Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, today announced the opening of Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, the first Sofitel branded property in Mexico. Located on Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most iconic avenues worldwide, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma is the first luxury hotel to open in Mexico City in more than a decade, offering an artful blend of modern French art de vivre with the vibrant essence of Mexico. A sophisticated and stylish address in the heart of Mexico City, the hotel boasts a stunning contemporary exterior and features 275 luxurious guestrooms, two elegant dining experiences and three bars, a Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane, state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool, and over 7,000 square feet of meetings and events space.
“We are honored to celebrate the continued growth of Accor’s luxury and lifestyle brands in North & Central America with the official opening of the first Sofitel in Mexico, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma. The newest Sofitel is a striking flagship for the brand, a one-of-a-kind destination in Mexico City that will undoubtedly charm the most discerning luxury travelers and chic locals,” said Heather McCrory, CEO of Accor North & Central America. “Mexico has seen tremendous opportunity in the travel and tourism sector. With the opening of Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, we are thrilled to further expand our regional footprint and welcome our 27th hotel in Mexico, with more exciting openings to come.”
“Today we open our doors in one of the largest cities in the world, and one of the most emblematic destinations, ready to offer all who visit a part of our unique French and Mexican essence. This fusion of cultures is embedded within the Sofitel DNA; ingeniously combining the essence of each destination with the French spirit of art de vivre of the brand,” said Sylvain Chauvet, General Manager, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma.
ARRIVAL AND LOBBY EXPERIENCE
Situated on Paseo de la Reforma, and neighboring the emblematic Angel of Independence monument, guests experience a grand arrival upon entering Sofitel Mexico City Reforma. At the base of the hotel sits a restored house originally built in 1983; the historic structure was incorporated into the modern design of the 40-story building in order to preserve the city’s architecture and history, resulting in a dramatic and striking exterior built upon both contemporary and classic architecture and design styles.
Guests are welcomed by sweeping views of the Mexico City skyline on the lobby level on the 14th floor, where they can proceed to the next floor via an impressive sculptural staircase. Notably the tallest hotel in the Paseo de la Reforma corridor, guests will enjoy unrivaled city views from every corner of the property.
CHIC GUESTROOMS AND SUITES
Sofitel Mexico City Reforma features 275 stylishly appointed guestrooms – 219 Superior & Luxury Rooms and 56 Suites – located on the 15th through 37th floors, all with unparalleled views of Mexico City. Guestrooms are modern and spacious, dressed in serene and cool hues with playful touches of pink and blue, and complemented by contrasting materials, including textured walls, wood paneling and marble finishes. The hotel also features the elegant Imperial Suite, located on the 37th floor with over 3,300 square feet of living space, including a separate living room and dining room with floor to ceiling windows throughout the entire suite.
Designed to maximize functionality without compromising luxury and ultimate comfort, guestrooms have thoughtful amenities such as bath products by French brand L’Occitane, Nespresso coffee machines and an extensive pillow menu, as well as intuitive technology from Bluetooth connectivity to automated window curtains.
The Club Millésime Lounge, Sofitel’s private sanctuary on the 36th floor, is reserved for guests staying in Club Millésime guestrooms. Club Millésime offers the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity with a French flair, featuring an array of personalized services including private check-in, dedicated concierge service, and access to other special touches such as bath amenities by the exclusive French brand Hèrmes.
Bajel is an ode to the flavors of Mexico. Using specialized culinary techniques and ingredients that break from tradition, from the introduction of fermentation to Mexican cuisine to monochromatic dishes that deliver a visually captivating dining experience, Bajel promises an unexpected sensory journey through haute cuisine in a refined and intimate atmosphere. The fine dining menu is complemented by an exceptional collection of traditional and bold Mezcals and Tequilas, highlighting agave as the focal point of Bajel’s carefully crafted cocktail selection. Located on the 13th floor of the hotel, the restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
From the coast of the Mediterranean to the coast of Mexico, the flavors and gastronomic preparation of these two notable culinary worlds collide at Balta, with a smoky touch only possible when cooking atop wood fired grills. Dishes are intended to be shared and textures and tastes are created with flame-kissed ingredients from both land and sea. A distinctive space with spectacular views on the 14th floor, dining is available from Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 11:00pm, and from 7:00am to 11:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring an indulgent weekend brunch.
Perched high above the city on the 38th floor of the hotel, Cityzen is the newest hot spot in Mexico City, offering bold and creative cocktails with a uniquely Mexican touch. With an unmatched, 180-degree view of the city overlooking Paseo de la Reforma, the Angel of Independence and Chapultepec Castle, Cityzen is where stylish sophistication meets relaxation and the latest music, and exclusivity meets exceptional mixology. Open Monday to Sunday from 3:00pm to 2:00am.
Freehouse, the hotel’s speakeasy-inspired bar and lounge, is located in the historic house at the entrance of the hotel and has two floors, each with its own unique décor and character. Freehouse serves delectable cocktails and carries an extensive list of aged spirits and wine. Slated to open in December, Freehouse will operate Monday to Sunday from 4:00pm to 12:00am.
Located on the 14th floor, Lobby Bar is a work of art, serving as the perfect place for guests to unwind with a drink or snack after a day of adventure in Mexico City. Lobby Bar offers an exquisite selection of classic cocktails Monday to Sunday from 7:00am to 11:00pm.
DEFINITIVE WELLNESS OFFERINGS
Sofitel Mexico City Reforma will be home to the first L’Occitane Spa within a hotel in Mexico. The Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane will feature exclusive treatments, including stimulating body massages and rejuvenating facial treatments, especially designed with music and fragrances to create an all-encompassing holistic experience. An indoor swimming pool surrounded by spectacular living green walls, is located on the 38th floor, as well as a 24-hour fitness center complete with top-of-the-line equipment.
INSPIRED MEETINGS AND EVENTS
With a total of approximately 5,000 square feet of meetings and events space located on the 40th floor of the building with a spectacular 360º view of the city, and over 1,900 square feet of meeting rooms on the 13th floor, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma is set to host a variety of social events and business meetings for up to 400 people.
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is a worldwide symbol of elegance in luxurious hospitality, with chic hotels and sophisticated teams serving as ambassadors of modern French style, culture and art de vivre around the globe. With more than 120 remarkable hotels in top cosmopolitan cities worldwide, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts continues to expand globally with recent hotel openings in China and Turkey and further debuts planned for Dubai, Australia and Panama.
As part of Accor’s continued expansion of its luxury portfolio in high profile markets, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma joins a celebrated collection of properties in North & Central America, becoming the 120th hotel in the region. Highly anticipated development projects in the pipeline include Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, 21c Museum Hotel Chicago – MGallery Hotel Collection, SO/ Los Cabos, Fairmont Costa Canuva on the Riviera Nayarit, and Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences.