This intimate design hotel fits right in with its trendy Polanco district location. Offering just 35 soothing accommodations, including a penthouse with a wraparound terrace overlooking the sophisticated neighborhood, the former 1950s apartment building is a chic alternative to Mexico City's large luxury hotels. With spacious outdoor areas, the suites are to be coveted, but the standard guest rooms also appeal with Italian linens, custom rosewood furniture and surround-sound home theater systems. Two house restaurants serve modern takes on Mexican favorites and seasonal Italian cuisine. At Aurora Spa, indigenous body treatments make healing use of local tree bark and volcanic mud.