Have a VIP with a long stopover in a strange city? You can quickly become a star if you find them a luxurious activity that also makes the most of their valuable time. Marquis Reforma Hotel in Mexico City (www.marquisreforma.com), offers the largest spa in the city. Why not book a massage, facial or scrub in one of its 11 treatment rooms? Contact Spa Director Yolanda Pina ([email protected]) to book an appointment with Gloria Lopez or Esmeralda Benitez. The hotel’s concierge will arrange transportation to and from the airport.
In Puerto Rico, a similar opportunity awaits for those who fly in to cruise out of the port at Old San Juan. Eden Spa (Recinto sur #331, Acosta Building, just steps away from the port) is owned by Alexandra Quiles (787-721-6400), who has put together a pristine and elegant facility that offers a wide range of treatments.
Another stopover for Old San Juan: The Sheraton Old San Juan (www.sheratonoldsanjuan.com) is now the former Wyndham San Juan Hotel & Casino.
The property’s interiors have been stripped down and re-built to create a virtually brand-new hotel using all of the new Sheraton standards. For clients going to or coming from a cruise, nothing beats booking them in Suite 727 with its expansive balcony that allows for a dazzling view of inbound and outbound cruise ships. General Manager Alex Andrade ([email protected]) has also meticulously overseen the addition of the hip Del Fuego restaurant and bar.