Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel opens in Yucatan, Mexico
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Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel opens in Yucatan, Mexico

IHG brings smart lodging to the cultural heart of this enchanting historical city

May 06, 2019 // // IHG®, (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 131-room Holiday Inn Express® Merida Centro hotel. With a prime location in the city’s historic downtown, the property incorporates a renovated colonial mansion dating back to the city’s foundation in the 15th century.

  • Gerardo Murray, Regional Vice President Marketing, Commercial & Revenue Strategy, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG said: “With the opening and expansion of the Holiday Inn Express brand in Merida, IHG contributes to the economic and touristic development of the region. We are confident of the success that the hotel will have, as it will provide a smart choice of lodging, a fantastic location and a straightforward, efficient service for travelers who visit this destination, whether for business or pleasure.”

The Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro is located at Calle 60 #491 in the Centro neighborhood and is walking distance to Museo de la Musica (Music Museum), Palacio Canton (Regional Museum of Anthropology) and Paseo Montejo Avenue, well-known for its local eateries, shopping and Mexican evening festivals on Saturdays. Guests can easily get around the city with the hotel’s proximity to the Zocalo, Santa Lucia park and Jose Peon Contreras Museum, one of the most important in Merida.

The property’s guestrooms feature queen, king-size, or two double beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, flat-screen TV, iron and ironing board, and an in-room coffee machine with complimentary coffee. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, business center, two meeting rooms, a complimentary parking lot and free high-speed Wi-Fi with IHG® Connect.

Additionally, guests can enjoy the daily complimentary Express Start® Breakfast bar which features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of fresh egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, hot coffee, juices and regional dishes such as salbutes (crispy fried tortilla snacks topped with shredded meat, lettuce and tomato).

Merida is Yucatan State’s capital in Southeastern Mexico and offers unique architecture, cuisine and a mix of its three major cultures: Mayan, Spanish and Lebanese. Guests can visit impressive archaeological sites such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal & Ek Balam, all located a short distance from the city. For leisure and adventure seekers, swimming the Cuzama Cenotes, the famous and beautiful subterranean Chelentun, Chacsinicche and Bolonchojol in particular, are a delight. Nearby are magical places like Celestun Biosphere Reserve, where visitors can taste seafood dishes prepared locally and enjoy the natural scenery with colorful colonies of flamingos.

Owned by Inmobiliaria Merida S.A. de CV. and managed by Inmobiliaria Hotelera de Yucatan, S.A, the Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-HOLIDAY or by going to

The Holiday Inn Express brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at, by downloading the IHG® App, or inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 5,600 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.

About IHG®

IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®,
EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and nearly 843,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

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