In this report, I will cover:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- San Diego, California
- Carlsbad, California
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Mexico City, Mexico
Getting There: Check out the Mexico City Metro or take a $12 Uber.
“Are you here on business?” my friend asked when he met me at the Regency Club at the Hyatt Mexico City. If business means the Hyatt Diamond Challenge then yes I was.
The Hyatt Regency is known as the business hotel in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood though it is also great for vacationers as well.
The Hyatt is perfectly located in upscale Polanco, one of the richest neighborhoods in Mexico City. The Rolls Royce dealership and other fashionable boutiques are next door. Great restaurants, street food, and trendy bars are all within walking distance and the Bosque de Chapultepec city park is only a few minutes away on foot.
Though the exterior of the hotel is showing its age, the lobby is spectacular. There are restaurants, bars, and plenty places to sit.
Trying for a suite upgrade, I invoked the same line used at the Andaz San Diego to no avail. Diamond Challenge or not, I ended up with a standard room on a high floor. I did manage to negotiate Regency Club access which made having a suite superfluous.
The Regency Club Lounge
There a few lounge left in this world that deliver. Most hotel lounges now have instant coffee, no wait staff, and maybe some light snacks. This was not the case at the Hyatt Regency Mexico City which like the Hilton Istanbul and the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai are among the best in the world.
The lounge opens early for breakfast though TPOL couldn’t be bothered to wake up for a Western breakfast when tasty street food is available at any time. My apologies for not having pics but at least I didn’t have to weird out the business travelers wondering who the creepy stranger is taking a photo of the salmon.
The lounge shows its utility on rainy afternoons and as a pre-party spot before a night out in Mexico City. Red wine, Corona, Herradura tequila are all available at no cost along with delicious snacks including the hotel’s own al pastor.
The lounge remains open until 11pM and the helpful staff is in no hurry to push you out.
I did cash n points for $75 + 6000 GoldPassport points. This became a great deal with the inclusion of the Regency Club.
I would definitely return to the Hyatt Regency Mexico City whether it be for business or leisure.
*The pics in this Trip Report seem to be a bit off. I switched to the HTC M9 and am disappointed with the quality.