Nestled in the lush vegetation just 10 minutes outside of downtown Villahermosa, Mexico, the stylish new Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center began welcoming guests this week to this vital center for tourism and commerce in the southernmost part of the country, near the Gulf of Mexico. Offering renowned Hilton service and amenities, the new 220-room full-service hotel will accommodate business travelers visiting Villahermosa’s growing oil industrial complexes and natural gas facilities, and will be the ideal starting point for visitors to the Mayan Trail, ruins of Palenque and other nearby historical and archaeological sites of the Mayan and Olmecan cultures.
The hotel is owned by Inmobiliaria Puerta Maya S.A. de C.V. of Villahermosa. Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., will manage the hotel. This hotel becomes the third managed property in Mexico as the corporation actively pursues more management contracts in the country.
“This contemporary new hotel will fulfill our guests’ expectations with luxurious amenities, masterful service and extensive business and meeting facilities,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “We look forward to seeing the new hotel and conference center succeed as a valued resource for tourists, business travelers and the local community by offering legendary Hilton service, style and amenities.”
The modern four-story building features contemporary Mexican style, with granite and marble throughout. The hotel has 220 fully-equipped guestrooms, all of which feature the Hilton Serenity Bed, granite bathrooms, complimentary high-speed Internet, 27” televisions with satellite content, three telephones and a refreshment center. The hotel’s Executive Floor adds a new dimension of elegance and exclusivity with 44 rooms, including four suites. A comfortable Executive floor lounge serves a continental breakfast each morning and wine and hors d’oeuvres each afternoon. All guests of the hotel can utilize the bilingual concierge and transportation to and from the airport (reservation required).
With 19,156 square feet of flexible and technologically advanced meeting space, the Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center is ideal for meetings, social functions and work sessions. The conference center is outfitted with 17 flexible meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 1,000 people. To facilitate large functions comfortably and quickly, groups and meetings have access to a separate 900-space parking lot and dedicated group registration desk. The ample outdoor space surrounding the pool deck is perfect for beverages and dinners. A business center is located in the heart of the lobby area and is open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Two upscale restaurants serve a variety of needs. El Madrigal is a full-service restaurant with exquisite local and international cuisine, and is open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. El Eden offers a panoramic view of the colorful vegetation surrounding the hotel, or guests may choose to dine on the outdoor terrace. The cuisine is an exotic blend of sushi and Asian fusion, and is served for lunch and dinner from 1:00 p.m. until midnight. At the El Mure Bar, guests can unwind from a long day by enjoying international beverages(a) while listening to relaxing music and enjoying the comfortable ambience. During the afternoons, a wide variety of premium coffees and international teas are served, along with a selection of pastries. The bar features a creative selection of martinis(a), and is open from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
The Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center has an abundant array of recreation and fitness options, including an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool tub, fully-equipped fitness center, two lighted tennis courts, golf driving range and a spa with comprehensive relaxation and beauty treatments.