Courtyard By Marriott Hotel finally opens its doors in downtown Mérida

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The property is located on the corner of Calle 62 and Avenida Colon, and has 208 rooms.

This May 11, the new Hotel Courtyard By Marriott Mérida Downtown, operated by Grupo Presidente, located on Avenida Colón, in front of the Yucatán International Congress Center, a few meters from Paseo de Montejo, officially opened its doors.  

This investment generated between 1,200 and 1,200 indirect and direct jobs during its construction, in addition to 100 formal jobs, according to the governor of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal.  

The hotel has 208 rooms fully equipped and designed in a modern and contemporary style. Its gastronomic offer includes the Napa Restaurant, which offers international cuisine, and the Sky Lounge rooftop restaurant. It also offers three meeting rooms with natural lighting.

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The building offers advanced and intelligent technology, ample access to electrical connections and USB ports strategically placed in all rooms, work areas, restaurants, lobby, and lounges, as well as free broadband Wi-Fi, among other things.  

Vila Dosal was present at the cutting of the inaugural ribbon; Michelle Fridman Hirsch, secretary for tourism development; the mayor of Mérida, Alejandro Ruz Castro; hotel managers and other guests.  

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In addition, the governor unveiled the inaugural plaque, which bears his name. 

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Before entering the place, the hotel’s medical staff performed Covid-19 tests for members of the local press and thus guarantee greater security for all attendees.  

The event was held at the top of the hotel, where the sunset of the city of Mérida could be observed from the emblematic avenue.  

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Braulio Arsagua Losada, CEO of Grupo Presidente, commented that undertaking a project of this magnitude is not easy at all, especially when everything “seems to be against you”, in the midst of a pandemic, however, today this dream can come true, he stressed.

 “It requires effort, leadership, passion, vision, trust and faith,” he said.  

The hotel was designed by the Yucatecan architects Agustino Quijano and Jorge Carlos Zoreda, whose style resembles the British Thomas Chippendale: “The important thing about a building is not that it means something to the architects, but to the people who walk through them,” said Arsagua Losada. 

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The Courtyard By Marriot Mérida has a “privileged” location, he stressed, since its location on the Colón, 200 meters from Paseo Montejo, in front of the new convention center and a few minutes from the Mérida airport, it is also surrounded by important tourist and cultural sites and historical, he noted.

Vila Dosal, during his speech, celebrated the arrival of this investment as it comes to support the economic recovery since this work generated many jobs during its construction; This is an important situation since 25 thousand jobs were lost during the pandemic, but 11 thousand have already been recovered, he also pointed out that all sectors are working to get ahead, applying hygiene and prevention protocols.  

In turn, he declared that tomorrow, in Valladolid, he will announce more than 1,500 million pesos in new investments in the tourism sector, new hotels, attractions, and products of the sector. “Something that fills us with great pleasure because tourism is a great opportunity to bring economic development to all corners of the state and not only in Mérida,” he said.

Finally, he asked to have confidence in Yucatan to be able to invest, since in the state “we are doing things as God intended”, the data shows it, he stressed, since we are the safest state in the entire country and Mérida is the best city ​​to invest in Mexico, he stressed.

Source: La Jornada Maya

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