Mexico City, Mexico (May 11, 2006)- Celebrate Mexican Independence Day, the most festive holiday of the year, in the country’s capital with fireworks, authentic Mexican food, parades and more. The Marquis Reforma’s Independence Stay package offers guests a personal guide to Coyoacan for the Independence Day celebration, a Master Suite with a view of Chapultepec Park where the parade takes place, buffet breakfast for two, and massages at the Spa Marquis for two people. The package also includes a welcome basket of Mexican candies and a bottle of tequila, transportation to the Santa Fe shopping center, access to the fitness center and spa and early check-in / late check-out. The 3-day, 2-night Independence Stay package is available only September 15 to 17, 2006 and costs $700 per room based on double occupancy, representing a 40% savings over the cost of all package elements.

Mexican Independence Day, a celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule, begins every September 15th at 11 pm in every single city and town in Mexico. At that time, in all areas of Mexico City, the Municipal Presidents along with the country’s President ring a bell similar to the historic liberty bell that Father Hidalgo rang to call the people almost 200 years ago. Then they give the El Grito or The Cry and the crowds of thousands echo it back. After the last cry the Municipal Presidents wave the flag, ring the bell, and the National Anthem is sung. The parties continue into the night with food, fireworks and performers. On September 16th, there are parades, horseback rider performances and more.

The five-star Marquis Reforma offers guests handsome surroundings in a post-modern, Art Deco influenced style. Most of the guest rooms are suites. A highlight of the boutique hotel is the luxurious 16,000 sq. ft spa, the largest in the city. The marble, colonnaded spa features 11 treatment rooms, Swiss shower, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath, indoor swimming pool and fully-equipped fitness center. The hotel’s two restaurants are presided over by a chef honored at the illustrious James Beard House in New York. On fashionable Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of Mexico City’s cultural and financial district, the Marquis Reforma provides immediate access to the city’s finest parks, museums and restaurants. For reservations or more information, call 1-800-235-2387 or book online at www.marquisreforma.com.