On Busi­ness in... Mex­ico City

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Mex­ico City, which can trace its his­tory back to the Aztecs in 1325, is one of the most im­por­tant economic hubs in Latin Amer­ica. The greater city area is home to more than 21 mil­lion peo­ple, mak­ing it the most pop­u­lous city on the con­ti­nent. Economic re­forms have boosted com­pe­ti­tion re­cently, with food, to­bacco, con­struc­tion and fi­nan­cial ser­vices among its main in­dus­tries


The In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Pres­i­dente Mex­ico City is a well-re­garded busi­ness ho­tel lo­cated in the main up­scale ur­ban dis­trict of Polanco. Other op­tions in the dis­trict in­clude the bou­tique Las Al­cobas and W Mex­ico City. Also con­sider the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Mex­ico City or the Gran Ho­tel Ci­u­dad de Mex­ico in the his­toric heart of the cap­i­tal city.


Con­tra­mar in La Roma is known for its seafood and tra­di­tional ser­vice – book­ing is es­sen­tial and the restau­rant is only open for lunch. Raíz Cocina de Esta­ciones of­fers Mex­i­can food that is ever-chang­ing de­pend­ing on what is in the mar­ket. Restau­rant Ni­cos is con­sid­ered by many to be the best restau­rant in Mex­ico City. Though unas­sum­ing in its dé­cor, the food is great.


Li­man­tour is a tem­ple to mod­ern cock­tails, with de­signer drinks us­ing fresh herbs, flow­ers and rare for­eign spir­its. It has two lo­ca­tions, in Roma and Polanco. For views of Mex­ico City, visit Area Bar which be­longs to Ho­tel Habita and has its own rooftop pool and lounge area. For a taste of the Mex­i­can craft­beer scene check out the re­laxed Tast­ing Room in Roma Norte.


Au­tho­rised ‘Taxi de Si­tio’ pro­vide a safe and com­fort­able ser­vice. Al­ter­na­tively, the Metrobus of­fers seven routes into the city and costs 30 pe­sos (approx £1.15) per ride. The metro un­der­ground network, with its 12 lines, is cheap and mod­ern.


Pay a visit to the op­u­lent Pala­cio de Bel­las Artes to see its mar­ble per­for­mance hall and mu­seum with mu­rals by Diego Rivera. The Na­tional Mu­seum of An­thro­pol­ogy houses arte­facts from as far back as the an­cient Maya civ­i­liza­tion. Fur­ther afield, take an ex­cur­sion to the Pyra­mid of the Sun. in nearby Teoti­hua­can.

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