Camino Real Hotels

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Camino Real
Hotel Camino Real Nuevo Laredo.jpg
The Camino Real in Nuevo Laredo
Product type Hotel
Owner Grupo Empresarial Ángeles
Country Mexico
Introduced 1958; 59 years ago (1958)
Related brands Quinta Real, Real Inn
Markets Mexico, United States
Website caminoreal.com.mx

Camino Real Hotels is a Mexican-based hotel chain that operates 18 hotels in Mexico and one in the United States.

History[edit]

The first hotel to use the Camino Real name was the Camino Real Guadalajara, opened in 1958. The name of the hotel was taken from that given by 16th century Spaniards to the road that led to the capital of New Spain, today known as Mexico.

In 1960, Banamex and a group of private investors created Hoteles Camino Real. Their efforts would be bolstered in 1962 with an affiliation agreement with Western International Hotels (renamed Westin in 1980). The relationship between Westin and Camino Real established the first internationally backed luxury hotel chain in Mexico and ended 31 years later, in 1993.

In 2000, Camino Real was bought by business group Grupo Empresarial Ángeles for US$252 million.[1] The deal included six hotels plus operating rights to 16 total hotels.

Currently there are 18 Camino Real hotels in Mexico, with one US unit in El Paso, Texas, which was built in a historic hotel originally constructed in 1912. Grupo Real Turismo, the unit of GEA that operates hotels, also operates Quinta Real resorts and Real Inn hotels, which cater to business travelers.[2]

Amenities[edit]

One Camino Real hotel in Mexico City features a restaurant owned by Masaharu Morimoto.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camino Real". Travel Agent. April 2000. 
  2. ^ Lortia, Arcelia (2012-01-15). "Grupo Real Turismo abrirá nueva cadena de hoteles de negocios". El Economista. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ Toledo, Jorge (2011-10-30). "Morimoto: el Iron Chef llega a México". El Economista. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

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