By Roger Cox, Editor
At 40, the 1,000-room Princess Mundo Imperial (formerly the Fairmont Acapulco Princess) remains one of the iconic hotels in the Mexican landscape thanks to its long history, unmistakable Aztec ziggurat architecture, and beachfront location. On the other hand, it derives its tennis credentials by hosting the annual Abierto Mexicano Telcel—the Mexican Open—a red-clay event for both men and women. Oddly, the website doesn't make much of that—in fact, you wouldn't know it had tennis. It does, however, have five red clay and artificial artificial grass courts available to guests as well as an on-site pro. He offers private lessons and runs guest round robins as well as handling tennis events for the corporate groups who favor the hotel. The tennis aside, the Princess has what you'd expect in a luxury hotel, including a spa, fitness center, access to two 18-hole golf courses, and numerous restaurants.
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Seasons. Year-round, though you'll find the conditions for tennis best from October to late April.
Travel Instructions. Direct flights to General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (ACA) are offered by several airlines, principally Aeromexico and Continental.