Welcome to The Brick Hotel, Mexico City
At the start of the 20th Century, Sir William Newbold, the first manager of the Bank of London and Mexico, when seeking a new home in Mexico City, brought the building, which now houses the Brick Hotel. In 1919 the newly elected president of Mexico; General Álvaro Obregón acquired the property 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 was developed by the Mexican architect Nahim Dagdug and 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 classically Mexican and a cocktail bar renowned as a gathering place for the social elite. The Roof Top Terrace commands a view over the architecture and greenery of La Roma and is truly an oasis in the heart of the city.
La Roma Norte: Colonia Roma, also called La Roma or simply, Roma, is a district located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, just west of the city's historic center, and in fact is no longer a single colonia (neighborhood) but now two officially defined ones, Roma Norte and Roma Sur, divided by Coahuila street. The colonia was planned as an upper-class Porfirian neighborhood in the early twentieth century. It later became a middle-class neighborhood in slow decline, but since the 2000s, the area has seen increased re-gentrification. Currently Roma and neighboring Condesa are known for being the epicenter of artisanal subculture in the city, and rivals Polanco as the center of the city's culinary scene. Besides residential buildings, the neighborhood streets are lined with restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, cultural centers, churches and galleries. Many are housed in former Art Nouveau and like the Brick Hotel, Neo-Classical buildings dating from the Porfiriato period at the beginning of the 20th century. Roma was designated as a “Barrio Mágico" ("magical neighborhood") by the city in 2011.
Local Sites: full-size replica of Michelangelo’s David in the nearby Plaza Rio de Janeiro, is a symbol of Colonia Roma.
Owner: RB Brick SAPI de CV
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.