South-of-the-border spots for work or play

Winning on location and amenities, Mexico City’s new Sheraton Centro Historico Hotel and Convention Center resides within walking distance of the Palace of Fine Arts. Or stay put in the 457-room hotel outfitted with two pools, three restaurants, a spa, rooftop garden, and business-wired rooms adjacent to 50,000 square feet of meeting space. From $150. (888) 625-5144,

The sprawling new 35,000-square-foot spa at the JW Marriott Cancu Resort & Spa qualifies as Cancun’s biggest. Mayan-inspired treatments incorporating native clays and crystals instill serenity amid the busy Cancun beach. From $195. (800) 223-6388,

Sleepy Isla Mujeres, a ferry ride from Cancun, welcomes two newcomers to the island familia. Both the eight-story Avalon Grand and the white-stucco villas of the Avalon Reef Club (pictured)share common areas, beachfront, and colorful Mexican decor. From $125. (888) 497-4325,