The Gran Hotel Ciudad de México impresses from the moment you step inside. An immaculate Tiffany stained-glass ceiling towers five stories above the lobby, while a stunning Louis XV-style chandelier and gilded open elevators add to the elegant ambience.
It’s no wonder that this historic, Art Nouveau hotel has earned a reputation as being one of the most beautiful structures in all of Mexico City.
But this building wasn’t always a hotel. Constructed in 1899 for a merchant named Jose de Teresa, it was first known as the Mercantile Center. The building stood as an example of how Mexico was modernizing its building techniques, by using iron and concrete, at the end of the 19th Century.
Soon after its construction, the Mercantile Center became the most exclusive department store in Latin America. It wasn’t until 1968 that the building’s owner decided to turn it into a hotel before the Olympic Games were held in Mexico City. And so the Gran Hotel Ciudad de México was born.
The building went through one more transformation between 2003 and 2005, undergoing a $25 million restoration that has helped to preserve its most compelling historical features.
If you have any questions about the history of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de México has been awarded, by the Ministry of Tourism, as the very first Mexico City’s Hotel being part of this selected establishments group. Our main features? a unique architecture with own beauty, historic value, and the highest service standards of quality and comfort.
For the Fourh year in a row (2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011) we were awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the renowned traveler forum TripAdvisor®. Hundreds of truthful reviews, from travelers like you, who share experiences and opinions about the quality and warmth of our service and facilities. Thanks to all our guests for sharing their “Gran Hotel” experiences!
The highest standards applied in hygienic handling and processing of all the food prepared in our restaurants, are translated into security and confidence to you and yours. Certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism.
It represents the constant improvement, organization and innovation in our processes and practices of the day to day; enabling us to offer peerless experiences to our guests. Implementing XXI century technology, and constantly training our staff, we offer a more personalized and professional service.