Camino Real Polanco Mexico is considered by the Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico as, the most relevant private architectural construction built during the second half of the century in Mexico City.
It’s considered the only complete Resort Hotel in Mexico City with 3 swimming pools, gym, gardens and fountains.
Our location is convenient and privileged as its 2 minutes walking distance from Chapultepec Park and its main museums. Traveling by car, the “Zona Rosa” is just 2 minutes away, downtown is 10 minutes away, as well as Polanco, a commercial zone, and also 10 minutes away from the financial zone. The airport is 20 minutes away, making it easy to arrive.
The structure of the hotel is built in an area of 8.5 acres with only 5 stories high.
The hotel is an Art Gallery with over 400 pieces of art, all for your appreciation.
It’s the first active member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” in Latin America.
Camino Real Polanco Mexico is the most awarded hotel ever in Latin America, host of over 230 visits from heads of state and members of the monarchy, as well as sports, cultural, political and economic events held in the country.
What you can expect of Camino Real Polanco Mexico
As a remodeled hotel our clients should expect not only the genuine and special services we had offered in the past that has given us the prestige and recognition, but also new and improved facilities and services to enhance every part of Camino Real Mexico city.
When you come and stay at the hotel you should expect to be treated as our only guest, feeling pampered and always wanting to come back.
ART GALLERY IN CAMINO REAL POLANCO MEXICO
Hosted in one of the most representative buildings of contemporary Mexican architecture, Camino Real is also one of the most important buildings of the second half of the 20th century.
The hotel was inaugurated by Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in 1968, as the official host hotel for the Olympic games. This project was conceived by architect Ricardo Legorreta as a sculptural space – where each wall and each area was designed to hold unique and exclusive works of art specially created for this space by some of the best artists of the time.
Many of those artists have passed away and have left some of their most representative art in Camino Real Mexico City. Camino Real Mexico City’s guests have the privilege to coexist with the best visual works of the country, including:
Mathias Goeritz–painter, architect, sculptor, designer, urbanist, philosopher, literary, poet, art critic and cultural promoter–was described by his friends as a man full of contradictions, doubts and passions; he expressed man’s most common fears in his art: loneliness, violence and authoritarianism. Goeritz developed the concept of emotional architecture and that of concrete poetry. The majority of his work was done on public spaces. Camino Real Mexico City shows one of his most exceptional works: the famous exterior lattice, located on the main entrance of the hotel. This work exemplifies a blend of both Mexican and Moroccan elements and establishes a visual introduction to another Goeritz work of art, “Exterior space tunnel” (Abstract in Gold) located at the end of the stairway en route to the Cirque Restaurant. This large format piece is reflective of Goeritz’ inspiration from Mexican altar pieces. The gold came from baroque influence, yet it is juxtaposed with the minimalist structure which eliminates any possible religious image. This piece represents material celebration while giving an impression of depth.
Between the two Goeritz pieces we can find the famous “eternal movement” fountain which decorates the hotel entrance and was created by the North American-Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi, who was invited by Goeritz to participate in the project. Throughout his career, Noguchi used water as a sculpture material. The eternal movement fountain represents his most innovative work; he captured the traditional and millenary Japanese conjunction of the stone and water with fountains which are completely different from the standard. The man himself transmits tranquility, meditation and balance, just as is perceived when viewing this fountain.
Painting was created during the best period of this very famous artist. It is a simple drawing with few lines, wherein Tamayo applied his vast knowledge about light and color. The gray and violet colors toward the bottom of the mural illuminate the turquoise and give the work the impression of a moving space with life of its own. This piece is considered by experts to be Tamayo’s best work. As with very few Mexican artists, Tamayo made an accurate synthesis of prehispanic roots and popular traditions; he incorporated them to the legacy left from the International vanguard to the culture of the 20th century. Tamayo is one of the most poetic painters of our times.
Also in the hotel you will be able to find two important works from Rodolfo Morales, a Oaxacan painter born in 1925. Located in the Token Internet Café area on the 3rd floor, the pieces were created during the brightest period of this charismatic artists’ life, who was discovered by Rufino Tamayo.
Another artist represented in this visual festivity is Pedro Coronel, born in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. Coronel lived during a very unique period of Mexican Art: he coexisted with the “Rupture” artists who offered an art with no social content, unlike the muralists, but who rather promoted an art which spoke of pure aesthetics. Coronel’s work, located near the front desk, represents the popular applied to the abstract, with circles on bright colors, hidden planets behind a red mystery.
We can also find at the Friedeberg foyer, named after the work of art located there, “The 16 riddles of a Hindu Astronaut” from Pedro Friedeberg. This artist absorbed the North American optical art trend of the 60s. Zodiac signs, religious symbols, the esoteric and the oriental, form this historic mosaic which contains a symbolic meaning in all its shapes. Pedro Friedeberg was an image architect, painter and sculptor. He brings an element of confusion and surprise to the viewer with his bizarre creations. One of his paintings is located next to the Camino Real Ballroom at the 4th floor. The second work of art from Friedeberg is located next to the hotel’s front desk: a sculpture in the shape of a hand chair.
At the “La Huerta” café we can appreciate a decorative mural from Jose Luis Covarrubias. Jose, whose work is also in the Anthropology Museum, was born into an artistic family, where much of his influence came from his father: Don José Covarrubias, a wonderful amateur painter and big on archeology. Jose was very close to Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco and considered them his teachers.
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco were the group of muralists who gave a new concept of the Mexican Visual art. Siqueiros was a painter of big latitudes; he printed the colors of his environment in each of his life’s passions. He incorporated in his work more innovations than the technology offered him, therefore he was always looking for new visual experiments. His art was characterized by dramatic perspectives, robust figures, the audacious use of color and surrealism. Siqueros’ work at the hotel is located in the Presidential Suite and is very unique: it is his only painting with the subject of boats.
