In a metropolis as large and vibrant as Mexico City, it’s important to stay at a hotel where you know you’ll be taken care of. Enter The St. Regis Mexico City, centrally located in the popular Reforma area, in close proximity to monuments and other attractions. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve come up with five reasons that make it an excellent choice for your next visit to the Federal District.
1. Service at the touch of a button. After you’ve been greeted at the lobby with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, your valet escorts you to your room. Minutes later, your private butler will be at the door, offering you assistance with unpacking and orienting you with the one-touch lighting control, the one-touch call service and the room’s other amenities. Where some hotels might offer a similar service with upgraded room types, at The St. Regis Mexico City, every guest is provided with his own English-trained butler. Need an item pressed or your shoes shined? All you need to do is push a button and your assigned butler will be on hand to assist with virtually every need.
2. You’ll enjoy one of the best showers. When traveling, there are two things about a room that can make a stay perfect: The first is a comfortable bed. In that regard, The St. Regis Mexico City has you covered with a plush pillow-top bed swathed in soft, luxurious, high-thread-count linens. The second is a fantastic bathroom, and the handsomely appointed, marble escapes come with every amenity you could want. From an in-mirror television screen at the vanity, to a deep, sunken tub, to the fragrant Remède Spa toiletries, the bathrooms are top notch. But the marquis characteristic of the bathroom is, without a doubt, the rainfall shower. It will envelop you in a veritable deluge of water so satisfying that it just might be one of the best showers you’ll ever have.
3. Work out, swim or spa to spectacular panoramic city views. Situated on the 15th floor of the hotel, The St. Regis Mexico City’s spa sits on one side, and the gym, pool and Jacuzzi on the other. At the gym, you’ll be greeted by an attendant, a bowl of fresh fruit and bottles of water before you’re led to an area where the cardio equipment — treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines — face floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the entire city. When you’re done with your workout, the women’s and men’s locker rooms both boast dry saunas, where you can relax before taking dip in the indoor pool or Jacuzzi. There again, breathtaking views of the sparkling metropolis await. These same vistas will greet you when you go for a pampering session at the hotel’s Remède Spa. At one of the best full-service day spas in the city, get a relaxing manicure or pedicure while gazing out onto the gorgeous cityscape, or indulge in a customized massage.
4. It’s one of the newest luxury properties in Mexico City. Designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, the Mexico City hotel debuted in 2009. Its design is modern-contemporary and pristine inside and out, looking as new as the day it was built. Technological advancements such as buttonless elevators, which can only be accessed via key card, ensure the safety of guests. For business travelers and social media mavens, Wi-Fi is a snap, and a strong signal keeps you connected no matter where you are in the property. The hotel even smells new thanks to a lovely custom fragrance of jasmine and bergamot that greets you when you enter the building and walk about the public spaces.
5. The Sunday buffet brunch is the best in the city. There are brunches, and then there is the Sunday brunch at The St. Regis Mexico City. In the signature eatery, Diana Restaurant, which overlooks the landmark Fountain of Diana the Huntress, dine on a rich bounty of rotating themed food stations, alfresco or indoors. For your pleasure, there is a sushi station, where you can choose a selection of sashimi, nigiri or customize your own rolls. A ceviche station boasts several types of fish, with choices of toppings such as red onions, sweet potato, choclo (Andean corn) and avocado. Stop at the marisco (“seafood”) station for smoked salmon, fresh oysters and a helping of large shrimp, while omelet and taco stations let you build your own creations from scratch. A carving area has fresh cuts of prime rib and ham, while a dessert section provides close to 50 choices of cakes and other sweets — all served with free-flowing champagne and mimosas.
Bonus: The St. Regis Mexico City will sponsor The St. Regis Team during the 23rd annual Mexican Polo Open (October 31 to November 9), an exclusive event that attracts some of the country’s influential leaders, celebrities and socialites. In addition to the team, a VIP hospitality lounge at the event will feature specialty culinary offerings by the chefs of the hotel, including executive chef Guy Santoro.
Photos Courtesy of St. Regis Mexico City-Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.