Words by Carlie Tucker
Mexico City is a leader in consumer product production, which makes it a hub for international business. In fact, recent studies on corporate travel trends have listed this Central American capital as number nine in the top 10 global destinations for business travel. As such, the city is brimming with staying options that cater to travellers with professional pursuits. To avoid the task of skimming hotel after hotel in search of the perfect place to stay, here are four great hotels well worth consideration.
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Comfort Inn CD de Mexico Santa Fe
A great option for business travellers keeping an eye on the bottom line, this hotel provides excellent value for money with a convenient location and quality amenities. Enjoy easy access to key corporate districts as well as close proximity to universities and sightseeing attractions. If you have time for the latter, the Tequila Jose Cuervo Salon and Parados de la Montana Park as well as the Santa Fe Centre and Plaza Arcos shopping malls are all close by.
When it comes to the rooms, everything required of a comfortable business stay is accounted for: quality bed, private bathroom and designated workspace. Guests are also treated to such extras as complimentary local calls, high-speed WiFi access and a daily newspaper. There is a 24-hour business centre onsite as well as a fitness centre.
Book a stay at this SmartSTAY hotel through your FCBT Travel Manager and you'll also receive complimentary WiFi access, breakfast and fast track Diamond Status in the Choices Privileges program with 4,000 bonus points.
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St Regis Hotel
If you're a business traveller that demands 5-star service and amenities, this hotel is sure to meet your requirements. After all, each stay comes complete with legendary St Regis Butler Service. Overlooking the historic Paseo de la Reforma, its outstanding position provides busy travellers with close proximity to many of the city's key business and leisure precincts. This includes Polanco and Condesa districts.
There are six different room layouts to choose from, ranging from the Deluxe Room to the St Regis Suite. Plush bathrobes and slippers come standard across all rooms, as do queen or king-sized beds with Pratesi linens, marble bathrooms and a GDA system that allows you to control all aspects of the room (from the drapes to the TV). There is also a work desk and chair, designated sitting area and daily newspaper delivery.
Beyond the rooms, guests are invited to enjoy the Remede Spa, business room, exercise room, swimming pool, tennis club, dining options and 24-hour concierge desk.
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NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
Luxury and airport hotel don't often go hand in hand, but the NH Collection Mexico City is doing things a bit different. With advanced soundproofing and open communal spaces, it is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Everything you could possibly need is located onsite, including an outdoor pool, sun terrace and bar, a spa with four treatment rooms and numerous dining options. It also happens to be just 30 minutes by taxi from the city centre, which means you're never too far detached.
There are 287 rooms, with four configurations to choose from. Each one offers up modern style with comfortable beds, a sitting area, work desk and private bathroom. WiFi access is available as are electrical adapters to keep you connected as you travel. Book a room at this SmartSTAY hotel through your Travel Manager and you'll get complimentary WiFi, a 10% discount on food and beverages at the hotel and late check-out to 2pm (subject to room availability).
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Not your typical business hotel, the Downtown Mexico is a colonial former 17th-century palace. It's situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers travellers a boutique option with just 17 suites to choose from. Think modern comfort meets historic charm with exposed stone walls, soaring vaulted ceilings and all the finishes required of a comfortable hotel room. This includes a queen or king sized bed, wooden work desk and large modern bathroom. Each room also offers the convenience of WiFi.
There is an onsite restaurant as well as a rooftop bar featuring views over the Cenro Historico district. Currency exchange is available onsite as well as a pool. Outside of the hotel, there are a number of sightseeing options available to ensure any free time is well spent getting to know the distinct charm of the city. This includes Zocalo, Palacio de Belles Artes, Condesa and San Angel.