On the hotel halls we can find the work of Alejandro Gómez Oropeza, who uses sensuality, eroticism and passion in each work. He describes his art as a reflection of his spirit, comparing it with the joy, sadness and frenzy of a determined period during his life.
712 rooms and suites with unique decorations and views, provided with color television, in-house movies and TV-internet, minibar, electronic wall safe, direct dialing telephone, voice mail and connections for fax and personal computers. Our spacious rooms are decorated in a modern and elegant Mexican style. Camino Real offers in three room categories tranquility and comfort to every guest. Our standard rooms have gardens or fountains views, the Pool View rooms surround the main garden and the pool and the Camino Real Club offers the executive service.
Let us spoil you with our Camino Real Club
When booking our Camino Real Club rooms, besides being privileged with express and separate express check-in, you will enjoy special in-room amenities and receive personalized butler service including :
- Luggage unpacking
- Light pressing up to 2 pieces per person
- Wake-up call service with complimentary morning coffee or tea, freshly squeezed orange juice and newspaper.
- Shoeshine service upon request
- Special evening amenities and turn down service
- Bathrobe and slippers during your stay
At the Camino Real Club Lounge, open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday and from 7:00 to 21:00 hrs for Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy:
- Complimentary Continental breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from Monday to Friday and for Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Confirmation of your business appointments
- Concierge assistance for confirmation of reservations, fax, or any other service you may require during your stay
- Complimentary open bar from 7:00 to 20:00 hrs., with domestic brand drinks and canapés
Junior Suites (14 suites)
Located on the suites area. All of them have a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The parlor has a space of 79 m2 and the bedroom of 24 m2.
Fiesta Suites (6 suites)
Located on the suites area, all have direct access to the private swimming-pool of the “Zona Rosa” (only 8 suites have access to this exclusive facility). They have a traditional decoration, with a living and sleeping area, two bathrooms. The parlor has a space of 97m2 and the bedroom of 23 m2.
Master Suites (4 suites)
Located in the rooms area. The large living room, and bedroom are separate, both with a bathroom. The parlor has a space of 95 m2 and the bedroom of 31 m2.
Chapultepec Suites (3 suites)
All have a large living room on the first level and one bedroom on the second level, each with a bathroom, one on every level. They overlook the “Zona Rosa” patio and private swimming-pool. The parlor has a space of 68 m2 and the bedroom of 23 m2.
Viceroy Suites (8 suites)
Located in the suites area, six of them were recently refurbished in an eclectic Mexican style. All have a large living room with kitchenette and service area on the ground level and two bathrooms on the upper level. Both bedrooms have a private bathroom. The parlor has a space of 95 m2 and the bedroom of 24 m2.
Presidential Suite “Guadalupe Victoria”
Named after the first Mexican President, it has a large living room, dining room and kitchen, reception area with piano, private swimming-pool in the garden, two bedrooms, bathrooms (one with a sauna), all on two levels. The parlor has a space of 550 m2 and the bedroom of 40 m2.
Restaurants and Bars
Camino Real offers a gastronomic gallery with one of the best services in the world. You will be able to enjoy different cuisines without leaving the Hotel.
- Centro Castellano, where the best of Spanish cuisine blends with the sea freshness of our shellfish.
- La Huerta Coffee Shop. Mexican and International cuisine to meet all your expectations. Ideal for informal get-togethers, offers a choice of buffet and a la carte selection.
- Café Tamayo. Enjoy our local and international selection of coffee and beverages in a lovely setting framed with a beautiful mural by the famous Rufino Tamayo, which puts the finishing touch on a truly authentic comer of Mexican culture, Continental breakfast served.
- Room Service 24 hours.
- Blue Lounge Bar. Discover the first over water bar and enjoy an abundant selection of drinks and a snack in a pleasantly contemporary setting.
- China Grill, immerses its fellow diner in a unique gastronomic experience, which will transport them to the four comers of the culinary world. China Grill’s fusion cuisine is a stimulating blend of the most representative dishes of international cuisine. And China Grill’s Sushi Bar is a transporting experience all of its own. A magnificent selection of sushi is laid out on a generous common table, inviting guest to mingle and linger over the food. At the Moon Bar stars are the main attraction alter disk, laying the night at your feet. Opened in January 2003, with Chinese gourmet dishes. ( One of the top ten restaurants in Las Vegas).
- Bice Bistro.- An Italian bistro, offering international specialities and oyster bar within a casual setting. Opened 24 hours a day.
- Token Café & Bar.- Recently opened. A state of the art internet café. Daily open from 07:00 to 11:00 Hrs.
A Business Center designed specifically for top executives, featuring the personalized service for which Camino Real, Mexico City is famous for.
The Center includes the Orozco, Rivera and Velasco meeting rooms, each seating up to eight persons, and the Frida Kahlo board room with a capacity for up to eighteen.
Each of the four rooms affords comfort, privacy and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, including screens, TV’s, VCR’s and flipcharts.
A professional staff of secretaries and translators is on hand to meet the needs of those executives who request these services. Also available is fax, photocopying, rental of personal computers and cellular telephones.
Open Monday to Sunday from 7:00 to 23:00hrs
Leisure and Facilities
Swimming Pool: Located in the main garden, our outdoor heated swimming pool and sun-deck are open from: Monday to Sunday 6:00 – 18:00 hrs Free of charge for hotel guests.
Attractive boutiques, travel agency, car rental, ATM machine, 24 hours currency exchange and many more services available on the hotel premises.