Here is my review of the St. Regis Mexico City, an upscale hotel accessible with Marriott Bonvoy points.
I preferred to keep my points and pay for my stay with my Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card given the rate I got.
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In the lobby of the hotel, there is a concierge and an area overlooked by a magnificent chandelier.
To reach the reception, you must take the elevator. The luxury of the The St. Regis Mexico City. From the reception you have a wonderful view of the Diana Fountain roundabout.
If you are staying with your children, they will appreciate the St. Regis Kids stand, with popcorn and other candy.
That’s also where every evening, a bottle of champagne is sabered, and a glass is offered to each customer present. A tradition of the St. Regis hotels all over the world.
I gave my Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card as collateral and to pay for my stay there. With the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card, you earn 5 points per dollar for all your spending at Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
This is the best credit card to have if you stay at Marriott Bonvoy hotels frequently.
Because of my Marriott Bonvoy Titanium status, I was upgraded to a suite called “Executive Junior Room”. Upon entering, you will find the dressing room and the mini-bar.
Continuing towards the bedroom, there is a bathroom on the left with a large shower (which can be used as a Hammam). However, during my stay, I had pressure problems and the hot water took a long time to arrive.
I didn’t realise this until late in the evening and therefore didn’t ask for a change of room. However, as compensation, the hotel added 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to my account. A nice gesture!
The toilets are on the right.
Now the room! I particularly like the size of the room and the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Butler brought glasses of champagne along with the luggage. I also appreciate the presence of a Nespresso coffee machine.
Note that you can control the lights and other features of the room from a home automation device next to the bed. However, curtains and net curtains are manual.
The room is equipped with a large television set on the desk.
This choice is rather strange: not really visible from the bed, nor from the sofa. And it takes up a lot of desk space.
The sofa in the lounge is particularly comfortable and I liked the different shades. All in all, it is a very nice room in The St. Regis Mexico City.
Services at The St. Regis Mexico City
En haut de l’hôtel The St. Regis Mexico CityThe hotel has a spa, a swimming pool, a gym and a Kids Club.
Let’s start with the spa, changing rooms and sauna. Everything is bathed in a beautiful luminosity.
The indoor swimming pool, ideally heated, offers a beautiful view of Mexico City.
Two whirlpools are located on either side of the pool, themselves close to the bay window.
The gym is also bathed in natural light and the equipment is varied.
I particularly liked the space this room offers.
Parents will appreciate: The St. Regis Mexico City offers a Kids Club. For children aged 5 to 11, there are activities from Friday to Sunday.
The activities are varied and the space is bright. You can leave the children with the Kids Club staff from noon to 7 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. However, you must remain in the establishment.
Restaurants and bars
Terrace of the Diana restaurant
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s Diana restaurant, located on the reception level.
It is a particularly pleasant place overlooking the Fountain and rather well isolated from the noise of traffic.
No buffet: breakfast is à la carte (free for Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador members). The food is good, without being exceptional.
The hotel also offers other dining areas such as the J&G Grill (closed when I came).
King Cole Space
The King Cole Bar, with an entrance dedicated to Krug Champagne is impressive.
If you make purchases in the bars and restaurants of your hotel, do not forget to charge these expenses to your room bill. So you’ll earn up to 17.5 points per dollar based on your Marriott Bonvoy status!
And when you check out, pay with your Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card to earn 5 points per dollar!
The hotel The St. Regis Mexico City is one of the city’s top hotels.
The service is impeccable and I got special help from the concierge to book a COVID-19 PCR test for my return to Canada for a reasonable rate considering the rates in town (about $100 US directly at the hotel).
Would I have used between 50,000 and 70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to spend a night there? Maybe not. But it is certainly worth the rate paid of about $250 a night considering its facilities and location.
This is a hotel I would recommend if you are in town for a short time and want to treat yourself!