Located on renowned Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and just 30 minutes away from Mexico City International Airport, it was opened on March 31 1962 and has, since then becoming the mirror of the "Angel de la Independencia" and one
of the first international-style buildings in Mexico City.
The Mexico City Maria Isabel is an icon of modern architecture in Mexico and a fundamental work in the career of architects Juan Sordo Madaleno and Jose Villagran Garcia. When the Bolivian tycoon Atenor Patiño decided
to create the greatest hotel in Latin America, he clearly knew that what he wanted was the cutting-edge vision of these two architects for its execution. It would take the name "Maria Isabel" in honor of his deceased daughter.
With a capacity of more than 600 rooms, it was meant to become a landmark building in the city.