Hotel Habita is Mexico City's take on contemporary minimalism with flair. A former apartment building turned boutique hotel, in the city’s fashionable Polanco area, this converted 1950s building looks like a frosted glass box and that ambiance is carried inside. Decor in the 36 rooms is streamlined chic with single frosted glass shelves in place of desks and armoires, simple, modern wooden chairs, and crisp white cotton bedding on beds, atop sleek dark wooden platforms. The rooftop bar, called Área, is a hot nightspot for both foreigners and "in crowd" locals, serving up exotic martinis. During the day, the same rooftop is relatively quiet with decent views of the city and a small pool that allows for some relaxing, despite the noise below. The hotel’s restaurant, Lobby, aptly located on the ground floor, serves Mexican bistro cuisine by famed chef Enrique Olvera (of Pujol) in a casual environment.