Located in the Laguna Region in the southwestern part of Coahuila state, Torreon is one of Mexico's most important economic and industrial destinations. The city originally was constructed around a "torreon," or big tower, which was built to keep watch over flooding from the River Nazas. Today, Torreon's major landmark is the Cristo de las Noas, Latin America's third-largest statue of Christ, which rises 66 feet above a high hilltop. Thanks to its strong and diverse economy, meeting venues in Torreon offer a variety top-notch hospitality options for the business traveler, as well as a range of activities and places of interest.
Torreon is located roughly 160 miles west of Saltillo the state capital, and about 630 miles northwest of Mexico City. Torreon's Francisco Sarabia International Airport (TRC), located a few miles north of the city center, serves flights to and from Dallas, Houston, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Guadalajara and Hermosillo. Bus companies servicing Torreon include ETN, Omnibus de Mexico and Estrella Blanca.
Hotel venues in Torreon account for 2,150 rooms in 13 four and 5 Star hotels. There are also two convention and exhibition centers. The Torreon Convention Center, located only 10 minutes from the airport, has four halls, the biggest one of which can host up to 1,500 people for a cocktail, or 1,200 people auditorium-style. The Laguna Expo Center has a 25,833 square foot exhibition hall, divisible into three parts, which can hold up to 2,000 participants. This venue has ample parking, Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment available.
One of the most versatile event venues in Torreon is the Crowne Plaza Torreon Convention Center, a 5 Star hotel with 193 rooms and suites, and 8,770 square feet of event and exhibition space. The hotel has four halls, divisible into 9 individual event spaces. What's more, the Crowne Plaza Torreon offers guests a restaurant with room for up to 120 people, a business center, Wi-Fi, a gym, a spa, on-site medical services and parking for up to 210 vehicles.
Special event venues in Torreon include such museums as the Arocena Museum, which hosts history and art displays, and the Revolution Museum, which gives visitors a walkthrough of Torreon's war-torn revolutionary era. Torreon's surroundings offer four golf courses, several natural parks with interesting dune formations and the Cueva del Tabaco, which served as an important hideout for revolutionaries.