MEXICO CITY -- Embassy Suites Hotels is heading south of the border
to Mexico City.
The midscale hotel company said it will open a hotel in the
capital, its first in Mexico, by first-quarter 2005.
The 162-suite property will be operated under a franchise
agreement and managed by San Mateo, Calif.-based Landmark Hotels.
It will be owned by Mexico City-based Promotora Paseo de la
The new hotel will be situated in an existing building on the
Paseo de la Reforma near the monument to Christopher Columbus and
Mexico City's historic district, the Zona Rosa. The 18-story
building is undergoing extensive renovation.
David Greydanus, senior vice president of brand management for
Embassy Suites Hotels, said the company is banking on the
combination of the property's location in the heart of Mexico's
business district and the brand's popularity among business
travelers to bring success.
Services for business travelers will include four boardrooms and
what Embassy Suites is billing as "conference suites," rooms with
an adjoining conference room with seating for six guests.
The hotel will also feature a restaurant, retail stores, a
fitness center and a swimming pool.
Rooms will provide high-speed Internet access, two-line phones
with voice mail, a work area with a desk and a separate living
room. Breakfast will be included in the room rate, which is
expected to be about $150 per night.
For information or reservations, call (800) EMBASSY or visit the
Web at www.embassysuites.com.
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].