November 1 Marks Merida Opening

Presidente InterContinental hotel reflects region’s colonial past

By: Dawna Robertson

Presidente InterContinental Hotels & Resorts held the grand opening of its ninth hotel in Mexico, the Presidente InterContinental Villa Mercedes Merida. Set in a 19th-century mansion, the residential art nouveau style design boasts 127 deluxe rooms and four suites.

“We are very excited to open the Presidente InterContinental Villa Mercedes Merida, which is one of the most storied properties in the area,” remarked Gordon Viberg, managing director of Presidente InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. “It will bring its brand and its level of service to the hotel, while keeping in step with the personality of the area.”

The property reflects the colonial past of Merida, yet offers all of the services and amenities of the Presidente InterContinental hotel brand. Even it’s location is prime, just 100 meters off Paseo Montejo, a broad tree-lined avenue built in the late 1880s to resemble the Champs Elysees in Paris. Today, the popular thoroughfare brims with cafes, restaurants, museums, upscale shops and mansions.

The new Presidente InterContinental offers two special-access Executive Floors, 24-hour room service, an advanced business center and fitness center. The hotel’s meeting space encompasses nine spacious, state-of-the-art rooms capable of hosting up to 350 persons. The Merida Convention Center is situated just minutes from the hotel.

Nightly rates are from $109 for deluxe accommodations.

Other Presidente InterContinental properties can be found in Mexico City, Cancun, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta.