. Habita is designed mostly in black and white, creating a chic ambiance for the hotel. The curved exterior was designed by architect Landa Architects with interiors designed by Joseph Dirand. The rooftop terrace has two infinity pools and also grants the visitor 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.
When you enter the lobby you see an eye catching backdrop behind the front desk, with mirrors imported from India. The lounge area is decorated with black wood furniture paired with moose horns by artist Rick Owens.
Marco Aceves is the Executive chef of both the restaurant on the first floor as well as the terrace. The restaurant is decorated in black and white and lit with candles creating a soft atmosphere. The terrace is also filled with blacks and whites but evokes a relaxing feeling with it’s open air, trees and umbrellas.
The guest suites are also minimalistic, keeping with the black and white look throughout the hotel. The rooms are mostly white with black furnishings while the bathrooms are the opposite – black floors and walls with white fixtures. I love that the hotel has teamed up with one of my favorite brands for it’s amenities, Aesop!
Wow, now I really want to take a trip to Mexico! Have you been to Monterrey? Where are you vacationing next? I’ll be back next month, with another Design Hotel. See you soon!
Thank you Tina!!!
Images / Habita Monterrey /