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The St. Regis Mexico City

by Carly Allen

Jun 1, 2017
GT Tested

Arrival/Check-In: I arrived in Mexico City on a beautiful early spring day — a light breeze and 75 degrees. I couldn’t ask for a better start to my day. The St. Regis offers car service from Benito Juárez International Airport, worth the extra spend for its convenience. However, Uber is up and running in Mexico City and offers a good alternative.

The St. Regis is located in the heart of the business district and sits right on Paseo de la Reforma, one of the main streets in the city that can pretty much get you anywhere. Upon my arrival, the doormen were friendly and immediately took my bags and showed me to the third floor, which holds the main lobby, reception desk and restaurants. I enjoyed a cool refreshment during check-in and was quickly shown to my room.

Guest Quarters: My executive suite was beautiful, with lots of sitting space, and made me wish I were staying longer than one night. Natural light flooded in through the floor-to-ceiling windows into the living room, where a full couch and six-person dining table sat. The suite did not include a desk, so I used the dining table as my work place. The room also boasted a hidden flat-screen TV, nicely stocked bar and guest bathroom.

Ornate double doors led to the bedroom, which also featured full-length windows, covering the king-sized bed and lounge chairs in sunlight. The large marble bathroom off the bedroom included his-and-hers sinks, a vanity and TV screens embedded in the mirrors on either side of the room. A large bathtub was welcoming; however, although the stand-alone shower offered great water pressure, its awful lighting made showering a bit clumsy.

Services/Amenities: The Remède Spa is a must-try, even if it’s for a quick post-flight massage or facial. I have visited many hotel spas, and this one now tops my list. My 90-minute massage, along with a full-body scrub, provided a perfect ending to my day of travel. The space is modern and features a great combination of natural light in the locker room and a small yet nicely appointed waiting room with natural snacks and fruit-infused water.

As most frequent travelers like to keep their fitness routine consistent, the hotel’s full-access gym makes it easy. The view from the front line of cardio machines offers a great incentive to work out, especially at sunrise. The gym boasts a Pilates room, a juice bar and a beautiful indoor pool with lanterns and lounge chairs in front of floor-to-ceiling windows.

The property has a half-dozen dining options ranging from cafés to private dining rooms. My colleagues and I made great use of the King Cole Bar, located on the third floor. This classy bar offers signature cocktails (try the tequila Bloody Mary) and a large outdoor seating space overlooking the Fountain of Diana. It’s a nice venue for more casual business meetings or gathering with friends for cocktails.

TOP TAKEAWAYS:

◆ The St. Regis is centrally located minutes away from dining hot spots and museums.

◆ The friendly and professional staff, especially the doormen, make The St. Regis a 5-star property.

◆ The outside patio at the King Cole Bar is a must-try.

The St. Regis Mexico City

Paseo de la
Reforma 439
Cuauhtémoc 06500
Mexico City, Mexico
tel 52 55 5228 1818
starwoodhotels.com

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