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Yucatán’s hotels are bouncing back, with Valladolid leading the pack

Overall, hotels in Yucatán have seen a 25% increase in bookings when compared to this time last year.

Mexican hotel chain Grupo Posadas files for bankruptcy in US

The measure comes after a failed attempt by Grupo Posadas to restructure the debt it has accumulated over the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

New numbers signal slow but steady recovery for tourism in Yucatán

Though hotel occupancy in Mérida and Valladolid still remains low, hovering at around 30%, the situation seems to be improving slowly but steadily, according to data provided by state authorities.

Should Yucatán develop its very own Cancún-like hotel zone?

Tourism developers suggest developing a three-mile-long hotel zone along Yucatán's coast.

Xcaret struggles to contain new COVID-19 infections

Grupo Xcaret says that the most recent series of infections was brought to the hotel by a group of 26 Bolivian students.

Hospitality industry in Yucatán braces for another slow summer

Yucatán's hospitality industry says it expects hotel occupancy rates to reach a maximum of around 50% over the summer season.

Near Valladolid, more hotels, shops and tourist attractions

Aside from a privately owned theme park already underway, Yucatán's state government announced 1.5 billion pesos would be invested by 17 companies in various...

New restrictions on the way as Quintana Roo turns back to...

Despite rules to the contrary, many locals and visitors in Cancún opt not to wear facemasks or follow social distancing protocols. Photo: Courtesy Due to...

Several hotels in Yucatán on the verge of closing down

Yucatán’s hotel association warns that several hotels, large and small, are at grave risk of closing down for good. The association pointed out that since...

Marriott Courtyard opens, raising the stakes in the hotel zone

The most elaborate new hotel project in years has opened across from the Yucatán International Convention Center. Courtyard By Marriott opened a 208-room hotel...

Yucatán is expecting its largest tourist boom in over a year

Hotels in Yucatán are expecting to reach near 60% occupancy over the Easter holidays. Even before the official start of the holiday season on March...

Hotel in Playa del Carmen blocks free access to beach

Yesterday, beachgoers in Playa del Carmen complained that The Fives Hotel illegally installed barriers and placed ornamental plants blocking access to the beach.  Hotels in...

Now at yellow, Cancún hotels double their top occupancy

Hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya are now able to fill their rooms at 60% capacity. The same policy applies to restaurants and beaches and...

After years of growth, Yucatán’s hotel industry is holding on for...

Occupancy in Mérida's hotels has reached an all time low despite discounts of up to 60%. Most hotels are currently getting by with an occupancy...

Limits on gatherings, restaurants and driving to be loosened

Yucatan's economic reopening turns another corner Monday, Nov. 2, when beaches and parks reopen and social gatherings can resume under health protocols. The beaches...

Yucatan hotel occupancy as high as 15% in Sept.

Hotels in Yucatan were occupied as much as 15% on weekends after reaching bottom in July and August when only 5% of rooms were...

INAH halts renovations at the newly blue InterContinental

The former Presidente InterContinental Hotel on Avenida Colon in Merida was almost completely switched over from warm salmon-pink to a cool midnight blue when...

Added flights, new hotel represent a vote of confidence in Yucatan’s...

Merida travelers got back their Volaris flights to Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana, and a long-awaited new hotel on Avenida Colon has finally opened. Low-cost airline...

Mexico to give loans to hotels struggling during crisis

Mexico's federal government offered a loan program freeing up 11.4 billion pesos aimed at rescuing hotels struggling to stay in business during coronavirus contingencies....

Another new hotel on Ave. Colon, this time at site of...

The owners of the former InterContinental Hotel on Avenida Colon are rebuilding an adjacent mansion whose elderly occupants were slain four years ago. Two...

Iconic Presidente hotel will live on as a Hilton

The Presidente InterContinental will not close after all, but rather continue under another famous name. Grupo Presidente will transfer ownership of the iconic hotel, built...

‘New normal’ will be on hold if trend continues, governor warns

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal threatened to delay reopening the economy after the health ministry reported the most infections and deaths so far in...

Cancun, Riviera Maya reopening delayed by a week

Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquin says tourism for Cancun, Riviera Maya and the rest of the state could see a reopening between June 8...

Yucatan hotels prepare for June 1 comeback, with ‘COVID-free’ logo

Merida, Yucatan — Closed for more than a month, area hotels are poised to reopen in just over three weeks. The industry has agreed to...