Taking the family on business trips is a trend that continues to
grow, as parents increasingly view business travel as an
opportunity to spend precious time with family and create lifelong
Not only recognizing the trend but encouraging it as well,
Marquis Reforma has created a Family Business Package that offers
learning and playing in one of the world's great culture capitals
as well as good value in a country where the dollar is strong.
"We have just launched the package in response to our
observation that our business travelers were regularly bringing
spouses to enjoy Mexico City and, increasingly, extending their
stays over the weekends,” said Carlos Fernandez, regional director
of sales and marketing for Hoteles Marquis. “And they were bringing
their children to expose them to Mexico's culture and history. So
the package responds to a well-documented trend, and we look
forward to a lot of interest."
Family Business includes accommodations in a spacious suite,
breakfast buffet for parents and children (two children up to 12
years old), and excursions (including transportation and tickets)
to two of Mexico's most ancient and youthful attractions the
monumental ruins of the pre-Aztec city of Teotihuacan and the
contemporary Ciudad de los Ninos (City of Children).
“At Marquis Reforma, we want to emphasize that Mexico City is an
important world cultural capital, full of opportunities for
families to play and learn together whether they are visiting
ancient pyramids or the popular Ciudad de los Ninos,” Fernandez
Teotihuacan, a sprawling metropolis of 200,000 people at its
zenith in AD 400, was discovered by the Aztecs centuries after its
ruin. They named it Teotihuacan, which means "place where men
At the innovative La Ciudad de los Ninos (City of Children),
families discover a real, kid-sized city complete with streets,
buildings, businesses and vehicles. Here, kids can play the roles
of more than 60 professions, earn a salary and transact "business”
with "official currency,” all under the supervision of a
highly-qualified adult team.
Mexico City's finest museums are a stroll from the Marquis
Reforma, including the National Museum of Anthropology, the Museum
of Modern Art and the Museo Rufino Tamayo. Most Mexico City museums
have children's programs during the weekends so parents can enjoy
exhibitions on their own.
The Marquis Reforma is located on fashionable Paseo de la
Reforma, known as Mexico's version of the Champs Elysees, and one
of the most important and impressive avenues in all of Latin
America. The property’s 209 rooms and suites offer dramatic views
over Mexico City's rooftops or down Reforma Avenue.
While the city beckons exploration, kids and parents will also
be lured by the canary songs from the hotel's new Los Canarios,
which serves Spanish and Mexican food and has live canaries
serenading guests and diners. The hotel's art-deco-styled La Jolla
Restaurant offers an elegant escape, and Cafe Royal is known for a
legendary Sunday brunch and a generous buffet complete with local
The largest and most luxurious in the city, the Marquis Reforma
Spa offers treatments ranging from holistic massages to steam baths
and aromatherapy. Featuring an indoor pool, Jacuzzis and a juice
bar, the facility adjoins the fitness center and beauty salon.
Based on a minimum two-night stay through Dec. 31, the Marquis
Reforma Family Business Package is priced from $320 nightly per
room, plus taxes. All rates and packages are commissionable at 10