by Michael J. Shapiro | August 02, 2017
The Barceló Hotel Group has expanded its Mexican presence by purchasing the Krystal Grand Reforma Uno Hotel in Mexico City and converting it into the 500-room Barceló Mexico Reforma. The newly flagged property officially debuted yesterday in a central location near the Monument to the Revolution, on the city's famed Paseo de la Reforma. It is the first urban property in Mexico for the hotel group, which already had a portfolio of 20 resorts in the country.
"It will be a pleasure to demonstrate our extensive expertise in the urban hospitality industry, which we have been developing over the course of many years in major Latin American and European cities," noted Juan Pérez Sosa, Barceló's senior vice president of sales and marketing for the United States.
The hotel, which was completely renovated in 2015, features a buffet restaurant, a steak house, a lobby bar and a sports bar/lounge. There are two Premium Level floors of guest rooms, and the hotel spa features six massage rooms, a relaxation area, a steam room, a sauna, a heated lap pool, three hot tubs and a beauty salon. 
The property also has 26 meeting rooms that in total can accommodate up to 800 attendees. A small meeting room for up to eight people is offered to Premium Level guests.