Just beyond that? A tequila bar—which is where I decided to settle in. When in Mexico City.
It would have been an easy aesthetic choice for Soho House to adorn their interiors with antique-inspired furniture to match the centuries-old bones of the place. But instead, they embarked on an adventurous au courant route: in the Salon—Prim’s former living room—works by contemporary Mexican-born or residing artists hang on the gilded walls, including Alinka Echeverria and Gonzalo Lebrija. In fact, there are over 150 artworks hung throughout the house, many of which are impossible to miss: when I walk by the check-in desk, the attendants are standing in front of a colorful textile installation by the artistic duo Celeste. Meanwhile, the furniture embodies the cozy boho-chic style that Soho House has popularized through the last decade, while also embracing sumptuous jewel-tone velvets to up the grandeur.
The property is stunning during the daytime when the design details are easy to spy. Yet it’s at night when it really comes alive: DJs spin beats by the pool, and well-dressed guests pack the indoor bar while slinging back libations. The restaurant—housed in a glass greenhouse of sorts—is packed to the brim.
Needless to say, if you book one of Soho House’s hotel rooms, be prepared for a social stay: the house doesn’t close until 2 a.m. on the weekends, and many of its revelers attempt to linger even past then. Yet, if you are looking to visit Mexico City to indulge in the famous culinary and nightlife scene, there’s no better place to have an upscale, and, well, fun stay: the trendy bars and restaurants of Roma—including Elena Reygadas’s celebrated Rosetta, as well as Licorería Limantour—are less than a ten-minute Uber away. (Cafe Nin, also helmed by Reygadas, is about five.) And who says you need to have dinner with your drinks? Neighborhood chocolatería La Rifa offers a secret mezcal and chocolate pairing menu.