Piedras Negras
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Across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, Texas in the state of Coahuila is the city of Piedras Negras. The name, which means “black stones” in English, refers to the coal found in the region and explains the power plants located 30 miles south of the city. Piedras Negras has experienced continual growth since its founding in the middle of the 19th century.


It is one of the most modern cities in Mexico due to its proximity to the U.S. and because it is an industrial city built around electric plants and car factories. Piedras Negras offers  top-quality infrastructure and is considered one of Mexico’s cleanest cities.


Piedras Negras has a number of hotels, restaurants and event spaces, including the La Fuente Colonial Event Hall that has space appropriate for up to 320 people and the Grand Premier Hall that can accomodate 400 individuals. The Quality Inn Piedras Negras has 140 guest rooms and their banquet and meeting facilities hold 490 people.


Just 10 minutes from downtown is the Piedras Negras International Airport, with service to Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Piedras Negras Largest Meeting Space:
Quality Inn Piedras Negras

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Holiday Inn Express Piedras Negras

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Piedras Negras at a glance

Piedras Negras Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Convention
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Up to 500
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 500 or more rooms
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Meetings and Conventions Industry Continues Booming in Mexico
G20 Summit, B20 Summit, T20 Summit among high caliber international meetings held in Mexico in 2012
Significant Growth Across Mexico's Tourism Industry
Mexico's Report on Tourism Indicates Robust Growth from Public and Private Sector
Mexico Showcases Meetings And Incentives Offering At IMEX America In Las Vegas
Mexican exhibitors have more than 920 confirmed meetings with international buyers as well as 15 group presentations.
Saltillo’s CVB Gets a New President
Saltillo’s CVB’s new president, Rafael Flores Hernandez, emphasizes Saltillo’s potential as a destination for meetings tourism.
PCMA Helps Mexico Focus on Huge Opportunity In Meetings Tourism
At the 3rd annual, PCMA North American Advisory Summit, attendees discussed strategies for increasing Mexico´s share of international MICE tourism.
Canada’s Association of Travel Agencies (ACTA) Announces Its New Alliance With Mexico’s Tourism Board
This January 21st, 2011, the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies and the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) announce an official alliance to promote tourism between Mexico and Canada.

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