This was the first hotel built on this block of Campos Eliseos Avenue that now houses the Nikko, W and Marriott hotels. Because of its great location for both business and tourism trips, all these hotels usually enjoy high occupancy.
The Intercontinental has a large lobby with leather couches that seem to be a favorite meeting point. Next to it there is a bar which enjoys a nice crowd of both locals and guests who listen to a quartet with a live singer.
This is also the home of Pied de Couchon, the famous French restaurant, it is open 24 hours a day and it is a favorite for power lunches and elegant dinners. Alfredo di Roma is another one of the world renowned restaurants in the hotel. There is also a Japanese restaurant, a more casual cafeteria for a quick breakfast or lunch.
The hotel has a great swimming pool, a gym, a spa and plenty of meeting and banquet rooms of all sizes. This hotel is very popular among Mexican companies that host corporate events as well as the Mexican government so be prepared to go through metal detectors when the President or some other high-ranking government official is present. This has never been an inconvenience, you go through very quickly and without a hassle but it may surprise foreigners who are not used to this procedure.