Environmental requirements halt hotel project

A resort in Tulum has been scrubbed for failing to meet environmental regulations.
Plans for a resort in Tulum have been scrubbed for failing to meet environmental regulations.
Plans for a resort in Tulum have been scrubbed for failing to meet environmental regulations.

Tulum, Q. Roo — A hotel project in this resort town’s Chemuyil community has been canceled as a result of a failure to meet the necessary environmental requirements, according to Reportur.mx.

Despite six years of proceedings, Grupo Posadas‘ $600 million plan to construct three different concept hotels has been squashed. Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources refused to endorse the ecological management plan put forward by the municipality of Tulum.

The 130-hectare site on the Mexican Riviera would have encompassed two natural lagoons and a cenote. Reportur has written about the government’s tightening of environmental regulations.

Led by Jose Carlos Azcarraga, Grupo Posadas boasts half of a dozen different brands, including Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana and Vacation Club.

Earlier, Grupo Posadas announced the Fiesta Americana Resort Collection, which comprises a dozen distinctive resort properties located throughout Mexico.

Based in Mexico City, Grupo Posadas is Mexico’s largest hotel holding company and operates more than 140 properties across eight different brands.

Learn more: Earlier this year, TravelPulse interviewed Calderon.

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