The Ultimate Hotel
A favorite among elite executives, rock stars, politicians and fashionable travelers, Mexico City’s St. Regis has become a local hospitality icon since opening in 2009. The hotel, outfitted by Canadian interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg,occupies the first 16 floors of “starchitect”Cesar Pelli’s 31-story tower on Paseo de la Reforma, modeled after Europe’s grand boulevards.
The spacious rooms are subtly decorated with modern furnishings like jewel-toned velvet chairs, tufted leather ottomans, and huge, comfortable beds. Rooms also have floor-to-ceiling windows, so be sure to request accommodations overlooking the city. The St. Regis also has some of the best showers around: cavernous, marble retreats with powerful rain shower heads.
The J&G Grill carries more than just the Jean-Georges Vongerichten name. Its menu of international dishes is updated with plenty of Mexican flair. Pizzas are topped with avocado, cilantro and lime, while fresh-fish sashimi are kicked up with chipotle mayo. If the weather permits, score terrace seating at Diana, on the third floor. The leafy outdoor dining room over Reforma is a gorgeous setting for executive chef Guy Santoro’s seasonal creations. Don’t miss the King Cole Bar, to sample its mezcal-infused take on the Bloody Mary,St. Regis’ trademark cocktail.
The hotel’s 15th and 16th floor house the spa and gym facilities. The windows up here make every workout spectacular, because if the treadmill or the pool can’t get your heart rate up, the panoramic vistas will. The Remède Spa is equally fabulous, with its menu of customizable treatments. To keep the wellness theme going, the spa has juice bar stocked with all sorts of healthy refreshments.
Out and About
There’s plenty to explore right around the hotel’s address, including the gorgeous Chapultepec Castle, which served as the residence of Mexican Emperor Maximilian I during the 1860s. If you want to venture further out, you’ll want to check out the St. Regis’ Cultural Curator, three exclusive itineraries that showcase the best of the city’s bustling cultural offerings.
The hotel’s prime location, bottomless services and contemporary style will give you the most luxurious stay Mexico’s capital can offer.
Deluxe rooms start at $495.
Paseo de la Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, Federal District
Tel.: +52 (55) 5228-1818