St. Regis Mexico City - Hotel Review
Moving on Up in Mexico's Capital Cityby Alain Gayot
With its ample collection of local landmarks, Mexico City hardly needed another. But that doesn't mean lovers of iconic architecture aren't grateful to Cesar Pelli for providing a new one in the form of The St. Regis Mexico City. The man behind One Canada Square at Canary Wharf in London, the World Financial Center in New York and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Pelli designed what is now the second tallest building the world. Towering at 495 feet, it enjoys an enviable location, dwarfing the Diana fountain at a historic corner on the Paseo de la Reforma. The 31-story mixed use structure brings even more world class luxury to the city, with the upcoming J&G Steakhouse by Jean-Georges (slated to open at the end of 2011) and the upscale retail space at street level, a ballroom on the second floor, and the third-floor Diana Restaurant, King Cole Bar and outdoor terrace.
Higher up in the hotel, guests will find elegant rooms and suites designed by Yabu Pushelberg of Toronto, Canada, and adorned with details inspired by Mexican arts and crafts styles. Three categories of rooms will pamper you, from Deluxe to Grande Deluxe to the Executive, St. Regis, Luxury and Astor suites — all, of course, with 24-hour butlers. Amenities include plush beds dressed with Pratesi linens, flat screen TVs and high-speed Internet access.
To work out, you need only to head up to the fifteenth floor where the unobstructed view of the city will energize you, while the Kinesis Technogym machines sculpt your body into one of an Aztec warrior. You can also keep fit in one of the twin infinity edge pools. And if relaxation is what you have in mind, on the next floor up you will find the Remède Spa. Of note: the spa's two-hour La Luna healing ritual.