It’s been 28 years since Nick Jones founded the global network of exclusive, creative clubhouses in London, expanding its presence across North America, Europe and Asia – and now Latin America. The Mexico City outpost is the brand’s first in the region and revives a colonial-era heritage residence in the capital’s Colonia Juárez neighbourhood.
The building is an architectural blend of baroque and French influences, featuring a house and annex with three bars and lounges, including a tequila bar, an underground vinyl listening bar, and a sunny courtyard. On the edge of the signature, 19-metre-long outdoor pool is The Pool House – a European greenhouse turned dining room. Its steel frame has been painted olive green and hung with contemporary, neo-gothic chandeliers, with a tree taking centre-stage, rising through the high of the glass-enclosed space.
Soho House’s in-house design team crafted all the interiors, which celebrate the European features of the building with original finishes and flourishes pointing to its regal past – similarly, bespoke modern furnishings and upholstery showcase contemporary Mexican designers.
The Salon – originally the living room – is an airy but earthy space daubed in burnt ochre shades and decorated with art by Mexican-born, raised or trained artists. Around 150 works run the gamut from paper and pottery to textiles, paintings and photography, produced by emerging and established artists.
Adjoining The Salon is The Library – a workspace for members – and The Dining Room. But venture into the brick-vaulted cellar, and you’ll find several lounges, including a vinyl bar and listening room, with custom furniture, hand-blow lighting sconces and more artworks.
Soho House Mexico City’s restaurant also promises to be a significant culinary draw, helmed by three- Michelin-starred chef and James Beard Award recipient Christopher Kostow. And in a local twist, the House boasts a bar dedicated entirely to tequila, with selections from across Mexico.
An initial four guest rooms are available exclusively to members and tucked on the second floor of the main House. Dubbed Casa Cosy, Casa Big Accessible, Casa Large, and Casa Extra Large, they range in size to each has an emperor-sized bed and rainforest shower and is furnished with signature Soho House and European pieces, plus handmade Oaxacan tapestries and art.