The times they are a'changing! It has been announced in the last few months the names
of the major hotel groups who will be opening new properties in San Miguel.
It is quite a list! Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Pueblo Bonito, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn
are just a few of the seven hotels.
Here is the information I gleaned from articles that I have read. If you know San Miguel,
the description of the locations will make sense. Otherwise, they will all be within twenty
minutes of the main jardin and the Parroquia.
The first is Clevia Marriott which will be in front of LaCasona, the quasi convention center/
meeting facility Seventy-eight rooms and forty-two residences.
The second is Autograph Collection Hyatt Boutique Hotel with forty-four rooms in front
of Rosewood Hotel.
The third is Hilton Boutique near Tres Cruces (I'm not sure where that is) with ninety-four
rooms with swimming pool.
The fourth is Hotel Pueblo Bonito near the new Zeferino Park. It will have one hundred twenty
rooms with a Club House and pools.
The fifth hotel is Hampton Inn by Hilton with one hundred twenty rooms. No location provided.
The sixth hotel is Holiday Inn with one hundred fifty rooms. Location is "on the road to Celaya
near the libramento". I have looked for this construction site but have not found it.
The seventh and final hotel is a "Mexican Hotel" with no name. It will have seventy-nine rooms on
the road to Alcocer.
To say that this will change the face of San Miguel is an understatement. This many rooms along
with all the traffic, people and cars will be difficult to handle from a city personnel standpoint.
In addition to all the hospitality facilities, City Market will be opening here in the next few months.
It is a "high end" grocery store very near to Lacomer. Actually owned by the same company!
Also a shopping center near La Ventana and the road to Delores Hidalgo will have 86 stores!
Not to mention the center that was announced a couple of years ago which will have a Walmart
and movie theater. I don't remember which movie theater plus other stores. This will be located on the
libramento just past La Joya Hospital, formerly H+ which was formerly DeLaFe Hospital for the
It is impossible to imagine what San Miguel will be in five years. All the private rentals and small
locally owned hotels will certainly be impacted. Whether in a good way or not remains to be seen.
Time always marches on and things always change but what is happening here this year is surely
something unprecedented for a village that you can walk from one side to the other in thirty minutes!
It will be an interesting time, to put it mildly!