St. Regis Archive

The Top Luxury Hotels in Mexico City

Way back in 2008 we launched our Mexico City section and at the time we only featured five hotels. Mexico City has come a long way since then and it’s now routinely touted in magazines as the hot place to go this year. Back when we posted our first reviews there were very few leisure [&hellip

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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

[Editor’s note: this 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico post was updated in late February, 2020] The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be [&hellip

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A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [&hellip

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Why the Four Seasons Mexico City is Still Tops

Despite formidable new competition in Mexico City, Four Seasons remains the prestige address. Sure, Las Alcobas is an impressive small hotel with great rooms and the ginormous St. Regis Mexico City that opened a few blocks away at the end of 2009 is at the other end of the scale with its 31-story building. Both are places [&hellip

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Real Estate in Punta Mita, Mexico

We feature three kinds of travel reviews on Luxury Latin America: the best luxury hotels, interesting luxury travel tours, and Latin American real estate that appeals to foreigners buying a vacation home or retirement home in Mexico, Central America, or South America. In the latter category is a piece we put up a couple weeks [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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