This plush, privately owned member of the Leading Hotels of the World is on the edge of the Zona Rosa and just blocks from Chapultepec Park. Its Art Nouveau facade combines pink stone and curved glass, and the lobby is filled with an eclectic sculpture collection selected by the owners. Rooms and suites are spacious, with a recently renovated look that tempers the dominant Art Deco theme with modern elements.
Mahogany wood furniture, carpeting, and gentle lamp lighting give rooms a homey feel. The well-priced "executive" rooms are the size of most hotels' suites.
Ask for a higher-floor room facing Reforma—they have fantastic views.
Marble bathrooms, generously sized, with L'occitane toiletries, robes and slippers.
The capacious lobby is home to an eclectic, at times bizarre, collection of art and sculpture.
Within the glass-atriumed spa, the indoor pool has an outdoor feel, with an attached whirlpool.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The pool is adults-only.
The 16000-sq. ft. Spa Marquis houses the indoor pool, fitness center, ten treatment rooms, and separate saunas, steam rooms, and jacuzzis for men and women.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Spa access isn't complimentary in all room rates.
The glass-domed fitness center is state of the art, with on-site trainers.
The hotel's three restaurants include a branch of famed Spanish tapas bar La Cuchara De San Sebastián, open daily from 1:00-10:00.
Area is very safe, with Condesa, Roma, Zona Rosa, and Juárez all within walking distance.
Rokai (10-minute walk) is one of the city's best Japanese restaurants; make a reservation, as it's very small. Grab tacos de carnitas from the outdoor taco stand at Los Panchos (8-minute walk). Dine on traditional Mexican fare ringed by chirping caged birds at Casa Bell (7-minute walk).
Fiebre de Malta (9-minute walk) is one of the best places to explore Mexico's craft beer scene, with good food as well. Salon Ríos (6-minute walk) is a new cantina with an old-school vibe.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Luxury at a fair price, with a world-class spa.