The hotel is located in the centre of Monterrey, near the government offices and a range of shops and entertainment venues. Monterrey attractions conveniently situated close to the hotel include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Mexican History, the Barrio Antiguo area, and the Morelo commercial zone. Monterrey airport is some 2 km away, while guests will reach restaurants, nightclubs, and an underground and urban rail station. The city of Saltillo can be reached in about 30 minutes by car, its tourist centre in some 45 minutes.At the beginning of the 20th century the classical French style of architecture was predominant in Mexico. The founder of the hotel, Don Fernando Ancira, commissioned the Parisian architect Rangemont with the construction of this luxury establishment. It was designed to project sheer elegance and refinement, thus creating a hotel of extraordinary quality. Renovated in 2007, it comprises a total of 261 rooms, including 27 junior suites, spread across five floors. A butler service is offered on the 5th floor. Floors 1 to 4 floors offer standard rooms with the comfort and peace of mind that guests need to rest. On offer at this hotel are bilingual staff, a lobby area, a reception, a hotel safe, and lift access, in addition to several shops, a bar, a hairdresser, a public Internet connection, a tobacconist, and wireless Internet access. Moreover, there is a restaurant, a business centre, a concierge, a travel agent, a car hire service, and a total of 16 conference rooms to take advantage of. Guests may also make use of the dry cleaner, the medical assistance, and room, laundry, babysitting, and transport services. Those arriving at the hotel by car can make use of the car park and valet parking.