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832 New Hotel Rooms Planned Along the Riviera Maya Coastline

The development company, Valentín Travel México, intends to expand the existing hotel, adding 832 more rooms, among other tourist infrastructure works.

RIVIERA MAYA – . An environmental impact authorization request for a resort was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). This project would add a total of 832 rooms in the Riviera Maya, and represent an investment of 3,155 million pesos.

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If approved, this new complex will be located on a 41 hectare parcel situated at kilometer 311 + 500 of the federal highway 307, north of Playa del Carmen in an area known as Playa Secreto. The plan proposes that 18 hectares of the property, equivalent to 41% of the area. will remain as green spaces.

This proposed project, the Valentín Playa del Secreto Hotel & Resort Tourism Development, was conditionally authorized by SEMARNAT in July 2005 for construction at that time. Currently in this location, the Valentín Imperial Riviera Maya hotel already sits with a total of 540 rooms.

The development company, Valentín Travel México, intends to expand the existing hotel, adding 832 more rooms, among other tourist infrastructure works.

“It will be an all-inclusive hotel in the heart of the Mayan World, where all the beauty of the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean open the doors to this paradise”, states the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA).

“The project will not only provide accommodation services, but also leisure activities to encourage the client to recreate in the company of nature, immersed in the ecological diversity of the environment, which they intend to conserve, considering the land’s biotic and abiotic richness”, added the promoting firm.

The proposed resort project includes the Express Hotel and the Hacienda Hotel, as well as other independent buildings with various room levels; Star, Golden and Honeymoon. Also planned on the property is a business center, commercial areas with shops and offices, two tennis courts, a chapel, a wedding capitula, a spa, restaurants and a main reception building with lobby and bar, among other amenities for guests.

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The company had submitted a previous Environmental Impact Statement, for 433 rooms representing an investment of 67.7 million dollars. In this revised MIA, the project is expanded to almost double the number of rooms, and new infrastructure is included.

Other recent developments of interest on the Riviera Maya

Last week, Grupo Lomas in alliance with Grupo Karisma Hotels and Resorts inaugurated the Nickelodeon Hotel at an investment amounting to 140 million dollars.

On July 1, Grupo Xcaret inaugurated its second hotel, Xcaret Arte, with 900 suites catering to the adult travel market and with an investment of 427 million dollars.

This is the Xcaret’s second resort after opening their first hotel, Xcaret México in 2017. Gupo Xcaret has also introduced the “All Fun” inclusive concept, offering hotel guests unlimited access to the Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor parks, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco and Xenses, as well as their signature tours, Xenotes and Xichén.

Source: El Economista