Hilton Hotels Makes History With Its First Ever Hotel In Mexico City’s Business District

Hilton Reinforces Expansion Efforts in Mexico with Addition of the Hilton Mexico City Reforma

October 24, 2009

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a multi-year management agreement with Inmobiliaria Interpres S.A. de C.V. for the first full-service Hilton hotel in the heart of Mexico City, Mexico steps from the famous Reforma Avenue. Currently known as a Sheraton, the already stunning property will undergo a series of upgrades to incorporate Hilton brand standards prior to its official conversion and opening as the Hilton Mexico City Reforma, scheduled for year's end. Joining the Hilton Mexico City Airport as the second Hilton hotel in the Mexican capital, this will be the sixth hotel for the Hilton brand in Mexico and the 24th property for Hilton Worldwide in the country.

"The Hilton Mexico City Reforma reinforces our commitment to grow the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands throughout Mexico and Latin America. This agreement strengthens Hilton's presence in one of the most important markets in the region with one of the most impressive products in Mexico City," commented Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, for Hilton Worldwide. "We are thrilled to work with such reputable hospitality professionals and look forward to the successful debut of the Hilton."

Strategically located at a gateway to the city's business district and Reforma Avenue, the hotel at Avenida Juarez 70, Colonia Centro, is just a stone's throw from major corporations and financial institutions. Just 15 minutes from the international airport, the magnificent property is also close to all that Mexico City's historic center has to offer, including everything from the Palacio Nacional and the cathedral to a variety of museums and theaters, making it the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.

"We are pleased about our partnership with Hilton and eager to have them on board as our hotel's management company," stated Siahou Sitton, president and CEO, Inmobiliaria Interpres S.A. de C.V. "Hilton's collection of sales, marketing, and technology tools, will be welcome additions to our business and we foresee a great future together."

Featuring 458 high-tech guest rooms and suites, the Hilton Mexico City Reforma will boast the Hilton Serenity Collection mattress, linens, and luxury amenities, as well as high-speed Internet access, flat screen 37 or 42 inch LCD televisions, work desk, and all the amenities for a productive stay. Spacious contemporary bathrooms are adorned with marble tile and equipped with both bath tub and shower. Rooms with spectacular views of Alameda Central Park and the Palacio de Bella Artes create the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable stay.

For the perfect meeting environment, the hotel offers nearly 45,000 square feet of meeting space, featuring a versatile convention center with 14 meeting rooms, including pillar-less spaces, and capacity for up to 5,000 guests. The property also features a state-of-the-art business center where guests can access an array of business services including high-speed Internet access, fax machine, secretarial services, and more.

After a long day, the city center Hilton Mexico City Reforma will help business travelers relax with a 5,015 square foot spa and 3,100 square foot fitness center, plus indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Dining options are plentiful as they tempt palates with variety and creativity displayed across three restaurants, a lobby lounge and a wine bar. El Cardenal Restaurant provides a distinctive menu of Mexican and colonial cuisine in a comfortable ambiance, Los Dones Restaurant specializes in buffet dining and international fare in a casual relaxing atmosphere, and Terraza Alameda delivers delicious comfort food complemented by unforgettable views of the historic center. Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the hotel's stylish Lobby Lounge or indulge in a wine tasting extravaganza at Sedevino Wine Bar, where travelers can choose from a wide selection of internationally recognized wines.

"Mexico is experiencing continuous growth and we are proud to expand the Hilton Hotels portfolio in this destination," Dave Horton, Global Head - Hilton Hotels, said. "We look forward to raising the Hilton flag in Mexico City and becoming a valuable member of this community."

Further information about the Hilton Mexico City Reforma will be available soon at www.hilton.com.

About Inmobiliaria Interpres S.A. de C.V
Established in 1999, Inmobiliaria Interpres was developed to acquire the land and part of a hotel construction project located at Av. Juárez 70, Col Centro, México, D.F., which had been originally started by Siahou Sitton in August 1998. Led by Siahou Sitton, Inmobiliaria Interpres moved forward with the project and successfully completed construction, equipment, signing of a credit contract with Bancomext, and signing of a management agreement with Hotel Centro Histórico and a Sheraton franchise agreement with Starwood. Inmobiliaria Interpres has remained as the owner of the hotel.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,300 hotels in 77 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Contacts:
Karla Visconti, Hilton Worldwide, Caribbean, Mexico & Latin America
+ 1 786.866.7240 karla.visconti@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
+ 1 703.883.5212 johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

 

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