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Starwood Opens Le Meridien Mexico City Hotel
By Scott Kauffman | October 30, 2012 10:31 AM ET
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Trinity Investments, LLC and Terra Investments S.R.L.C.V. recently announced the debut of the first Le Méridien Hotel in Mexico City with the opening of Le Méridien Mexico City.
Situated at Paseo de la Reforma 69 in the heart of the city's vibrant financial and cultural district, Le Méridien Mexico City combines timeless chic design and a love of the arts and cuisine, offering travelers a distinctive and compelling experience.
"The opening of Le Méridien Mexico City is part of Starwood's aggressive expansion strategy in Latin America marking the 71st Starwood hotel in the region and the seventh in Mexico City," said Osvaldo Librizzi, Co-President of the Americas, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "We're thrilled to bring Le Méridien to Mexico City, which continues to be a preferred destination for business and pleasure."
Le Méridien Mexico City features 160 rooms - all suites - with breathtaking skyline views, and the brand's signature Le Méridien Bed. The hotel also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and C'est la Vie-- a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
"Since being acquired by Starwood more than six years ago, Le Méridien has undergone a comprehensive brand re-launch," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien & Westin. "The brand boasts the strongest portfolio ever in its forty year history and the debut of Le Méridien in Mexico City, which is a hub for style and creativity, marks another key milestone in our transformation."
Trinity Investments, LLC is an international real estate investment company focused primarily in hospitality/resort assets in Hawaii and Mexico, and commercial real estate in Japan. Since its predecessor company was first formed in 1996, Trinity and its affiliates have acquired and developed over $4 billion in real estate assets and companies, including hotels, office buildings, apartments, and retail centers.
"We are excited to bring the Le Méridien brand to our hotel, our guests, our employees, and Mexico City," said Ryan Donn, Managing Director of Honolulu-based Investments, whose company has offices in New York and Tokyo. "The brand epitomizes the sophistication and style that Mexico City, as a world gateway city, exudes."
Le Méridien Mexico City features the newly-developed Le Méridien Hub experience which re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place for creative people to converse, debate, and exchange.
Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in November 2005. With over 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood's then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase.