MONTERREY -- This city contains about 8,500 hotel rooms and an
airport that is being upgraded to accommodate an expected increase
On the hotel front, Presidente Inter-Continental took over
management of the former Fiesta Americana Monterrey Valle.
The 305-room hotel is now called the Presidente
Another new name in the area is the 231-room Fiesta Inn
Monterrey Centro, the fourth Fiesta Inn to open in Monterrey.
The property, which opened in April 2000, features a business
center and six meeting rooms.
More new brands are in the works for Monterrey. The France-based
Accor group is planning to open two new properties this year under
its Novotel and Ibis brands.
The 238-room Novotel Monterrey Valle and 105-room Ibis Monterrey
Valle are both slated to open in October.
Other prop- erties in Monterrey include the 403-room Crowne
Plaza Monterrey; the 255-room Sheraton Ambassador Hotel &
Towers; the 246-room Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora, which is
connected to Cintermax, the city's largest meetings and exhibition
center; the 233-room Radisson Gran Plaza Ancira, and the 91-room
Meanwhile, the city's Mariano Escobedo airport is being expanded
to accommodate more flights.
The facility is being renovated to provide improved arrivals and
check-in areas, with the renovation scheduled to be completed by
the end of this year.
The airport also has seen increased air service from the U.S.,
most recently a new nonstop flight from New York's Kennedy Airport.
The flight is operated by Aero-mexico.