Downtown Hotel. "We had the tremendous fortune of staying in two separate Grupo Habita properties while we were in Mexico City. And while both were examples of adaptive reuse, this particular property, the Downtown Hotel, was adapted from being a palace for a count. So yeah, the room was literally palatial. (And this is one of those few times where I think springing for a room upgrade is an incredibly good value.) In addition to the thoughtful and contextual design by Cherem Arquitectos, the whole hotel group—Grupo Habita—is at the center of all things design and culture in Mexico, so they make for the best concierges a traveler like me could ask for."