MONTERREY, Mexico -- Marriott International is bullish on Mexico.
The company, which operates seven Marriott-branded hotels in
Mexico, last month opened its first Fairfield Inn property outside
the U.S. here, the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Monterrey Airport.
The 104-room hotel is located about three minutes from
Monterrey's Apodaca Airport. The hotel is near the Cintermex
Convention Center, Sesame Street Park, La Fe Shopping Center and La
Cola de Caballo waterfalls.
The property formerly was the Optima Express Monterrey Airport.
Marriott will operate the hotel under a franchise agreement with
Optima Hoteles de Mexico, SA de CV.
The Fairfield Inn is Marriott's second property in Monterrey and
marks its second deal with Optima, which also owns the Courtyard by
Marriott hotel in Monterrey.
Optima Hoteles, which owns and operates 700 hotel rooms in
Mexico, said it plans to invest more than $200 million during the
next five years to build about 3,000 more rooms. Optima operates
mostly business-class hotels.
The Fairfield Inn brand is being marketed to "value-conscious"
business and leisure travelers.
Rooms at the Monterrey property feature a work area with desk
and ergonomic chair; two-line telephones with voice mail and a data
port; an alarm clock/radio; and an iron and ironing board.
The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service between the
airport, hotel and nearby companies; currency exchange; a business
center; an outdoor swimming pool; daily breakfast; and laundry
Rates at the hotel range from $49 per night, weekends, to $69
per night, weekdays, and include a continental breakfast.
In addition to the two Monterrey properties, Marriott operates
hotels in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 228-2800 or