By Joslyn Erickson
Mexico City
Mexico
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With a population of over 20 million, Mexico City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world. EscapeWizard.com invites you to experience all there is to see and do in the center of the Aztec civilization. A true representation of the Mexican country and culture, Mexico City provides an excellent starting point for any visit to this diverse region.

Using EscapeWizard.com, you will land directly at the Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX); a modern, easy-to-navigate terminal. You can book your flight to Mexico City with EscapeWizard.com today by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Also, when booking hotel accommodations, follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl), to book your room with EscapeWizard.com. Our top selection in Mexico City is the InterContinental, which is great, and has an amazing view as well as friendly staff.

From here you want to find the bright yellow SitioTaxi kiosk where you can pre-book a licensed taxi to take you into the city. For US$10-12 you can get directly to the heart of the city – the best place to begin your tour.

From Mexico City’s zocalo, or main Plaza, you have access to some of the most important sites in Mexico’s history. Starting with the Cathedral, whose bell chimes every hour and can be heard throughout the surrounding area, you can enter and wander around for free, or pay a small fee of US$2-3 to climb the bell tower and find yourself on the roof, overlooking the heart of Mexico. Outside the main entrance you will find Plexiglas-covered ruins of the original Aztec temple that was built on the same site. EscapeWizard.com challenges you to really feel the history as you learn the legend that here is where the snake-wielding eagle landed atop a cactus, symbolizing the destined location of the Mexican Empire and thus the seal of the Mexican flag.

From here, EscapeWizard.com suggests wandering around to the side of the Cathedral where you will find the entrance to the Templo Mayor, or the main plaza of the Aztec temple that previously inhabited the site. For a small fee you can explore the ancient place, observing architecture techniques, spotting original wall paintings and sculptures, and immerse yourself in the modern museum attached to the ruins. It’s easy to spend at least two or three hours here, but make sure you’re well stocked on water and sunscreen.

Venturing not far from the Cathedral and the Templo Mayor, forming one full side of the zocalo is the old Government Palace, famous for the 1810 grito de la independencia, or cry of independence. EscapeWizard.com reminds you to bring a photo ID and enter the majestic entryway. Follow the grand staircase up to the mezzanine level and lose yourself in the revolutionary murals by Diego Rivera, one of Mexico’s most well-known and revered artists. The murals are an artistic representation of Mexican history, from the founding of Mexico City by the Aztecs to the invasion of the Spanish conquistadores and the Mexican Revolution. While it’s possible to get a guided explanation of these murals, it’s highly recommended to read up on them before you go and take your own time studying the details and realism of the figures.

Other well-known landmarks just blocks away from the zocalo, which are recommended by EscapeWizard.com include the Palacio de Correos, a grandly designed building that houses a museum of sailing on the upper floors and is worth a visit even if just to see the gilded inside, high ceilings and sense of living in a different century. Across the street from the Palacio de Correos is the Fine Arts building, where – if you’re lucky – you can catch an evening ballet performance.

EscapeWizard.com wants to help you make the most of your time in Mexico City! Check out the surrounding areas and neighborhoods and learn the political and religious history of the city. No matter where your interests lie, from shopping to sightseeing or ruins or religion, you’re sure to find something you love in the heart of Mexico!
Hotels in Mexico City
By AE Hopwood
W Hotel Mexico City
Campos Eliseos 252, Chapultepec, Polanco Mexico City, Mexico
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Conveniently located in the upscale Polanco District of Mexico City, the W Hotel is an easy 20-minute cab ride from Juarez International Airport.  The W is the ideal accommodation for travelers seeking modern elegance and serenity in an area bustling with nightlife and attractions.  Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to many of Mexico City’s most prominent corporate offices, while art lovers and cultural sponges will relish being steps away from the Archeological Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Chapultepec Park, and a host of bars and restaurants, shops and galleries.

