“The colonial cities in Mexico offer
numerous advantages,” said Jaime Nelo,
a spokesperson for IVI DMC2, a DMC that
operates in multiple Mexican destinations.
He noted that easy access, diversity of
offerings and stunning landscapes provide
ideal conditions for groups seeking a
unique upscale touch for their gathering.
As the largest city in Mexico—and one of
the biggest in the world—it’s no surprise
that Mexico City excels at providing luxury
experiences for groups.
“Mexico City is turning into one of the
hottest spots in Latin America for business
and leisure travel, and offers all that is
needed for any type of program: history,
culture and art, extraordinary gastronomi-
cal options and nightlife,” Nelo said. “There
are state-of-the-art congress centers and
event spaces as well as breathtaking histor-
DMC Condor Verde organizes VIP expe-
riences in Mexico City, including helicop-
ter rides over the city and a hot-air balloon
ride over the pyramids of Teotihuacan, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With its extensive number of options, the
nation’s capital does seem to have something for just about everyone, according to
Bernard de Villele, general manager of the
St. Regis Mexico City, one of the destination’s top luxury hotels.
“Contemporary dining, renowned shopping and an eclectic arts scene combined
with the unbelievable historical legacy of
Mexico’s rich past makes the destination
an ideal choice for upscale meetings; group
participants will go back home with unique
memories and emotions,” he said.
The St. Regis Mexico City offers a variety
of customized upscale experiences for
groups, both at the hotel and off-site. This
year, the property introduced Sky Yoga
classes on the hotel’s helipad and personal-
ized shopping and museum tours through
the hotel’s Cultural Curator program. Also
its 12-seat La Table Krug is open for private
functions, with an elegant 11-course menu
created by Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois.
The recently renovated Presidente Inter-
Continental Mexico City is another good
option for upscale groups.
“Mexico City has become an icon for
group events, due to the diversity of services that clients will find here,” said Ilse
Gonzalez Gamez, director of conference
services at the Presidente InterContinental
Mexico City, which has added new dining
venues with private dining options.
Also noteworthy is the AAA Four Diamond Krystal Grand Reforma Uno Mexico
City, with its two club floors.
Mexico’s second-largest city is also a hub for
business, meetings and upscale experiences,
according to Fernanda Martinez, a spokesperson for the Guadalajara CVB.
“Meeting planners can provide a luxuri-
ous experience for attendees with an array
of opportunities within Guadalajara, from
our state-of-the-art Expo Guadalajara facil-
ity, one of the largest convention and meet-
ing centers in Latin America, to the trendy,
luxury boutique hotels such as Hotel Deme-
tria, Casa Fayette and Square Hotel, while
upscale restaurants serving traditional and
modern cuisine include I Latina, Lula Bistro
Indeed, Guadalajara is renowned for its
ever-growing number of stylish hotels and
dining venues. Hotel Demetria exudes art
gallery cool and features multiple meeting
With its array of colonial architecture, sumptuous hotels
and big-city sophistication,
Mexico’s interior is a
natural fit for planners
looking to provide luxurious
experiences for groups.
Lap OF Luxury PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, MEXICO CITY
SKY YOGA, THE ST. REGIS MEXICO CITY
Mexico’s interior cities offer myriad ways
to pamper groups