AR 218 HOTEL is located in the heart of Colonia Condesa, which is well known for its large number of cafes, bookstores, restaurants, galleries and shops, as well as its night life and cultural activities. La Condesa is adjacent to Colonia Roma; they share a bohemian spirit and, together, they create the Cultural Corridor Roma-Condesa.
Colonia Roma is something like the tip of the spear of the transformation in Mexico City. In a city that is still dominated by cars, this neighborhood makes bike transportation a real possibility. A neighborhood full of art galleries, vintage clothing boutiques and the most alternative restaurants.
This is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. It is full of art deco houses and art nouveau palaces that harmoniously coexist with California style buildings or other more modern. Most restaurants, bars and music venues, such as Plaza Condesa, are concentrated around the two main parks of the area: Parque España and Parque México. You cannot miss a walk through the ancient hippodrome track, now converted into Amsterdam Avenue, visit the shops or galleries and, of course, enjoy its hundreds of options to party. At night, you can enjoy Condesa’s bohemian atmosphere in its several bars, restaurants and places to dance and listen to music. We recommend to walk down the streets of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Michoacán and Ámsterdam, to enjoy exquisite Italian, Arabic, French, Japanese, Cuban, Argentinian, Mediterranean and of course, Mexican dishes. La Condesa, quintessential cultural shrine, boasts numerous bookshops, art galleries, bars, furniture stores and boutiques.
One of the elements that make Colonia Roma stand out is its urban design along with its remarkable innovations: wide streets with medians in Orizaba; wide, tree-lined avenues like Veracruz and Álvaro Obregón: a Parisian boulevard. The last art nouveau buildings, with its eclectic and francized style, that distinguished Porfirio Diaz’s regime, were built in Colonia Roma. Around 1,500 are still preserved, and have already been converted into artistic monuments. In the 1990’s the neighborhood was reborn, getting some fresh air and then setting up a number of art galleries, libraries, museums and schools. From then onwards, the area has kept developing its cultural profile.