Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (known as OMA) and NH Hoteles of Spain have opened the new, five-star NH Mexico City Airport Terminal 2 Hotel.
The 287-room hotel is located inside Mexico City International Airport’s Terminal 2, which serves more than 9 million passengers per year.
The hotel features a business center; a gym; a spa; a swimming pool; a lobby bar; laundry service; car rental; disabled-accessible facilities; seven meeting rooms with space for a total of 500 people; and a restaurant that brings together European trends with Mexican cuisine.
“This new hotel is the first step in OMA’s development of new revenue sources. We are entering a new phase in the operation of aeronautical and commercial services by becoming the first Mexican airport group with commercial operations outside the airports that we manage,” says Victor Bravo, OMA’s CEO.
The T2 project results from a strategic alliance between OMA, which operates and provides aeronautical and commercial services at 13 international airports in northern and central Mexico, including Monterrey, Culiacan, and Acapulco; and NH Hoteles, an international hotel group with more than 340 hotels in 22 countries, including airport hotels in Amsterdam, Madrid, Geneva, and Zurich. The total investment in the hotel is approximately 300 million Mexican pesos (US$22 million), of which OMA contributed 90 per cent.
In a second stage of development at the hotel, approximately 5,000 square metres of commercial space will be developed, for use both by guests and the entire airport community. OMA expects that the commercial areas will become operational during 2010.