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.
◆ 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
Mexico City, Mexico
tel 52 55 5228 1818
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics to determine the best destinations for an upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. The brand’s study found the estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is $5,000. Munich boasts a $1.43 billion annual economic impact on Munich. During Oktoberfest, nearly 2 million gallons of beer are consumed and more than 510,000 whole roast chickens eaten.
Qantas will start using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Sydney–Santiago route starting in late June 2020.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
On Location Experiences makes it easy for travelers to head to London or Mexico City for upcoming NFL games. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders Oct. 6, and the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 13; Wembley Stadium hosts the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams Oct. 27, and the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 3; and Estadio Azteca hosts the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers Nov. 18.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Hotel brands all over the world have pushed for sustainability. For many, it began with reducing single-use plastics, like straws. InterContinental recently announced the end of in-room miniature toiletries.