It would be hard to miss the Camino Real — located in the heart of the upscale Polanco district, surrounded by Mexico City’s top museums, it is itself almost a museum, and something of a monument, both in terms of architectural distinction and in sheer volume. Designed by the renowned modern architect Ricardo Legorreta, this sprawling compound contains more than seven hundred rooms spread across eight acres, and its voluminous public spaces are packed with hundreds of works by contemporary artists both Mexican and otherwise.
Rooms are oversized, built to a resort scale rather than that of a typical city hotel, and are handsome, contemporary in atmosphere, and loaded with modern amenities, including high-speed internet access, satellite television and spacious marble baths. Half a dozen restaurants serve just about every conceivable variety of cuisine, from Mexico through Western Europe and Asia, with room service available around the clock.
Business facilities are comprehensive, with enough meeting rooms to brief a small army, and the recreational facilities include four tennis courts, three pools, a gymnasium and fitness center, and a massage program. The Camino Real’s Polanco location is ideal for business travelers and sightseers alike, offering easy access to the city’s arts and culture museums. Chapultepec Park is close at hand as well, and Polanco is home to Mexico City’s finest shopping.