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Grupo Habita, the company that first introduced the boutique hotel concept in Mexico a decade ago with Hotel Habita, is taking a big step across the border, introducing its first property on U.S. soil.
Slated to open in early 2011, the Hotel Americano is under construction in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. The building is designed by TEN Arquitectos, the New York- and Mexico City-based architectural firm responsible for award-winning works including the Hotel Habita, and the hotel’s interior decoration is masterminded by Paris-based designer Arnaud Martigny. Hotel Americano will have two bars on the ground floor as well as a 10th-floor restaurant and terrace.
And that’s not the only project in the works for Grupo Habita. The company is also working on a new hotel in Mexico City’s historic city center, due to open in mid-2011, and another in Valle de Guadelupe, in Baja California’s wine country.