T he word is out; Mexico City has be- come the destination for digital no- mads around the globe. But you don’t have to be a digital nomad to fall in love with Mexico City. Away from the crowded historic center, Roma, Condesa, and Polanco’s tree-lined neighborhoods are colorful and alive with a vibrant outdoor café culture. Cool mornings give way to sunny, warm days with no humidity, fantastic restaurants, muse- ums, history, and fresh tropical juices squeezed on every corner. Best of all, it’s so inexpensive! Where to stay to experience the magic of Mexico City? Brick Hotel in the heart of Roma Norte is a member of Small Luxury Ho- tels of the World. You might imagine that the “Bricks” of Brick Hotel were hand-crafted from the clay of Mexico’s historic Aztec pyra- mids. In fact, it was B.Y.O.B., “Bring Your Own Bricks.” At the turn of the twentieth cen-

tury, Sir William Newbold, the first manager of the Bank of London and Mexico built his new mansion with English bricks used to add weight to the boat from England to Mexico. The unique origin story is the foundation of today’s 17-room boutique hotel; a blend of authentic Mexico City and interna- tional sophistication. Love the location! Right in the heart of Roma Norte at the intersection of Orizaba and Tabasco streets. Check-in begins with a Welcome Bar Menu of passionfruit mar- garitas, pineapple mezcal cocktails, or a fresh berry lemonade. The Brick experience is a unique indoor/outdoor experience from the guestroom balcony, to the glass-enclosed restaurant Cerrajeria, Terrazza 95’s casual outdoor café with firepit lounges, and the Rooftop lounge. Just when you think you’ve checked out

all of The Brick’s lounges, you discover another. Don’t miss the Embury Speakeasy Lounge located on the lower level! The Brick’s executive Chef, Armondo Acosta is one of the country’s celebrated chefs. Cerrajeria is Brick’s signature restau- rant, a global fusion of Chef Acosta’s Mexico City heritage with his years at two of Spain’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Acosta has designed all the dining experiences at Brick, from the inventive Cerrajeria to a 10-course tasting menu at the chef’s table; a great casual menu outdoors at Terraza 95, and the Rooftop Lounge. Indoors and outdoors, at Brick Hotel you’re a part of the energy of Roma Norte. slh.com/hotels/brick-hotel ––DEBBIE SILVER


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