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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

Officials tour Hotel Country Valladolid, a tourist accommodation center with 50 suites. Photo: Courtesy Aside from a privately...

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....

Several hotels in Yucatán on the verge of closing down

Several hotels in Mérida have closed down for good over the past year. Yucatán’s hotel association says that many more are...

Marriott Courtyard opens, raising the stakes in the hotel zone

The 208-room Courtyard by Marriott, which directly faces the Yucatán International Convention Center, has finally opened, expanding the hotel zone and...

Yucatán is expecting its largest tourist boom in over a year

Beaches in Celestun and Sisal are expecting large amounts of visitors over the Easter holidays due to the closure of Progreso....

Hotel in Playa del Carmen blocks free access to beach

Under Mexican law there is no such thing as a private beach. Photo: File Yesterday, beachgoers in...

Now at yellow, Cancún hotels double their top occupancy

Visitors and locals in Cancún are allowed to enjoy beaches but are required to keep socially distanced. Photo: Carlos Rosado van...

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

The Holiday Inn near the Yucatán International Convention Center has been closed since the pandemic began, but the Hyatt next door...

Limits on gatherings, restaurants and driving to be loosened

Hotels and restaurants in Yucatan will open more fully by Nov. 2. Photo: Lee Steele / YEL Yucatan's...

Yucatan hotel occupancy as high as 15% in Sept.

The Hyatt Regency in Merida, Yucatan, looks mostly dark from the outside, but it is open for business. Photo: Lee Steele...

INAH halts renovations at the newly blue InterContinental

INAH has announced its objections to changes at the former Presidente InterContinental hotel in Merida. Photo: YEL The...

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

The Wayam Mundo Imperial hotel has opened in Merida. Photo: Courtesy Merida travelers got back their Volaris flights...

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...

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

Casa Santa Cecelia on Avenida Colon is destined to become a hotel. The former Intercontinental Hotel is to the left. Photo:...

Iconic Presidente hotel will live on as a Hilton

The Presidente InterContinental will become a Hilton in the coming days. Photo: Facebook The Presidente InterContinental will not...

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

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal addresses the public after a grim update from the health ministry. Photo: Screengrab / Facebook

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...

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

The Fiesta Americana. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Closed for more than a month, area hotels are poised to...

If hospitals become overwhelmed, federal program leans on empty hotels

The Victoria, and in the distance the Conquistador and the Español, on the Paseo de Montejo are among the hotels closed...

Reversing boom, 12 Merida hotels close as coronavirus slows the economy

Rosas & Xocolate, a boutique hotel, restaurant and spa on the Paseo de Montejo in Merida, temporarily closed in response to...

More pressure on Airbnb property owners to pay hotel-level taxes

After persuading the state government to assess Airbnb properties a 3 percent lodging tax, the president of the local hotel association wants more.