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Outdoor, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Walkways, and Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower Today, as in the 1970s, the central courtyard is an oasis within the city. Along with a pool, the area is also home to a market-centric restaurant.

For architect Javier Sanchez of JSa Arquitectura, the transformation from motel to (boutique) hotel began with "urban-archeological work," as his team researched the structure's past lives. Digging through decades' worth of renovations, and, virtually, through Google Images, they found inspiration in the relaxed poolside glamour of the interior courtyard in its heyday—then updated it by losing dated touches like the AstroTurf patio and by streamlining the swimming pool into a modern, glass-edged refuge.   Photo 1 of 7 in This Mexico City Hotel is a Showcase of New Mexican Design