Cancun: Controversy over the opening of hotels amid the pandemic


The economic revival of Cancun with the opening of 41 hotels this week has generated strong criticism from the president of the International Defender of Human Rights, Gerardo Solís Barreto, who has assured that it has been irresponsible for the convenience of hotel businessmen.

Citizens have also questioned this decision, which has been accompanied by the change of the red to orange sanitary traffic light in the northern part of the state carried out by the Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González. Solís has criticized this change arguing, among other things, that it is where the highest rate of infections and deaths from Covid-19 is concentrated, Quintanaroohoy publishes.

The president of the International Defender of Human Rights has assured that it has been an act of “irresponsibility” on the part of the governor to change the traffic light, “since it endangers the lives of citizens.” Likewise, he has dismissed this decision as “negligence” that could generate more deaths and that the governor can be reversed.

The Quintana Roo economic reactivation plan included tourism as an essential activity and established, like the federal government, a traffic light with four phases identified by the colors red, orange, yellow, and green that determine the level of alert to give way. to the gradual reopening of establishments, according to 

Good forecasts from hoteliers

Roberto Cintrón Gómez, president of the Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres Hotel Association, is optimistic about the economic revival of the state. Thus, he stressed that there is already an upturn in operations at the Cancun International Airport, with direct flights from several cities in the United States, and the hotels already have reservations for the second half of June.

The hotels that have reopened their doors this Monday in Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres are: the Real Inn, Holiday Inn Arenas; Crown Paradise, Aquamarina Beach, Emporio Cancún, RIU Palace Peninsula, Moon Palace The Grand, Hard Rock, Flamingo Cancun Resort, GR Caribe, JW Marriot; Dos Playas, Maya Caribe, Imperial Laguna, Imperial Las Perlas, Hacienda Cancún, NYX Cancún, Ambiance Suites, Comfort Inn, La Quinta Suites, Cancún Handall, Avenida Cancún; Xbalamqué, María de Lourdes, El Batab, City Express, Hampton Inn, Cancun International Suites, Colonial, Plaza Carrillos, Suites Alborada, Plaza Kokai Cancún; Caoba Bonampak, Jardín, Posada Irma, City Express Plus, Kavia Cancún, Parador, Tropical Caribe, Gotas de Sal and Villas del Palmar.


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