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The Centro’s 1st Starbucks almost ready at Gran Hotel

No opening date has been announced although Starbucks' signs are already up in the restaurant off the Gran Hotel's lobby. The café replaces the Main Street Restaurant at Parque Hidalgo.

Saying goodbye to poles and cables surrounding the hotel zone

Burying cables that until now were suspended on poles is the final stage of street modernization around the new convention center.

City shutters hotel that made waves with Frida mural

Weeks after ordering the owner to remove a flamboyant mural from its facade, city officials in Valladolid closed the beleaguered El Terminal Hotel for operating without permits.

Historic highs for Yucatán’s tourism sector so far this year

For the first half of this year, Yucatán's tourism sector reports historic highs.

21 hotel construction permits handed out so far this year in...

A little more halfway through 2017, the municipal Directorate of Urban Development has already authorized 21 hotel construction licenses.

Valladolid officials order hotel owner to paint over mod mural

A mural on a Valladolid hotel prompts a strong reaction from neighbors and city officials.

Frida Kahlo mural gets hotel owner in hot water

A Valladolid hotel owner may have to paint over a mural she had painted on the facade for not conforming to colonial standards.

Are Mérida hotel rooms undervalued? One hotelier thinks so

Super-cheap rates are not necessary to stay booked, one hotel owner says, urging the industry to price rooms a little more boldly.

Airbnb rental regulations being drafted by the ‘competition’

The hotel industry has begun talks with legislators to quickly establish proposed regulations targeting Airbnb and other online rentals.

Matador’s 9 best rooms to stay in Yucatán

Matador Network has listed its nine favorite guest rooms in Yucatán. Who did they leave out?

In Paris, Yucatán’s Chablé is hailed as world’s best-designed resort

A resort in the Yucatán jungle is the best hotel in the world, and two of its creators were recognized at a ceremony in Paris last week.

Hotel owners demand 16% tax on Airbnb rentals

Airbnb hosts in Yucatán should pay 16 percent tax, the regional hotel chamber suggests.

Misión adding 2 new Mérida hotels to its portfolio

With a US$15 million investment, the Misión group will open new hotels on Paseo Montejo and in the historic center, their chairman said.

Guests freed after Cancun hotel holds them ‘hostage’

Over 550 guests are free after a hotel here tried to block their departure over some hefty charges in dispute.

In historic pink hotel, a much older archaeological find

While renovations creep along at the old Hotel Mérida, a Mayan relic it once displayed will be loaned to the Palacio Cantón for an exhibit.

Centro hotel shut down, owners facing charges

Facing San Juan Park, a new boutique hotel called Mansion Mansión Lavanda has been shut down for allegedly operating without proper permits.

Sheraton, Marriott among 12 new hotels in pipeline

Twelve new hotels will rise across Mérida within the next few years, adding 1,600 rooms to the city's supply, according to tourism officials.

Steel frames rise at new convention center site

From a business point of view, one "convencionista" equals more than three holiday-goers, which explains all the energy behind a new conference center.

Hospitality is booming in Mérida

A second City Express Junior is quickly rising on the Periférico, bringing 106 more hotel rooms on seven floors when it opens in October.

A look at Mérida’s new convention center

El Centro Internacional de Congresos de Yucatán —The International Convention Center of Yucatán — has broken ground and is on track to book functions in the second half of next year.

Hotels saturating Siglo XXI neighborhood

The Ko'ox hotel chain has opened its third hotel in Mérida, an 18.5-million-peso complex that combines apartments and guest room facing the growing area around the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and the Siglo XXI Convention Center.

Mérida hailed as a travel ‘magnet’

Tourism growth in Mérida has been driven by the quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational opportunities, writes El Financiero, which reports on business to a national readership.

1,500 new hotel rooms in 5 years

Hotel infrastructure throughout the state grew slightly more than 10 percent in the last five years, said the president of the Mexican Chamber of Hotels.

L.A. Times sends chocolate-covered kisses

The Los Angeles Times' Travel section today went all out singing the praises and naming their favorite Yucatán activities, hotels and restaurants. A boon for the tourist economy?