Hippodrome Hotel Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
Evoking images of a New York speakeasy with deep purple furnishings, dark walls and Art Deco design elements, Hippodrome hotel is as cool as the Condesa neighborhood which surrounds it, just a stone's throw from some of Mexico City's best restaurants.
At a Glance
Housed inside the historic Tehuacan building, a fine example of traditional Mexican Art Deco architecture
Boutique property with just 16 luxurious guestrooms
Located on a quiet street in the cool Condesa neighborhood, right next to Parque Mexico
To start planning your vacation to Hippodrome Hotel Mexico City
Hippodrome hotel can be found in a quiet corner of Parque Mexico in the Condesa neighborhood, one of Mexico City's hippest districts with sleek art deco architecture, chic little bars and easy access to museums, galleries and independent boutiques. Its streets are brimming with culture and decidedly cool, its lively atmosphere making this both a pleasant place for visitors and also its residents.
Private and luxurious with a very strong focus on service, Hippodrome Hotel is an exclusive hideaway within the city. Its deep purple color scheme is beautifully accented by mirrors and Art Deco details which create a stylish environment; large windows and French doors allow in plenty of light and add to the feeling of space. Along with luxury furnishings and the latest modern technologies, the Hippodrome provides a personalized butler service 24 hours a day to all guests and an extensive concierge service.
There are just 16 guestrooms, creating an intimate atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant which serves delicious and contemporary Mexican cuisine and three bars, one of which creates the most refreshing gin cocktails and is open exclusively to guests and VIPs.
Whilst the 16 rooms at the Hippodrome are decidedly contemporary, elements of Art Deco design act as a charming reminder of the building's roots, making use of abstract angles and mirrors perfectly. Marble bathrooms can be found in each of the rooms and suites and all are furnished with high thread count fabrics, goose down pillows and plush custom-made beds. All rooms also feature HD smart TVs and entertainment systems.
The AIDA restaurant serves Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist and prides itself in its farm-to-table philosophy. There is a spacious terrace, as well as an intimate indoor dining area, private wine cellar and three bars - one serving exquisite gin cocktails exclusively to hotel guests and VIPs.
Mexico City is the focus of Mexico’s political, cultural and economic life. The city provides an eclectic mix of modern glass and steel structures and the colonial architecture of the past and visitors will find 75 museums and 10 archaeological zones. Mexico City’s historical center, designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, encompasses more than 1,400 historic structures, including the Templo Mayor (Great Temple of the Aztecs), as well as private mansions and civic and religious buildings.
Visit the southern neighborhoods for an insight into Frida Kahlo's tragic life and observe intricate murals by Diego Rivera. The nearby ruins at Teotihuacan make for an unmissable day trip or fantastic stop on route to explore Mexico's colonial highlands.
Location & Directions
Mexico City, Mexico
The Hippodrome Hotel can be found in Mexico City's Condesa district, famed for its Art Deco style buildings. The hotel sits opposite Parque Mexico and the famous Edifico Basurto, housed within the historic Tehuacan building, a prime example of the Mexican Art Deco style.
When to go
At this altitude (2240m above sea level), Mexico City rarely gets too hot therefore can be enjoyed at any time of year. The hotter months of May and June, and the rainy season (June-September), when the capital experiences a downpour most afternoons may want to be avoided. Pollution is in maximum effect in the hot, dry season of spring, from late February to early May. Busy times include the MACO Contemporary Arts Festival (April), the Pride march (late June), the Cake Festival (August) and Fashion Week (October).