Once called the "Pittsburgh of Mexico" in its heyday as an industrial colossus, Monterrey still manufactures about a quarter of all steel produced in Mexico. Monterrey, known as one of Mexico's most Americanized cities, surrounds itself with heavy industry -- mainly steel and ironworks -- and light manufacturing, chief of which, and most notable to tourists, are Mexican beer breweries and wineries, as well as long-standing glassworks. It's a bustling place, the heart of Monterrey booms with museums, history, urban parks, shops, restaurants, high-energy nightclubs aimed at Spanish rock music fans, and plazas perfect for strolling through or meeting friends.
To Understand Monterrey, Think Vibrant and Contemporary
Monterrey isn't a stereotypical sleepy Mexican village, with a slow-paced, bucolic lifestyle. Modern and lively, Monterrey works and plays hard. Huge corporations populate the city; international business travelers avail themselves of Monterrey's giant exhibition hall, Cintermex, during trade events, expos, book fairs and conventions.
Big Is Better in Monterrey
Businesses aren't the only big things in Monterrey; "big" seems to be the theme in this thriving metropolis. What may very well be the world's largest Coca-Cola ad adorns on the side of a looming skyscraper in the city center, surprising visitors with its sheer size.
The Macroplaza, one of the largest plazas in Mexico, consumes an entire city block and is made up of interconnected squares, perfect for people watching, dining in the Gran Plaza's many restaurants, or shopping-til-you-drop in stores, trendy to traditional.
When in Monterrey, Eat Goat
Eating goat, either mesquite-grilled or roasted, should be on any meat-loving visitor's list of things to do while in Monterrey. Goat, or kid, is served up as a regional specialty in many parts of northern Mexico.
Have a Cerveza
Mexico brews beer and brews it well. It is the second largest exporter of beer; only the Netherlands exports more beer. Monterrey boasts the oldest brewery (opened in 1891) still in operation in Mexico. Visiting Monterrey allows you to sample some of the finest beers Mexico has to offer: Tecate, Sol, Noche Buena, and Carta Blanca are just a few of the beer brands brewed in Monterrey's beer factories.
When you tire of touring Monterrey and are in the mood for an adrenalin rush, take a 30-minute ride to one of the highest bungee-jumping sites in Mexico. The jump site is located at the Cola de Caballo Hotel in mountain-studded Villa de Santiago.
The perfect location of this hotel makes it the best option for either business and leisure travelers. All the important landmarks of downtown and the easy access to Monterrey’s main avenues makes us a very smart choice to be near everything in a big city like this.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains while staying at the west side of the city. Our conveniently located hotel allows you easy access to the main areas of the city, while offering amenities like an on-site guest self-laundry room, complimentary Internet access and breakfast buffet.
Stay at a comfortable strategically positioned hotel in the city that is near Monterrey Campus of ITESM University and offers you amenities such as a free shuttle to ITESM Campus, indoor pool, on-site laundry facilities, a fitness center and several event rooms.
Stay at comfortable all-suites hotel convenient to major business venues and attractions in the Valle area, and enjoy amenities like a Pantry, laundry room and complimentary breakfast and Internet access.
Convenient location, complimentary Wi-Fi access, comfortable rooms and friendly staff will make your stay relaxing, enjoyable and unforgettable. Also, when visiting with the family, kids stay and eat for free!
Have easy access the airport (MTY), main highways leading to other cities and industrial parks of the area by staying at our conveniently located hotel; which besides providing comfortable facilities, offers mid term parking service for up to two days with a complimentary shuttle transportation to the airport.
The perfect location just a mile away from Monterrey International Airport and the free shuttle transportation makes us the perfect choice for the business traveler.
Comfortable rooms, outdoor pool, six meeting rooms and great dining options with will make your business travel feels like leisure.
ANother great experience at this hotel. Would have liked to stay more but other locations were closer to where I was working and convenient for a ride. Andres Santiago again went out of his way to[More]
Super location for flying in or out of Monterrey [Less]
The overall experience was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would suggest that the hotel receive a bit of a freshening up though, it is evident that this may be one of the older[More]
Staybridge Hotels as the rooms need an updating. The restaurant breakfast selection was nothing more than a Holiday Inn Express which was disappointing and the coffee canisters were seemingly running empty quite often. [Less]