While destinations like Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta will always remain popular among tourists headed to Mexico, the country’s capital city is gaining traction with several publications recognizing it as a top destination for 2019. On the heels of this recognition, as well as a yearlong World Design Capital designation, Mexico City is welcoming its increasing number of visitors with expanding airlift, new hotels, up-and-coming restaurants and more.

Coming soon to the ever-changing hotel landscape is The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City, which is slated to open next year. The luxury property will offer guests unobstructed views of Chapultepec Park, plus signature services and amenities including a Club Lounge and spa. In 2021, travelers can expect to find a 155-guestroom Park Hyatt property in the Polanco neighborhood, while Kimpton and Sofitel have also announced they will open properties in Mexico City without citing a specific time frame.

Quintonil Mexico City
An octopus dish at Quintonil.

When travelers aren’t hanging out in these soon-to-open chic accommodations, they can explore Mexico City’s culinary scene, which continues to be a foodie’s paradise. Quintonil and Pujol both made it to this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (#11 and 13, respectively), but other newcomers are also leaving their mark. For example, Masala y Maiz recently reopened its doors after being closed for six months. At this restaurant, diners can expect to find dishes that combine the spices, chilies, ingredients and cooking techniques of Mexico and South Asia.

If new accommodations and delectable dishes in a city already filled with monuments and museums galore is enough to entice a trip to Mexico City, reaching the destination will be easier than ever before for your clients. American Airlines added daily service between Philadelphia and Mexico City this year, while United Airlines also added three new daily flights from Newark to Mexico City. JetBlue also expanded its international service with Mexico City routes from Boston and New York City adding to already existing service departing from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

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