Wyndham Hotel Group’s fastest-growing brand in number of rooms, Baymont Inn & Suites announced the opening of its 400th property and first hotel in Mexico. The 118-room hotel, owned by Mexican firm Desarrollo Hotelero LC, is located in one of Mexico’s most prominent port cities. It joins more than 50 new Baymont Inn & Suites hotels opened in just over a year.
Since being acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2006, the brand has nearly quadrupled in system size and spread its portfolio, which was once concentrated to just several Midwestern states, across the U.S. and into Canada.
The latest addition to the portfolio is the Baymont Inn & Suites Lázaro Cárdenas. The 118-room hotel, owned by Mexican firm Desarrollo Hotelero LC, is situated in the south of Michoacán, the city of Lázaro Cárdenas which boasts a bustling steel industry, secluded beaches ideal for fishing and Mexico’s leading port for auto imports and exports on the west coast. The port, which handles more than one million twenty-foot shipping containers annually, will be the first automated terminal in Latin America in mid-2016 upon the opening of a new TEC2 deep-water container facility.
The city’s name honors former Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas, a Michoacán native revered for nationalizing the country’s oil industry and serving as a revolutionary hero.
Minutes from the city’s downtown area and a short drive from Lázaro Cárdenas Airport, Baymont Inn & Suites Lázaro Cárdenas puts guests near Malecon de la Cultura y Las Artes, an entertainment hub and boardwalk, and Parque Jesus Romero Flores, an outdoor recreation area.
The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center and free transportation to and from the airport. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s onsite restaurant, La Fuente, which serves Mexican and international cuisine, as well as Hola Bar, which offers cocktails and light fare. The hotel also offers four conference rooms which can accommodate up to 110 guests, as well as outdoor pool space and event planning services.