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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.

Merida’s giant rosca is ready for 3 King’s Day

The 23rd annual "Rosca de Reyes Grande del Sureste" is expected to bring more than 3,000 people the hotel zone for a slice of the traditional ring cake.

Millions invested in 3 new Yucatan hotel projects

Mexican hotel investors are pouring 800 million pesos, or roughly US$20 million, into Merida, Chichen Itza and Valladolid.

Hard Rock and other hotel chains prepare to check in

With the arrival of six transnational lodging companies, in 2019 there will be 5,000 more guest rooms in the capital city.

Henry Ponce is 1st to renovate Merida’s Fiesta Americana since it...

The hotel zone's Porfirian granddaddy was a little stuck in time. The owners hired a Merida-born designer to correct that.

Yucatán hotels balk at electricity tariffs that raised rates 77%

Complaining their electric bills have risen by 77 percent since August 2017, the association representing Yucatán's hotel sector has taken their case to the national regulators.

Another crane accident at Paseo 60 injures combi passengers

A second crane accident at the Paseo 60 hotel complex has sent two passengers in a combi to the hospital.

Mérida’s Hotel Olympics: Friendly competition between maids and cooks

In this version of the "Olympics," the athletes are the maids, cooks, bartenders and bellhops.

Yucatán coast ready for a hotel zone, business leader declares

An 85-kilometer/50-mile coastal hotel zone stretching from Sisal to Telchac Puerto was suggested Monday by the president of the Mexican Association of Hoteliers of Yucatán.

El Pinar, ornate pink jewel on Calle 60, will be reception...

The ornate mansion, built in 1915 during the opulent Porfiriato and mirroring the period's French Renaissance trend, will be used for receptions and social events.

For Rosas & Xocolate, Mexico’s highest honor

Rosas & Xocolate, the pink boutique hotel that drove a high-end trend on the Paseo de Montejo nearly 10 years ago, is getting a national honor today.

Tulum hotel ignores federal closures 3 times

Federal authorities checked in on a Tulum hotel that they said violated several closure notices.