The W Hotel offers 6 classes of rooms, all featuring their trademark W bed, with 350 thread count linens, feather topped mattress, and a pillow menu - allowing you to choose the perfect shape and size down pillow for your needs.  Each bathroom boasts either a walk-in shower room with massaging jets, or a freestanding bathtub, and all feature a unique silken hammock suspended in the bath area.  Colorful and spacious, with mood lighting and streamlined architecture, all rooms include high-speed Internet and data ports to keep you connected.

A tranquil, Asian-influenced atmosphere and sense of luxury permeate the W’s range of facilities.  The Living Room Lounge converts to a nightclub in the evening, complete with a DJ (specific hours/days), games, and drinks.  A Fitness Center and Spa allow you to care for and pamper your body, and gourmet dining options will tempt you at the Solea restaurant.  Cleanliness is a priority at the W, with twice-daily maid service to keep everything spotless and orderly.  Their “Whatever/Whenever” service will help you plan any aspect of your stay at all hours.  Traveling with a furry friend?  The W has an open P.A.W. (“Pets Are Welcome”) policy to house and specially service your globetrotting animals as well.

As your visit comes to a close, continue to relax and take your time – check out is not until the leisurely hour of 1 pm.  Book your stay in the W Hotel Mexico City with EscapeWizard.com today!  Just click the link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Mexico City
By Clint Fritz
Four Points by Sheraton Mexico City - Colonia Roma
Alvaro Obregon 38,Colonia Roma Mexico City, Federal District 6700 Mexico
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Built in 2006 and located in the heart of Mexico City, the Four Points by Sheraton Mexico City, Colonia Roma is just a 20 minute taxi ride from Juarez International Airport (MEX). The city’s historic district and downtown center is within walking distance, where one can visit the Anthropology Museum, Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin, or the Mexican Stock Exchange. Those with transportation can enjoy free secured indoor parking, accessible from the main entrance of the hotel for easy in and out access.

The Four Points by Sheraton Mexico City, Colonia Roma has a multilingual courteous staff that will be able to assist you with not only your reservation, but also with currency exchange. If arriving before 3 p.m., luggage storage is available and early check-in for reservations will be honored based upon availability. Whether it’s a smoking or non-smoking Junior Suite with a Jacuzzi and a balcony overlooking the splendor of the city street, or a traditional room with two queen beds, the hotel accommodates all guests with their room preferences. Entertainment in the rooms can be provided by the 32 inch LCD TV, iPod docking station, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet.

The Four Points by Sheraton Mexico City, Colonia Roma has a lot to offer guests in amenities. The modern fitness center provides an energetic atmosphere for a great work out. If considering planning a meeting or social gathering, the hotel offers nine meeting or banquet rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. Also, a business center is available for printing and computer access. After a day of meetings or sight-seeing, enjoy the international cuisine at Restaurant Sarabela for casual dining. Finish off the evening with a cocktail at the Terraza Bar from the rooftop terrace overlooking the city.

The morning will bring an opportunity to sleep in with a late check-out time of 1 p.m. Should your next vacation destination be Mexico City, Four Points by Sheraton provides exceptional accommodations. Book now through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htll).
Hotels in Mexico City
By Mary Ta
Sheraton Suites Santa Fe, Mexico City
Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena St 200 Mexico City, Federal District 01210 Mexico
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When visiting Mexico City, the Sheraton Santa Fe is the perfect location to explore the area’s booming financial and commercial district. The Sheraton is conveniently serviced by two airports: Juarez International Airport and Toluca Airport. The hotel offers a variety of transportation options to and from the airport, and will gladly help you make arrangements. Valet parking is also available for a fee. The Sheraton is well-situated in a bustling new area. The business district includes the Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Tecnologico de Monterrey - Santa Fe, and Ciudad de los Ninos. Also, there are multiple art and culture museums nearby, including several shopping centers.

