Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico – Mexico City

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico - Mexico City, January 2017

We dropped into Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico for lunch. The buffet on the rooftop terraced restaurant and bar, overlooking the Zocalo, is well worth the visit alone … the food is good and the people watching fabulous. There will be a Macarena band, just an alert.

While this famed hotel is a lovely place to stay, especially if you opt for one of the rooms with a view of the Zócalo, it’s worth stopping in while touring Centro Historico just to see the interior.

The building originally opened as a department store in 1899. Since then, its art nouveau bones have been carefully maintained: The curving staircase is a replica of the one at Paris’s Le Bon Marché; the antique elevator, made of iron and concrete, was the first of its kind in Mexico City. But the pièce de résistance is the incredible Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, which was imported from France in 1908.

Built during the peak of Porfilato regime and located ideal at the hart of the capital, the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City is one of the most fascinating corners of this great metropolis.

Its impressive Art Nouveau Architecture and every single detail in its decoration. from its luxurious Louis XV Chandelier in the entrance to its emblematic Tiffany stained glass, one of the biggest in the world will make you feel part of five centuries of history.

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  1. Totally fell in love with Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico. The architecture is nothing short of spectacular. And the lure of La Terrazzo was irresistible. Not only for the views, but the extraordinary Saturday and Sunday ‘all day’ brunch.

    A massive choice of every imaginable Mexican and more ‘Western’ food and drinks for a remarkably modest 435 pesos – A$31 – per person including Mexican beers, and local wine, and sparkling. Mixed drinks extra – try the Bloody Mary – a huge concoction with a veritable garden of greens.

    The quick ‘pop in to have a look’ turned into several hours and some great memories.

    A must do when visiting Mexico City.

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