An art deco tower at Mexico City’s top park
203 Rooms / 14 Suites
First-time visitors to Mexico City are often surprised by how green many parts of the metropolis can be, and that will most certainly be the case for guests who check in at Grand Fiesta Americana Chapultepec.
Jaw-dropping views of the Bosque de Chapultepec — the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere at 1,600 acres — can be seen from almost everywhere in the building. The Chapultepec Castle, the park’s crown jewel, sits atop a hill and feels almost within reach of the hotel’s exclusive suites and event rooms.
Both business and leisure travelers will cherish the proximity to some of the city’s main financial districts, plus buzzy Polanco and Reforma, where you’ll be able to savor world-class restaurants, museums and boutiques in between meetings or spa appointments at the luxury hotel.
Sitting across the Bosque de Chapultepec, the 20-story art deco building provides lush park and city views from its rooms. Recently updated, all of the stylish, contemporary accommodations are equipped with luxe beds and linens, as well as a full pillow menu ranging from goose down to hypoallergenic and orthopedic choices.
Double-glazed windows will block out any incoming noise from the streets below, so much so that you won’t believe you’re so close to the heart of the action of one of the world’s largest cities.
Located at the corners of the building, the 14 luxurious suites offer lounges and dining areas and views of the Chapultepec Castle. All room categories are appointed with new Nespresso coffee machines, stocked minibars and safety deposit boxes.
You will be spoiled for choice at the Grand Fiesta’s in-house spa, with its long menu of facial and body treatments — choices range from skin-firming and hydrating facials to relaxing and invigorating body work. Expect the skilled staff to use sumptuous ingredients during treatments, such as chocolate and wine masks, and caviar and gold-infused wraps.
If you want to re-create the lavish experience at home, check out some of the products for sale. The Winetherapy massage oils come in sets that make excellent souvenirs or gifts for loved ones, while a special pair of slippers with magnets that heat up help soothe sore feet.
Guests staying on the three Grand Club floors can access the upscale executive lounge for a full breakfast, evening snacks, beer and wine. Aside from the spa, the 19th floor also houses a fully equipped gym, too. The 18th floor holds several meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology, while the 20th floor is home to El Castillo, a stately events’ room surrounded by crystal walls that will allow up to 300 guests to admire the unforgettable views of the castle.
And with first-class dining options a few blocks away, the Mexico City hotel must keep up with its neighbors. Salammbô, the Grand Fiesta’s restaurant, does not disappoint with its fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine served during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Deco Bar, located in the hotel lobby, is a fine spot for a cocktail after a day of meetings or exploring the city.