Mexico loves a party. The country celebrated the bicentennial of its independence in 2010 and is still reveling in the 100th anniversary of its revolution. A wedding or honeymoon gives us a reason to celebrate at two world-class St. Regis Resorts located in Mexico City and Punta Mita.
Mexico City is the NYC of Latin America – a vibrating business hub full of culture, fabulous food and practically everywhere you turn is interesting architecture, museums full of rare artifacts and gorgeous public gardens and outdoor spaces for people watching.
As I was arriving at the hotel, a throng of wedding guests donning ball gowns and tuxedos were too. St. Regis is easily upscale, but the hotel is not stuffy or self-important. My plush room was staffed with a butler – a signature touch. The staff was knowledgeable but never solicitous, and they proved very deft at throwing a very classy wedding reception that night. The cuisine at both of these St. Regis’ I visited was imaginative and beautifully prepared by chefs with real pedigree. The Remede Spas are world class too, so bring on the pampering. This is an extraordinary hotel at the epicenter of an exciting city.
The vibe is more relaxed in Punta Mita, a gorgeous oasis about 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta Airport. Sequestered on 22 acres on a tranquil isthmus with spectacular ocean views, The St. Regis embraces guests with many luxuries. My villa was large with beam ceilings, tiled floors and my own outdoor shower. The grounds are expansive, the 3 pools are heavenly, and the beach is right out front. Naturally, golf is here too. Jack Nicklaus designed the course himself. There is nothing that St. Regis hasn’t thought of
A beachfront wedding and reception is the way to go here, but there are handsome ballrooms inside. Only about 3 hours from O.C., this is a world in which many people dream of living, but is very accessible for you and your groom to make some wonderful memories. Visit St. Regis.Com/MexicoCity and StRegis.Com/Puntamita