Destination Guide

Mexico City

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The largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere, Mexico City, while remaining deeply-rooted in tradition, is in the midst of a modern renaissance. Visitors to the capital will experience its dynamism: ancient ruins juxtapose with modern architecture, age-old flavors pervade experimental cuisine and the colorful, vibrant city continues to evolve in its cultural identity.

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View from Courtyard - Four Seasons Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

Four Seasons Mexico City

The Four Seasons has been a staple of luxury in Mexico City since the 1990’s, and recent renovations ensure that the hotel is still one of the city’s best. Located downtown in the Paseo de la Reforma area, the Four Seasons is an oasis for travelers looking for an escape from the hectic city, while the central location is ideal for sightseeing.

With a simple and elegant exterior, the property has a quiet entrance and swanky, hip public spaces. Guests meet a small reception area and long hallway that opens to the hotel’s picturesque, verdant courtyard. A haven from the city’s noise, the garden is filled with intimate seating areas, and, come evening, is a lovely place to enjoy an aperitif while listening to live Spanish guitar.

Most of the rooms offer courtyard views and are designed with classic, clean lines styled with modern touches, such as dark wood French doors and abstract carpet designs. However, while accommodations are sleek and comfortable, the Four Seasons’ public spaces are the property’s main draw. In addition to the courtyard, guests enjoy the Fifty Mils Bar, which is a sizable space split into several nooks and as a result feels more like a private library than a hotel bar. Visitors should also be sure to check out the breakfast scene (in the hotel’s main restaurant), which draws a chic business crowd. Another perk of the property is the small outdoor pool, which, while family-friendly, is a lovely place relax for adults, too.

**Good to Know: **Those wanting a spa treatment should look to the St. Regis, as the Four Seasons Spa is small and underwhelming.

Suite at St. Regis Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

St. Regis Mexico City

Located in the heart of the city’s chic business district, the St. Regis commands 13 floors of a 31-story tower designed by acclaimed urban architect Cesar Pelli. The central location overlooking the Glorieta de la Diania roundabout is ideal, as the property sits within walking distance of the Chapultepec Castle and the historic downtown Zocalo Square.

The hotel lobby, located on the 3rd floor of the building and furnished with plush light blue seating, is a luxurious retreat from the bustling square below. The St. Regis’ 189 rooms are spacious and full of light, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and a modern and refined aesthetic (all rooms have a plush carpet, comfortable king-sized beds and large bathrooms with open plans). As is expected from the St. Regis, the rooms are equipped with the most up-to-date technology, including televisions in the bathrooms and multiple iPod docks.

The outstanding service is a true highlight of the property. Guests are greeted by cheery top hat–clad doorman, and every room comes with 24-hour butler service. The concierge team is made up of passionate locals who know every corner of the city and are happy to make special arrangements for guests (children’s programs and babysitting services are also available). Another draw is the hotel’s Remede Spa on the 15th floor. A true oasis from the city below, the spa boasts a lovely indoor pool and whirlpool with stunning views of the urban square. Next door there is also a modern and airy fitness center.

Indagare Tip: The property provides Bentley bicycles for guests to explore the city. Make sure to take a ride along the scenic Paseo de la Reforma on a Sunday (when the avenue is closed to vehicles).


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