Mexico City, Mexico (October 18, 2006) – Spend the holidays in Mexico City and experience culturally-rich sights, extraordinary Christmas shopping, and indigenous spa therapies for a city winter getaway. Marquis Reforma, the 209-room boutique hotel and member of Leading Hotels of the World, introduces its December Special with 30% savings per night from December 1, 2006 to January 11, 2007. Guests stay in a Deluxe Standard Room with garden view and receive daily buffet breakfast; two tickets for sight-seeing tours on Turibus; transportation to the Santa Fe Shopping Complex, Latin America’s largest shopping destination; and 20% discount on spa treatments at Spa Marquis, the hotel’s luxury spa and only member of Leading Spas of the World in Mexico City. The December Special starts at $170 per room, per night based on double occupancy. Taxes are additional. For reservations or more information, www.marquisreforma.com.

Sight-seeing in Mexico City is made easy with Turibus, a double-decker bus service reminiscent of buses in London, as it breezes by the historic center, Paseo de la Reforma, Chapultepec Park, and trendy neighborhoods such as Condesa, Roma and Polanco. Travelers can get on and off at any stop, as many times as they like during the day and they can listen to recorded commentary over a headset. The Santa Fe Shopping Complex offers an exclusive selection of high quality shops, numerous fine dining restaurants, luxury department stores and even art dealerships prime for gift-giving. When all the sight-seeing and shopping is over, guests can return to Spa Marquis to unwind in the steam rooms or enjoy a therapeutic massage or facial. Recommended therapies include the Pearl Spa Therapy (Coyolxauhqui), named after the Aztec Moon Goddess featuring aromatherapy, exfoliation, body wrap and massage using pearl-based marine products; and the Gold Spa Therapy (Tonatiuh), named after the Aztec Sun God featuring a facial, massage and body wrap using golden marine products.

The five-star Marquis Reforma offers guests handsome surroundings in a post-modern, Art Deco influenced style. Most of the guest rooms are suites. A highlight of the boutique hotel is the luxurious 16,000 sq. ft spa, the largest in the region. The marble, colonnaded spa features 11 treatment rooms, Swiss shower, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath, indoor swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness center. The hotel’s two restaurants are presided over by a chef honored at the illustrious James Beard House in New York. On fashionable Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of Mexico City’s cultural and financial district, the Marquis Reforma provides immediate access to the city’s finest parks, museums and restaurants.

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