Grupo Habita Opens Hotel Americano

2 decades after opening their first boutique hotel in Mexico, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have expanded Grupo Habita into the USA with the new Hotel Americano. Located in the middle of Chelsea’s art gallery district, the 56-room hotel was fashioned out of a former parking garage by award-winning Mexico City-based architect Enrique Norten into a 10-storey, metal mesh-wrapped lodging that reflects its urban location yet creates a sense of escape.

 

For the interiors, Couturier and Micha turned to Paris-based interior designer Arnaud Montigny, who has added a Japanese influence and simplicity to the accommodations. Wooden platform beds, leather upholstery, white walls and warm lighting create the feel of an urban ryokan in each guestroom, accented by the bathroom with its soaking tub and/or shower. Guests will also enjoy modern comforts including a flatscreen television and an iPad programmed with well-edited listings for culture, dining, wellness and sports options in New York.

 

Hotel Americano’s restaurants and bars are set to take West Chelsea’s dining scene by storm with excellent cuisine, chic surrounds and stylish vibes. Chef Olivier Reginensi (formerly of Daniel) helms The Americano dishing out French fare with a Latin flair, while La Piscine’s sizzling grills are accentuated by cocktails served to the cozy cabanas and sunny daybeds. After dark, the Brazilian-style Bar Americano and exclusive El Privado private lounge lets guests and New Yorkers alike unwind and socialize over alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.

 

The property offers indoor and outdoor private event space for meeting and party planners, while recreation offerings include the rooftop swimming pool and deck, winter thermal bath and a fleet of Manhattan-made Bowery Lane bicycles that guests can utilize to explore the neighbourhood.

 

Grupo Habita’s portfolio of designer boutique hotels now covers 11 properties across Mexico and the USA, including the Habita Hotel and Condesa df in Mexico City, Acapulco’s Hotel Boca Chica, as well as the Habita MTY in Monterrey.

 

For more information, visit www.hotel-americano.com or www.grupohabita.mx.

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