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The iconic Princess Mundo Imperial marks 50 years in Acapulco

Opened in 1971, Princess Mundo Imperial helped establish Acapulco into a hotspot for Hollywood’s jetsetters. With 1,011 rooms across three towers and its main pyramid-shaped building – designed by William Rudolph and Leonides Guadarrama and inspired by ancient Aztec architecture – the hotel remains a standout in the Acapulco landscape.

ACAPULCO, MEXICO – Princess Mundo Imperial is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new coffee-table book highlighting the resort’s storied history and early memories. Coinciding with the book launch is a newly-adorned hallway in the hotel where guests can view mementos from throughout the years.

Opened in 1971, Princess Mundo Imperial helped establish Acapulco into a hotspot for Hollywood’s jetsetters. With 1,011 rooms across three towers and its main pyramid-shaped building – designed by William Rudolph and Leonides Guadarrama and inspired by ancient Aztec architecture – the hotel remains a standout in the Acapulco landscape. Princess Mundo Imperial has hosted a bevy of legendary stars and politicians since its opening, like John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Dustin Hoffman and George Harrison, to name a few. The hotel also served as a filming location for movies like the classic ‘70s French comedy “Le Magnifique” starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, as well as a home to the multimillionaire and aviator Howard Hughes in his final years.

“From entertainment to sports, Princess Mundo Imperial has been the site of so many iconic moments throughout Acapulco’s history,” said Mauricio Ramirez, Commercial & Marketing Director at Mundo Imperial Entertainment & Hospitality. “This year will bring even more exciting happenings as we continue to celebrate this emblem of the destination. Here’s to the next 50 years!"

For her book “Acapulco Princess, Leyenda del Pacífico, (Acapulco Princess Legend of the Pacific)” author and historian Ana Paula Rivas spent two years researching the hotel’s beginnings and consulting historical documents, even traveling throughout Mexico and the U.S. to interview former employees. The result is a stunning look at the half-century of a property that has marked Acapulco as a leading destination, from its construction to its era as a Hollywood magnet to its status today as one of Mexico’s most notable hotels. The book is exclusively sold onsite at the hotel.

Guests can explore the Princess Mundo Imperial story in the hotel’s dedicated History Hallway located in the lobby, featuring anecdotes, imagery and facts about the property. More recently the Princess Mundo Imperial served as backdrop for scenes in the global Netflix hit series “Luis Miguel,” which takes viewers through the Mexican pop icon’s life and career. The hotel has also continued to host some of the country’s leading events, including the Mexican Tennis Open, Surf Open League and Tropico Festival.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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