With the arrival of six transnational lodging companies that will invest in Yucatan, and the start-up of new hotels, in 2019 there will be 5,000 more rooms, to reach a total of 17, 500 that will complement the offer in the state.
The president of the Hotel Association of Yucatan, Héctor Navarrete Muñoz, indicated that during 2019 brands such as Aqua, Camino Real, Marriott, Starwoods, NH Collection will venture into the state, as a result of the tourism growth that has taken place in the last five years . He did not rule out that the Hard Rock Hotel was also interested in opening a property in the state.
“We still do not have a confirmation from the Hard Rock Hotel chain, but the corporation expressed interest in Mérida at some point in time” he said.
Navarrete Muñoz stressed that these chains, which for the first time will invest in Yucatan, are attracted by the commercial, industrial and tourist boom that is currently taking place in our state, since the Yucatan is becoming an attractive destination for different tourism segments such as: medical, business, recreation, romance, ecotourism and conventions, among others.
Therefore, he stressed that in 2019 Mexican companies Misión, Posadas, Xixim, will expand their presence with the construction of new hotels in Merida.
“Grupo Misión will invest 620 million pesos in two hotels, one executive and one large-scale, with which the Mexican chain will have three branches in Mérida, for which 120 million pesos will be allocated for the construction of 95 new hotel rooms focused on the conventions market” said Navarrete Muñoz.
In addition, he explained that in the five-star Misión, which will have 300 rooms and a shopping center on Paseo de Montejo Avenue, 500 million pesos will be invested.
The Posada Group, he said, will increase its presence in the Yucatan capital with a new Fiesta Inn, and the Starwoods Capi project will bring 160 new luxury rooms to Mérida.
Navarrete Muñoz, said that due to the hotel boom that Mérida has registered in the last two years, investments were taken for more than 2, 500 million pesos, from international chains that have 10 projects in process and nine companies that will carry out extensions of their units and are already operating in the city.
The hotel business leader stressed that the month of November will close with an average occupation of 70%, as a result of the conventions, concerts and other events that took place in Merida.
“We had an exceptional tourism activity during the month of November” concluded the president of the Hotel Association of Yucatan.
TYT Newsroom with information from elfinanciero.com.mx