IHG, (InterContinental Hotels Group), announced the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro hotel. With a prime location in the city’s historic downtown, the property incorporates a renovated colonial mansion dating back to the city’s foundation in the 15th century.
Gerardo Murray, Regional Vice President Marketing, Commercial & Revenue Strategy, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG said: “With the opening and expansion of the Holiday Inn Express brand in Merida, IHG contributes to the economic and touristic development of the region. We are confident of the success that the hotel will have, as it will provide a smart choice of lodging, a fantastic location and a straightforward, efficient service for travelers who visit this destination, whether for business or pleasure.”
The Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro is located at Calle 60 #491 in the Centro neighborhood and is walking distance to Museo de la Musica (Music Museum), Palacio Canton (Regional Museum of Anthropology) and Paseo Montejo Avenue, well-known for its local eateries, shopping and Mexican evening festivals on Saturdays. Guests can easily get around the city with the hotel’s proximity to the Zocalo, Santa Lucia park and Jose Peon Contreras Museum, one of the most important in Merida.
The property’s guestrooms feature queen, king-size, or two double beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, flat-screen TV, iron and ironing board, and an in-room coffee machine with complimentary coffee. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, business center, two meeting rooms, a complimentary parking lot and free high-speed Wi-Fi with IHG® Connect.
Additionally, guests can enjoy the daily complimentary Express Start® Breakfast bar which features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of fresh egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, hot coffee, juices and regional dishes such as salbutes (crispy fried tortilla snacks topped with shredded meat, lettuce and tomato).
Merida is Yucatan State’s capital in Southeastern Mexico and offers unique architecture, cuisine and a mix of its three major cultures: Mayan, Spanish and Lebanese. Guests can visit impressive archaeological sites such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal & Ek Balam, all located a short distance from the city. For leisure and adventure seekers, swimming the Cuzama Cenotes, the famous and beautiful subterranean Chelentun, Chacsinicche and Bolonchojol in particular, are a delight. Nearby are magical places like Celestun Biosphere Reserve, where visitors can taste seafood dishes prepared locally and enjoy the natural scenery with colorful colonies of flamingos.
Owned by Inmobiliaria Merida S.A. de CV. and managed by Inmobiliaria Hotelera de Yucatan, S.A, the Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.