This contemporary hotel has nine stories, with 190 modern guest rooms including a Presidential Suite option. After a long day of exploring Sante Fe, have a well-rested sleep on the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed-the hotel’s very own cozy and comfortable bedding. Also available are complimentary bathrobes, televisions with cable channels, and wireless high speed internet access for a fee. The Sheraton is accommodating for all your needs; also available are disability access rooms and dog beds for guests with pets.

The hotel itself provides multiple services on-site to make guests’ stays more enjoyable and relaxing. Two dining options include both a restaurant and a lounge, both offering delicious Mexican and international cuisine, along with live entertainment for a relaxed and fun atmosphere. In addition, a fitness center is available, which features top of the line exercise equipment, spa and massage options, and even an outdoor jogging track. Guests can also browse the gift shop or newsstand. The guest services at the Sheraton Santa Fe will happily assist guests with any of their needs with their friendly and multilingual staff.

The Sheraton Santa Fe provides a great accommodation option for guests traveling to Mexico City seeking an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your getaway today with EscapeWizard.com!
Hotels in Mexico City
By D. Gregory Perrin
InterContinental Mexico City
Campos Eliseos 218 Col Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
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The Presidente InterContinental Mexico City is one of the most exquisite hotels in the entire city. This 30 floor, 661 guestroom hotel is near both the Auditorio and Polanco metro stations which make commuting around the city very convenient for all vacationers. Guests of the hotel can check-in at 3 p.m. or later on the day they arrive in the city. The friendly hotel staff greets guests of all walks of life and if fluent in 6 languages including Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Chinese. There is a bellman at the door to assist with luggage. Also, the hotel has an ATM in the lobby for guests to get cash out of at anytime during their stay in the city.
 
Guestrooms consist of either one king sized bed or 2 queen beds. Each room has a color television with full cable package and the option to purchase pay per view movies. There is a DVD player in each room so guests can rent or bring their own movies to watch. In addition, the hotel offers in-room video game options for guests as entertainment. The Intercontinental Mexico City also offers internet service in all rooms with a safe that is large enough to hold a laptop.

The hotel also has a full fitness center with a large assortment of free weights, machines, aerobic machines and others. There is also a full service business center for businessmen and women. There hotel offers copying, courier service, printing, secretarial services, a private limousine, and other services. Intercontinental Mexico City also has a self service laundry for guests to wash their clothes. There is also a free shoe shine in the hotel as well as a dry cleaning service so guests have the opportunity to always look their very best while on vacation.

Overall, the Intercontinental Mexico City is one of the most luxurious hotels in the entire city. The hotel welcomes guests of all walks of life during their stay in the beautiful city. You can book with EscapeWizard.com today by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Mexico City
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express
Paseo De La Reforma #208 Col, Mexico City, Mexico
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The Holiday Inn Express Mexico Reforma is a smart choice for hotel arrangements in Mexico City because of the excellent service of the hotel. This 120 room, 14 floor hotel is excellent for foreign travelers as the hotel staff is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Russian. There are also 4 suites in the hotel for guests looking for an upscale room during their stay in the hotel. Guests of the hotel are open to check-in at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in Mexico City.

Guests of the hotel can find a color television in their room with cable. There is internet service in the hotel and an in-room safe large enough to hold a laptop during the time guests are sightseeing in the city. There is both smoking and non-smoking rooms available for guests to choose from in the hotel.

The Holiday Inn is located right near Historic downtown Mexico City. The Anthropology Museum is located near by as well as other local attractions. In addition, the hotel is located only a few blocks from the Garibaldi Metro Station, which makes commuting around the city very convenient for all guests of the hotel.
 
The next morning after a long day of sightseeing, guests can awake in their rooms and make a warm cup of coffee utilizing the in-room coffee machine. The Holiday Inn Express Mexico Reforma offers a complimentary breakfast for all guests in the lobby. There is a number of options as far as fruits and cereals, but the hotel is most notably known for their cinnamon rolls. After breakfast, guests can relax and enjoy their morning as check-out from the hotel is not until 1 p.m.

