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OLD-WORLD SOPHISTICATION

Beautiful suites with old-world feel await guests who want to be transported back to the glamour of yesteryears. You deserve nothing less than spacious dwellings adorned with big beds with plush sheets, carefully-selected antique pieces, and modern amenities. Enjoy the conveniences of free Wi-Fi internet, flat-screen TV with cable, room service, and daily housekeeping. Each suite has a private bathroom equipped with bathrobe, slippers, and hand-crafted soap and shampoo.
FIVE-STAR PAMPERING

We provide five-star service that will satisfy even the most discriminating of guests. Whether you’re staying for business or leisure, you will find our facilities and services more than satisfactory. Our front desk is ready to help you 24/7 and we have a concierge to tend to your special concerns. We have an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar/lounge, spa services, and meeting rooms that you can use during your stay. We also have shuttle services that can you to and from the airport.
IN THE HEART OF VIBRANT MERIDA

Convenience is a must of an enjoyable stay and our splendid location guarantees that. Just 10 minutes or less away from the places that matter in Merida, discovering the best of this vibrant city is an easy affair. Visit the Montejo House, Plaza Grande, and the museum by foot. For farther destinations, we can arrange transportation for your use.

The foundation and history of mérida


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Francisco de Montejo (the Younger) founded a Spanish colony at Campeche, about 160km to the southwest, in 1540. From this base he took advantage of political dissension among the Maya, conquering T’ho (now Mérida) in 1542. By decade’s end, Yucatán was mostly under Spanish colonial rule.
When Montejo’s conquistadors entered T’ho, they found a major Maya settlement of lime-mortared stone that reminded them of the Roman architecture in Mérida, Spain. They promptly renamed the city and proceeded to build it into the regional capital, dismantling the Maya structures and using the materials to construct a cathedral and other stately buildings. Mérida took its colonial orders directly from Spain, not from Mexico City, and Yucatán has had a distinct cultural and political identity ever since.
During the War of the Castes, only Mérida and Campeche were able to hold out against the rebel forces. On the brink of surrender, the ruling class in Mérida was saved by reinforcements sent from central Mexico in exchange for Mérida’s agreement to take orders from Mexico City.

Mérida today is the peninsula’s center of commerce, a bustling city that has benefited greatly from the maquiladoras (assembly plants) that opened in the 1980s and ’90s and the tourism industry that picked up during those decades.

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