Grupo Habita

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Grupo Habita
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderMoisés Micha and Carlos Couturier
Area served
Mexico and the United States

Grupo Habita is a boutique hotel developer-operator based in Mexico City that owns hotels across Mexico and several in the United States.


Grupo Habita was founded in 1994 by Moisés Micha and Carlos Couturier,[1] and opened its first hotel in 2000, called Habita Hotel and located in Mexico City.[2]


Afterward, Grupo Habita expanded its base and established 13 hotels across Mexico, with its most notable and praised property, Downtown, in Mexico City.[2][3] The company later started branching into the United States.

One of its hotels, Deseo, has been described as playing a crucial part in making the Playa del Carmen region of Mexico a hot spot for tourism.[2]

In 2011, the firm opened its first U.S. property, a hotel called Hôtel Americano in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.[2] This hotel is Grupo Habita's largest, with 56 rooms.[4]

Grupo Habita's hotels have been described by observers as being excellent for younger travelers.[2][3]

The group will operate a hotel in Chicago's Wicker Park, due to open in spring 2016.[5]

In 2016 it also expressed an interest in opening a hotel in the Stockade District of Kingston, New York,[6] a historic Hudson Valley city north of New York City that is fast becoming a cultural hot spot, with a large local hipster culture, a strong arts community and a vibrant nightlife.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Carlos Couturier: Designer Fruits", Nowness. August 26, 2012. Accessed August 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Oates, Greg (December 13, 2013). "How Grupo Habita is Redefining the Small Hotel Business". Skift. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Drillinger, Meagan (October 1, 2013). "Millennials in Mexico - Meet Grupo Habita". Travel Agent Central. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Grupo Habita Tapped to Run Boutique Hotel in Wicker Park's Northwest Tower". DNAinfo. March 21, 2014. Archived from the original on August 31, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Alisa Hauser. "New Wicker Park Boutique Hotel Will Include Second Restaurant Next to Pool Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine". DNAinfo. August 26, 2015. Retrieved on December 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "A visit to Grupo Habita's Hôtel Americano in Chelsea". Kingston Times. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Kingston's Moment: Celebrities and Creative Types Rediscover Historic Town". Women’s Wear Daily. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "NYC Weekend Trip: A Guide to Kingston in NY's Hudson Valley". Untapped Cities. Retrieved September 28, 2016.