WASHINGTON -- Marriott International said it will operate its ninth
property in Mexico as a result of a franchise agreement with the
owners of the 192-room Real Meson del Angel Hotel in Puebla.
Owned by Hotelera Meson del Angel, S.A. de C.V., the hotel will
be renamed the Puebla Marriott Real Hotel later this month.
Marriott said Hotelera Meson is controlled by a Salvadoran
family with holdings in automotive dealerships, hotels, banking,
real estate and agriculture.
Hotelera Meson's hospitality management division, Grupo Real,
includes a portfolio of 12 hotels with more than 2,200 rooms in
The hotel features the La Fonda restaurant, two heated outdoor
swimming pools, a tennis court and jogging paths. There are 14
function rooms, a business center and parking for 500 cars.
"We are very excited by the continued expansion of our lodging
system in Mexico," said Ed Fuller, president and managing director
of international lodging for Marriott International. "This is a
lovely hotel in a beautiful city. Coupled with its historic past
and its strong economic base, Puebla is one of the more important
cities in Mexico."