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#1 MarieSam

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    Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:23 PM

    This broke on the AP earlier today, but it doesn't mention which hotels?? Anyone know which ones?


    AP
    Mexico closes hotels south of Cancun
    Thursday July 10, 7:53 am ET

    Mexico's environmental department closes 5 small hotels south of Cancun

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Environmental Department is closing down at least five small, upscale hotels and three other developments south of Cancun.

    Officials say the businesses don't have permission to operate in the protected area near the Tulum Ruins.

    Inspectors and soldiers arrived Monday to post closed signs. They say they will be back on Friday to permanently close the businesses and begin clearing out guests.

    The closures were officially announced Wednesday.

    Hotel owners say their papers are in order and the government can't shut them down.

    Federal environmental prosecutor Patricio Patron says the hotels could eventually be demolished if the owners can't prove their legal right to the land. But he says that will take a year or more.


    #2 Davematthews16

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      Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:05 PM

      Yikes, I hope the hotels are no one on this forum

      #3 can't wait!

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        Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:08 PM

        I read some of the local newspapers and here's what I got from them.
        I've never heard of these hotels so I'm not sure how popular they are but they apparently are located within the archaelogical site of Tulum.
        One of the hotels is owned by a famous Mexican soap opera actor.
        Hotel Diamante K, Tankah-I, Rancho El Jaguar and Caleta Tankah.

        The article also mentioned Dreams Tulum and Azul Blue were NOT closed. whew!

        #4 ashrose

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          Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

          Oh wow. That's so good to know!

          Sounds scary... if I was on vacation and soliders showed up... uh... I'd be freaked out.

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            Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:11 PM

            Here are some of the other hotels that were closed down: Mezanine, Iberia, Alternative.

            #6 MarieSam

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              Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:12 PM

              Oooh for some reason I thought I remember seeing someone in this forum mention Caleta Tankah as their wedding site!! I hope I'm wrong and if not, I hope their day comes before it shuts down so it won't affect their plans
              I read some of the local newspapers and here's what I got from them.
              I've never heard of these hotels so I'm not sure how popular they are but they apparently are located within the archaelogical site of Tulum.
              One of the hotels is owned by a famous Mexican soap opera actor.
              Hotel Diamante K, Tankah-I, Rancho El Jaguar and Caleta Tankah.

              The article also mentioned Dreams Tulum and Azul Blue were NOT closed. whew!


              #7 ehegwer

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                Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:28 PM

                Wow - I am in negotiations with a bride who was going to get married there. I wonder what is going to happen.

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                #8 zorlack76

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                  Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:38 AM

                  Wow!!! The hotel says the government "CANT" shut them down. Well, if I had a soldier in my face with a machine gun telling me to leave, guess what...Im gonna do it!! Hahaha




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