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7 Reasons you’ll love the Four Seasons Mexico City

How does a hotel go from fusty to fabulous (and inspire you to stay there)?

Invest $14 million in a 14-month-long renovation – and make the lobby pop with bold orange and red colors.

That’s just what the Four Seasons Mexico City did.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

The hotel is more properly called the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. because “Mexico, D.F.” is the official name of Mexico City – D.F. stands for distrito federal or “federal district.”

We visited Mexico City for a few days after a short Acapulco stop-over.

(And by the way, if you want a villa in Acapulco with a private pool, stay at the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques – fabulous!)

Four Seasons Mexico City

We’d heard the Four Seasons hotel in Mexico City had finished up a big reno, and we were keen to see for ourselves what the makeover looked like.

(We’re also Four Seasons fans – the luxury hotel operator is a Canadian-based company, we’re Canadian, and ever since sleeping in an overwater bure at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora, we’ve been hooked on Four Seasons hotels.)

7 Things to love about the Four Seasons Mexico City

7 things to love about the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

1) Cool hang-out spots and bright colors

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation lobby

The gigantic, handpainted, orange- and-red mural at reception really catches your eye when checking in at the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City.

And if you’re there to work or socialize, small salons with fireplaces branching off from the lobby hallway are inviting places to haul out your laptop or catch up with friends.

2) Slurping on pasta!

The hotel’s high-end Italian restaurant, Il Becco, is a hit.

Can you say linguini with lobster and pecorino cheese? 

Il Becco is also the largest importer of Italian wine in Mexico.

3) Chic guestrooms

Four Seasons Mexico City Guest Room

French designers have jazzed up all 240 rooms and suites.

The carpeting is a great brain teaser – to us, it looked a bit like cans of burgundy paint had been artistically spilled on a soft cream canvas.

4) Follow your nose to the pastry shop

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation - Pan Dulce

Got a sweet tooth?

Get your sugar fix at Pan Dulce, the bakery and pastry shop.

In the mornings, we saw almond croissants, orange pound cake and carrot cinnamon muffins on display.

In the evenings, tempting raspberry, lime and chocolate tarts threatened to lure us in for a little extra dessert after dinner.

5) Need a hair-cut?

Busy gents can nip in for a trim at the hotel’s new English-style barbershop (called Gentleman’s Tonic).

6) Breakfast alfresco

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City courtyard

The beautiful leafy courtyard has wrought iron heat lamps to take the morning chill out of the air.

Eating breakfast outside here is a lovely way to start your day.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City courtyard

7) Oh-so-helpful concierge

The super-helpful concierge personnel – who know the city inside out and steered us in the right directions – may not be new.

But they sure made visiting the city easier for us, and so they deserve mention here.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City


The Four Seasons Mexico City is just a short 10-minute walk from the city’s most famous museum, the National Museum of Anthropology. (Be sure to visit the museum if you’re in the city – it’s awesome!)

Anything not to like?

We’re hard-pressed to think of something. Oh, wait – it would be nice if the outdoor pool were a little bigger, so you could swim more than 10 strokes before bumping into the edge.

Then again, it’s nice the Four Seasons (which is an urban hotel in a major metropolis) even has an outdoor pool with comfy lounge chairs, so you can relax after a day of sightseeing, right?

More information or to book:

Check rates and availability here.

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Photo credits: 1, 3, 8, 9 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos Four Seasons Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. 

About the authors:

Janice and George Mucalov

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.

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Thursday 21st of January 2016

I love the bright red courtyard and the pastry shop sounds like a must visit!


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

I love the sound of the restaurants and pastry shops and the novelty of being able to enjoy an al fresco breakfast! I'm also more than a little jealous that you've not only been to Bora Bora but actually stayed in the four seasons! Sounds utterly blissful!

Janice and George

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Sometimes we like our life very much :-). The Four Seasons Bora Bora was a dream resort - we hear Jennifer Aniston liked it too for her honeymoon :-). And yes, we started our days off right, with breakfast in that beautiful courtyard!


Monday 18th of January 2016

I have been wanting to visit Mexico City lately - instead chose Panama City for my last weekend getaway, but tucking this one away for future reference :)

Janice and George

Monday 18th of January 2016

Panama City sounds interesting too! But, yes, there's lots to see and do in Mexico City for a getaway. And be sure to visit the National Museum of Anthropology!

Amanda Woods

Friday 15th of January 2016

Ooooh... I've yet to make it to Mexico City but I'm making a note to stay for at least a little while at this Four Seasons. I'll even do my best to get beyond the pastry shop and out into the city to explore!

Janice and George

Sunday 17th of January 2016

That's funny - you'll find lots of good pastry shops outside the Four Seasons too :-). Mexicans love their sweet cakes, as you may know. (And they make delicious ones - like their famous "Tres Leches" one.)

Irene S. Levine

Thursday 14th of January 2016

What a beautiful property! I love renovations that maintain the charm of the original. I'd love to stay at the Four Seasons on our next trip to Mexico City.