A hotel with 5 centuries of history in the heart of Mexico City.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de México is a unique luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of Mexico City, on the historic Zocalo square. This spectacular art-nouveau building features an immense stained-glass Tiffany style ceiling, designed by the French artisan Jacques Gruber, a Louis XV style chandelier in the lobby, and beautiful wrought-iron railings on the first three floors.
The origin of this historic building dates back to 1526. It was a residence to the Royal Accountant, Rodrigo de Albornoz. In 1895, it was bought by the Frenchman Sebastian Robert to make the first shopping centre in Mexico. Built at the height of the Porfiriato in an ideal location in the heart of the capital, the Gran Hotel Ciudad de México is one of the most fascinating corners of the metropolis.
In 1968 the building was converted into a hotel for the celebration of the Mexico City Olympic Games. After extensive renovation and restoration, the hotel reopened in 2005, maintaining all the features that have made this an emblematic building in Mexico City.
The location of Gran Hotel Ciudad de México could not be more central, and this makes it ideal for both business and pleasure in the city. The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace are virtually on the doorstep of the hotel, while the Templo Mayor Museum and the Latin American Tower are just a short walk away. Other museums and sites are also within easy reach. You may of course recognise the hotel from the opening scenes of the James Bond film, Spectre.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de México has 60 rooms and suites, all elegantly and luxuriously furnished in a style in keeping with the magnificent décor of this boutique hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature amenities that include flat-screen TVs, mini-bars and safes. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.