My time in Mexico City was coming to a close and my final hotel stay was at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City, in the Polanco neighborhood. Anyone I had mentioned the hotel to seemed to hold it in very high regard, so my expectations were built! The property does have a superb location in one of the most expensive and luxurious districts in Mexico City. It looks over the beautiful Chapultepec Park and it simply surrounded by convenience.
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I entered the lobby and immediately noticed the incredibly tall ceilings. The InterContinental Presidente Mexico City’s lobby reminds me a bit of a financial building. I checked in fairly smoothly and headed to the 39th floor which is the Executive Club floor to see my Executive Room.
I love it when my room is on the same level as the Club Lounge. This Executive Room was in the standard en-suite fashion meaning that the bathroom was connected to the living space. The room was medium-sized and had a contemporary business design. The standard InterContinental colorway was present with white, blue, and grey. The room had a large lounge chair, working desk, capsule coffee machine, minibar, modern artwork, a stereo with lightning port iPhone dock, and much more. Overall, the room was comfortable and had an absolutely amazing view of the city below!
I need to pause for a moment and just allow you to take in this beautiful view like I did during my stay! Wow.
The bathroom included a single sink vanity and shower stall. The design was clean and cohesive and I really liked the spacious walk-in shower. The bathroom could have some privacy with privacy glass and a pocket door.
I’d like to thank the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City for the lovely gifts! They learned that I love chips with Valentina (the key to my heart) and they surprised me with it and a beer! Another day they brought super tasty chocolates. Thank you!
At the Executive Club Lounge there was both a breakfast and evening drink and snack period. There is no afternoon tea service offered. The lounge itself was very spacious with lots of comfortable seating and also a great view, just like my room. The food was overall decent, but a little limited in its variety during breakfast. During the evening it was better. Visually the lounge looked great. The only place to improve would be the service. I felt like the lounge was often understaffed and the staff that they did have could have benefited from a bit better training overall. I will help guide them! Wink.
The InterContinental Mexico City does have several food and beverage outlets. Their most famous is called Chapulin which is their Mexican Restaurant. Chapulin’s dining room is absolutely gorgeous and surrounded by greenery. During my stay I had a breakfast there and enjoyed it very much. I went with the Temozon Chilaquiles and Seasonal Fruit Bowl. They were so kind to bring me extra chili to give me the spice my life needed! Here the service was quite good. This quick meal made me want to try even more of the menu but I will have to save it for next time!
Another restaurant I got to try during my stay was at Au Pied de Cochon, their French Restaurant. The experience was so good that I went on to write an additional just about the restaurant which you can read here. Long story short, it was incredible!
On the 10th floor of the InterContinental Mexico City is the fitness center and spa. The spa is not owned by the hotel and therefore there were no steam rooms or saunas for hotel guests. They do however have a very extensive gym with loads of cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. The gym also looks out over the trees below. Lovely.
A few features of this property that are worth mentioning are that they have a wine cellar with 40,000 bottles of wine as well as an impressive presidential suite on the top level. I was impressed by both and would love to stay in the presidential suite on my next visit! Wink wink.
All in all InterContinental Presidente Mexico City has a fairly good offering. The property itself is gorgeous with a lovely location, a decent amount of facilities, comfortable rooms, and impressive views. That being said, as mentioned some staff are in need of better training as there were shortcomings with both the housekeeping as well as the lounge staff. The issues were not incredibly large, but worth mentioning. All in all, I definitely enjoyed my stay at InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Hotel and would be happy to return!
Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Col. Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Phone: +52 55 5327 7700