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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?

Isla Mujeres booked solid last week

Isla Mujeres hotels report 100 percent occupancy and the end of the third week of this month, a week that before has represented a slow buildup to February.

Hogar de Loreto receives Hyatt donation

Hyatt Regency Merida donated US$5,000 to El Hogar de Loreto for its positive impact on the community.

Say ‘Hola’ to The Diplomat

Slide show: The Diplomat Boutique Hotel is one of Mérida's newest lodges, an oasis in bustling Santiago.

Villa Verde’s busy party-givers keep giving

The owners of the grand Villa Verde Mérida had their hands full already. Then came hosting duties for the White City Ball, and at the same time, the imminent launch of a second business.

School year looms, and Progreso is packed

Hotels near the beach are reporting 90 percent occupancy this weekend, the last gasp of a summer season that ends Monday when school begins.

Hotels lobby for hotel-zone convention center

The push continues for a new Merida convention center, one that downtown hotel guests can walk to.

Hotel zone workers face off in ‘Olympiad’

The first round of the IV Olympiad continued the tradition of a friendly competition between service workers in the Merida hotel zone.

Merida hotel occupancy at 85%

Hotels in Merida are gleefully reporting occupancy rates of 85 percent, with tourists staying two nights on average, signs that marketing campaigns promoting Yucatan are paying off.