Welcome to The Brick Hotel, Mexico City
In the first decade of the 20th Century, Sir William Newbold, the first manager of the Bank of London & Mexico (what was to be Mexico’s 2nd biggest bank of the time), built for himself a grand home in what is now the Colonia Roma neighborhood of the borough of Cuauhtémoc in Mexico City. Wishing for the very best of material, Sir William imported the bricks needed for the construction from England, giving rise to the name of the Hotel which occupies the building today. Decorative ceramic tiles chosen to cover the floors of the home’s entryways, were considered a symbol of social position and good taste and as in Sir William’s day, welcome hotel guests today.
In 1919 the newly elected president of Mexico; General Álvaro Obregón acquired Sir William’s house with the intention of residing in it, once his presidency ended. Sadly, General Obregón never got to reside in the property, since he was assassinated in July 1928, just before starting his second term in office and his widow preferred to return to Sonora, leaving the house in the care of a cousin of hers. Years later the house was transformed into a famous dating house run by the cousin of the widow of Obregón. The property was for two decades “the place" of gathering and entertainment of the rich and famous of the city, until finally being abandoned in the 1940's.
Don Celso Álvarez brought the building in the 1960's and after having been for decades the finest locksmith in Mexico, closed its doors at the start of the 21st Century. Don Celso decided to sell the property to the current owners who convert it once more, but now into a hotel. After several years of absence and a sympathetic transformation, the Brick Hotel returns to Mexico City with a more sophisticated and mature concept that will delight both guests and local visitors alike, due to the attention to detail, avant-garde design and impeccable service. This ambitious project has resulted in spaces which bring together contemporary luxury with elements in harmony with the classic architecture of the 1900’s heritage of the Belle époque.
Located on Calle Orizaba in Mexico City's eclectic Roma neighborhood, the boutique Brick Hotel provides an intimate environment. Well-known as a center of culinary excellence, the Brick Hotel’s restaurant is open throughout the day, offering a menu which is a contemporary take on Mexican cuisine and a cocktail bar renowned as a gathering place for the social elite. The Roof Terrace commands a view over the varied architecture and greenery of La Roma and is truly an oasis in the heart of the city.
Rooms have been designed to meet the highest standards in design, molded with comfort and decorated with cultural significance, as they carry pieces by contemporary artists. Here is a list of the luxurious rooms and suites:
With a separate parlor and bedroom, a Signature Suite allows for a myriad of options. Whether relaxing on a King-size bed, enjoying the ensuite bathroom's claw-foot tub, sipping a cup of coffee on the discreet balcony or reclining on a comfortable couch, this is truly a home-from-home experience.