Mexico City Property in Midst of Renovation

The Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City is undergoing a $14 million renovation that is dramatically updating many areas of the property in an effort to attract more young clients.

Located in the center of the Mexico City’s historic Paseo de la Reforma, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F., offers 240 deluxe rooms and luxury suites in a colonial-style building. It was Mexico’s first luxury hotel when it opened in 1995, but started to feel a bit dated.

So, the property embarked on the major renovation project; some components, including the hacienda architecture and peaceful central courtyard, will remain intact, but some other features already have been changed. For one thing, Mexican details such as lamps suspended from ropes have been added in many guest rooms. The remainder of the rooms will be similarly renovated by early next year.

The huge lobby area has been transformed into several intimate salons with Mexican art and fireplaces, and the pink marble there was replaced with a contemporary design featuring large, hand-drawn crayon murals inspired by Aztec iconography.

New additions include Il Becco, offering a luxurious Italian fine dining experience and Pan Dulce, a bake shop featuring montaditos and French pastries with a Mexican touch (as well as Dom Perignon, from 5–6 p.m. only). The property’s other restaurant, Reforma 500, which offers Latin cuisine, is becoming trendier to attract a younger crowd.

All renovations and additions are slated to be completed by the end of 2016.

The property—which is just steps from Chapultepec Park and cool restaurants, bars and boutique shops—also offers some 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, divided among 13 function rooms, including a 4,230-square-foot ballroom.

Other hotel amenities include a full-service spa with Mexican-inspired treatments, an outdoor pool and health club, and a high-tech business center with a multilingual concierge.

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