Quick Review: The St. Regis Mexico City

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The St. Regis Mexico City

The Location: The 31-story St. Regis Mexico City, designed by Cesar Pelli, overlooks the Diana Fountain on the famous Paseo de la Reforma, the city’s grandest old boulevard and promenade, between Polanco and Zona Rosa. 

The Rooms: The hotel has 189 rooms and suites ranging in size from 538 square feet (for a Deluxe Room, which is what I stayed in) to more than 3,000 square feet (for the two-bedroom St. Regis Suite). In a word, they’re posh. The beds are dressed in Pratesi linens, and the marble bathrooms—even in the smallest rooms—are gorgeous and extravagantly appointed with everything you could possibly need.

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A standard bathroom; standard Deluxe room; King Cole Bar; chalupas; jazz trio at King Cole Bar

The Food & Drink: I enjoyed a lovely dinner and a lavish brunch in the signature restaurant, Diana, whose rising-star chef, Jorge Vallejo, is protégé of Enrique Olvera (celebrity chef of Pujol). But if I had to pick a single favorite bite from everything I sampled at the hotel, I’d have to say it was the chalupas, which I enjoyed on the terrace of the King Cole Bar—a classic taste of Mexico in a spectacular alfresco setting with a view of the Mexico City skyline. (UPDATE: Chef Jorge Vallejo has left St. Regis to open his own place, Quintonil. Review coming soon.)

 

The Remède Spa: My therapist was 20 minutes late because of a problem with the subway. But the staff was kind enough to order me a complimentary smoothie from room service while I waited in the lounge (which was actually ideal, since I had just come from the gym). Fortunately I didn’t have to be anywhere afterwards, and, in the end, the massage—60-minute aromatherapy with a paraffin foot treatment—was truly exceptional.

What I Liked Best: The butler service. Ahh, this is classic St. Regis. Upon arrival, the butler comes by to collect my suit and shirt for complimentary pressing. And with the morning wake-up call, he delivers complimentary coffee and retracts the drapes.

What I Liked Least: The lobby is located on the third floor, and the transition from the ground floor to the third floor makes me feel as if I’m entering a cold, impersonal office building, not a posh luxury hotel. Also, the windows simply aren’t sound-proofed; although my room was on the 11th floor, I could easily hear a dog barking somewhere in the neighborhood—all night long.

The Verdict: Highly recommended. This is easily one of the best hotels in the city.

The St. Regis Mexico City
Colonia Cuauhtemoc 439
Mexico City, Federal District 06500
+52 (55) 5228-1818
Rates from approximately $360 USD

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red thoughts and commentary about the places I visit south of the border.

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