Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F., Mexico City
Tel: 52 55 5230 1818
Concierge.com's insider take:
Resembling an old-fashioned hacienda—if haciendas had soared to eight stories—this hotel wraps around a central courtyard with a fountain that could have been plucked from the zócalo of any Mexican town. The fortresslike walls mean that when you're dining under umbrellas on the shaded terrace or enjoying the view from your own private balcony, there's no noise at all from traffic-clogged Paseo de la Reforma (which runs past the front door). Bosque de Chapultepec, a sprawling park dotted with museums, is within easy walking distance. The 240 rooms and suites are tasteful and elegant, with color schemes of peach, gold, or green; bold fabrics; and dark woods. The service, as you would guess, is polished and professional.