Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a multi-year management agreement with Consorcio Hotelero S.A. de C.V. for a Doubletree by Hilton full-service hotel in Mexico. Construction of the Doubletree by Hilton, Merida is expected to begin this month with a scheduled completion in March 2011.
This latest announcement reinforces the continued growth of Hilton Worldwide in the region, and the further development success of the upscale, full-service Doubletree by Hilton brand across Latin America. “Doubletree by Hilton, Merida is another fine example of our efforts to expand the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands throughout Mexico and Latin America” .
“Doubletree by Hilton, Merida is another fine example of our efforts to expand the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands throughout Mexico and Latin America,” commented Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, for Hilton Worldwide. “This agreement comes on the heels of the recent opening of Hilton Mexico City Reforma - the first managed Hilton property in the city center. Now, we announce another great milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we bring the Doubletree by Hilton brand to this exciting country, and are pleased to being doing so with such reputable hospitality professionals.”
Strategically located in Merida’s hotel zone and business district, the Doubletree by Hilton, Merida offers convenient access to the city’s most important points and proximity to restaurants, shopping, and more. Just ten minutes from Merida International Airport, the brand new Doubletree by Hilton, Merida will offer 100 guest rooms and suites, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool and fitness center.
Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree by Hilton hotels, commented, “This latest Doubletree by Hilton development in Merida, Mexico represents another positive step in our brand’s growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, joining Doubletree by Hilton hotels and resorts now open in Peru, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. With further development plans confirmed in Mexico and Panama, along with 225 additional hotels welcoming guests in locations across the globe, the potential benefits for owners and developers of current and new-build hotels to become affiliated with Hilton Worldwide and the Doubletree by Hilton brand have never been greater.”
Known as “the White City” due to the color of the city’s older buildings and its cleanliness, Merida is the largest city and capital in Mexico’s state of Yucatán. A cultural haven, Merida was designated as the first American capital of culture in 2000 and is home to an array of museums, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and shopping, complemented by the city’s colonial architecture and vibrant ambiance. Visitors to Merida can also enjoy a day trip to the Chichen Itza ruins, one of the most visited archaeological sites of Mexico.