The Holiday Inn Express Mexico Reforma has an excellent staff that can accommodate all of your needs while in Mexico City. Just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Mexico City
By Jessica Beck
St. Regis Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 439, Mexico City, Mexico
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Located in the midst of the vivaciousness of central Mexico City, the St. Regis provides its guest with the perfect location for exploring all that the city has to offer. With over 180 guest rooms and 36 suites, this hotel offers something for everyone.

Enjoy the fully-equipped fitness center complete with a Kinesis Movement-Flexibility Wall. After your rejuvenating workout, stop by the Juice and Tea Bar for a post-workout refresher. Take a dip in the pool or soak in the sauna to unwind. In the city for business? Head up to the 24-hour Business Room on the second floor, complete with Macs, PCs, printer, fax, and scanner. Professional services are also provided such as copying and binding. Peruse the on-site boutique shops. Pamper yourself at the Remede Spa. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas of the hotel. Join other St. Regis guests in the Atrium for the St. Regis Mexico City Afternoon Tea Ritual and every Wednesday join fellow patrons to toast to the evening Champagne Ritual. Feast on the Mexican flavors of Diana Restaurant, eat a delectable meal at the intimate Decanter Room, or grab a drink at the King Cole Bar to start your night off right. By the end of 2011, you can savor the succulent flavors of J&G Steakhouse by Jean-Georges.

St. Regis knows that a room is sacred, that a room should provide only the best comforts for its guests. After you soak in your tub with Remede bath amenities, curl up in your complimentary plush bathrobe and slide on your complimentary slippers. The St. Regis makes your bathroom experience even more luxurious with a 12 inch flat screen TV built into the bathroom mirror. Stretch out on your sofa and read your complimentary daily newspaper while sipping on a steaming morning beverage from your, upon request, 24-hour coffee/tea service. Slip into your designer bedding after your complimentary turndown service. Each night you’ll rest easy in your lavishly cozy bed.

Check into the St. Regis and be assured of a relaxing and unparalleled stay. Book your room with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Mexico City
By Jessica Beck
Crowne Plaza
Dakota No. 95, Colonia Napoles, Mexico City, Mexico
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This hotel, with its prime downtown location and close proximity to the airport, provides convenience as well as comforter for anyone visiting Mexico City. Be sure to ask the concierge staff about the complimentary airport shuttle available to all hotel guests. With over 300 guest rooms available to you, Crowne Plaza will be sure to find a room set to your standards.

This hotel has made sure to provide many accommodating features and amenities for all guests. Enjoy a rejuvenating and detoxifying workout in the on-site state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with stationary bikes, treadmills, and a variety of conditioning equipment. Take advantage of the same-day dry cleaning for any unexpected spills or wardrobe mishaps that you may encounter during your stay. Stop by the on-site convenience store for any forgotten items. Here on business? Head down to the Business Center for any copying, emailing, printing, or other secretarial services you need to complete. Head to the sauna for a relaxing steam after a hard day’s work or long day of touring the city. Whip up a relaxing meal with friends or family by using the on-site barbeque grills. Jump start your morning by heading down to the hotel’s 24-hour lounge, Tabacchi Coffee Shop, for a delicious latte or head there to start your night off right with a favorite cocktail and live music.

Enjoy waking up refreshed in your cozy mattress and bedding. Reboot with a fresh cup of coffee or tea at your in-room brew station. Flip on the television and unwind while watching your favorite television show. Get down to business on your spacious work desk. Lay back in a soothing bath and wash the day’s troubles away in your private bathroom. Upgrade to a suite or Executive Club Level room and wrap yourself up in your plush bathrobe after a relaxing soak in the tub. Also, enjoy a complimentary daily newspaper, daily breakfast, cocktail hour, snacks, and drinks.

Check-in to the Crowne Plaza for an unparalleled stay in Mexico City. Book your room with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).