According to SIPSE, Merida’s Urban Development Bureau announced that it has already authorized 21, from the 29 sought, hotel construction licenses for 2017. From these numbers, 15 are new establishments that -combined- will create 1,579 rooms, and six hotels will revamp their buildings; thus, incorporating 332 new rooms.
As stated by Aref Karam Espósitos, the agency’s titular, eight hotels have already obtained their land-use licenses or are in the process of building permits. Out of the 29 hotels in process of authorization, 56% are in the Historical Monuments area (Centro and Paseo Montejo), 15% in cultural heritage areas, 26% in the north and peripheral zones of the city, and the remaining 3% near Mérida’s International Airport.
In addition, four of these hotels have already started operations. Likewise, it is worth mentioning that a new hotel has been confirmed to open its doors to the public in the beginning of 2018 in Prolongación Montejo, by the hotel company Grupo Posadas, which is one of the biggest hotel investors in Yucatán. Its name will be “Hotel Fiesta Inn Express Merida Montejo”. It will have 140 rooms and will generate around 600 new jobs.
more recommended stories
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says new Mexican government ‘great’ on immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On Wednesday December.
Wedding Planners from the United States and Canada fall in love with Yucatan
Because of its cultural, gastronomic, artistic.
Make Your Play in Yucatán
Yucatán Peninsula casinos and hotels are.
Will the Maya Train project put the jaguar population in risk?
Businessman José María Riobóo name was.
Take the new guided tour of Mérida’s Paseo de Montejo!
On December 10, The City of.
Photo of child playing and bathing in a river with jaguars goes viral
The image of a child swimming.
Activists and municipal authorities clean up the “Ek Bis” cenote in Hoctún, Yucatán
Around 70 people, including volunteers and.
Tonantzin, the deity behind the Virgen of Guadalupe cult.
The virgin of Guadalupe has been,.
López Obrador acknowledges effectiveness of the Yucatan Police
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Number of foreign tourists in Mexico grows by 6.5%
The tourism industry in Mexico continues.