May 11, 2018
The Habita is Mexico City’s smartest contemporary hotel, an uber-boutique of considerable style. But it hides its greatest asset up on the roof. Looking out over the surrounding streets of the city’s upmarket Polanco district, the decked roof terrace features a sleek bar area and a funky lap pool lit by a lightning effect wall mural. Serious swimming is clearly not this pool’s raison d’etre, instead it’s all about the atmosphere and the cutting edge look the place, as live DJs provide the aural backdrop for the bar’s beautiful crowd of young, pre-clubbing types. Though obviously a superb place to hang out on a hot summer evening, patio heaters and an open fireplace make it equally palatable come winter. Videoes (and the odd football match) are occasionally projected onto the side of a nearby building.