St. Regis Archive

The Bathroom Wars at Luxury Hotels

When luxury hotels do battle trying to one-up each other, the guests reap the benefits. Some amenities come and go—remember when suites had to have a fax machine? Others become so popular that they get folded into the requirements for AAA 5-diamond awards, like having three phones in the room or a shower stall separate [...]

Suave St. Regis in Mexico City

The St. Regis in Mexico City officially opened late last year, but it took us a while to act on that because we were caught by surprise. After all, the Ritz-Carlton there that was announced in 2007 never materialized (we hear it’s going to be an office building now) and Las Alcobas took a year [...]

Mexico’s New 5-Diamond Hotels

Each year there’s a lot of anticipation about which hotels in North America will join AAA’s prestigious 5-Diamond list. This is a tough club to join as the physical requirements to meet are daunting and there are a lot of expenses involved, such as having a high staff-to-guest ratio and people who can speak multiple [...]

Latin America Travel and Real Estate News

There’s a lot going on outside of what we cover in detail here, so today we’ll take a step back and look at the travel and real estate news for Latin America. – Argentina seems to have backpedaled on its unpopular decision to start soaking North American and British visitors an extra $130 or more [...]

Review of New St. Regis Resort in Mexico

When there is a notable new luxury hotel opening in Latin America, we try to get one of our correspondents in there to check it out. We recently posted a review of the brand new St. Regis Punta Mita resort, north of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. For many years the Four Seasons has had this [...]