The first Residence Inn hotel by Marriott International has made its debut in the northern area of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

The hotel features 151 suites that have fully equipped kitchens that range between 40m2 and 78m2, offering a new option in the longer stays segment.

Said to be pet-friendly, the hotel also provides amenities including complimentary grocery delivery service, a 24-hour market, a common laundry room, and an advanced fitness facility.

Among other features, the property also includes nearly 80m2 of naturally lit meeting space with built-in multimedia technology.

These meeting rooms can seat up to 50 people and have dedicated space for gatherings like meals, one-on-one meetings, and breakout sessions among others.

Residence Inn Merida is said to offer travellers with access to Yucatan region’s heritage, culture, and cuisine.

The economic and industrial development of Merida is expected to attract executives and traveller to the region for both business and leisure.

Residence Inn Merida sales director Arturo Cruz said: “Merida has been recognised as one of the best cities to live in and has gradually become an economic force for the country by opening up national and international investment opportunities.

“The spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones and fully functional kitchens will help guests maximise their time and thrive while they travel.

“Located 20 minutes from Paseo Montejo, our guests have the option to enjoy the historical monuments, gastronomy, and hospitality of its citizens to make them feel at home.”

Residence Inn, which focuses on the longer stays lodging segment, has presence in Canada, Europe, the US, Middle East and Central America.

In 2018, US-based private equity firm Noble Investment announced the acquisition of newly renovated Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown.