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#21 amy706

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    Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

    I just got an email back from Mezzanine. They said:

    Hola Amy,


    We confirm that Mezzanine has not been seized. Our guests are still enjoying their cocktails poolside and our restaurant and bars remain open to the public. Like several other hotels along the same beach we do have a giant tape in front of the hotel but we are expecting to have the tape removed within the next few days.
    We thank you for your patience:)
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    #22 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:33 PM

      Amy so does that mean they are not closed? Hmmm that seems kind of weird that the media would report that they closed down already and were evacuating people. Well either way I'm glad to hear that they are not closed. Hopefully the situation will change for the better soon with all the resorts.

      #23 Ana

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:49 PM

      thanks for the info Maura!

      #24 Maura

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:57 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by amy706
      I just got an email back from Mezzanine. They said:

      Hola Amy,


      We confirm that Mezzanine has not been seized. Our guests are still enjoying their cocktails poolside and our restaurant and bars remain open to the public. Like several other hotels along the same beach we do have a giant tape in front of the hotel but we are expecting to have the tape removed within the next few days.
      We thank you for your patience:)
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
      Amy so does that mean they are not closed? Hmmm that seems kind of weird that the media would report that they closed down already and were evacuating people. Well either way I'm glad to hear that they are not closed. Hopefully the situation will change for the better soon with all the resorts.

      Amy, what they're telling you is true - the hotel has not been "seized" yet - they've just been told they cannot accept any guests other than the ones they've already got presently staying inside the hotel.

      Glenda, from what I'm reading in the Spanish media, they didn't really evacuate any guests as of yet.

      I do have some minor updates, but theyre all in Spanish and I don't have time to translate each one word for word.

      So, here are the basics:
      The attorney for the Mexican EPA (called Profepa) said that also in addition to Tulum and Cancun, areas in Acapulco, Baja California Sur (where Cabo is located) and Nayarit will be subject to similar sanctions as these hotels for harming the environment and for not having the proper required documentation to operate in accordance with environmental laws near government-owned and protected land.

      They're threatening to demolish hotels who don't comply with any sanctions given to them to fix the problems. But at this point, it's only a threat. They're saying that the hotels would eventually be demolished to rehabilitate nature on the land where the buildings are currently located. i.e. return the land to its natural state.

      Basically there is a lot of talk about the reason why all this happened in the first place is because business people (the hoteliers) and the federal goverment employees have had a long-standing corrupt relationship. Certain gov. officials likely gave out illegal permits and such in exchange for bribes.

      The Profepa has drawn up a map of the areas all in question (all around the country, using satellite images) to determine what properties are where, and if they are violating any environmental law or encroaching on government owned sanctuary-type land.


      In addition to the hotels already closed in Tulum, they are adding two names to the list that are under investigation: Rancho Jaguar and Caleta Tankah. It seems also from one thing I read that they have also closed places called Mayan Grill and Ibera Playa Paraiso. The attorney for Profepa did also say that they are giving all the hotels some time and are not immediately closing them permanently.


      If you can read in Spanish, here is the source I have been getting my info from today:
      http://www.yucatan.c...7316&f=20080718

      http://www.yucatan.c...6968&f=20080718

      http://www.yucatan.c...6966&f=20080718

      #25 xiaosie

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        Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:23 PM

        Does anyone have an update on the government seizures of hotels in Tulum? I heard a rumor that Eurostar Blue Tulum and Ana y Jose are slated to be closed.

        Any info is much appreciated!
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        #26 mexicanbridewithquestions

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          Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:52 PM

          Does anyone have anymore info? I saw a newslink that included Dreams Tulum and Eurostar Blue Tulum. I am leaving in 2 days and supposed to be staying at Eurostar

          #27 latinalocany

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            Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Maura
            Amy, what they're telling you is true - the hotel has not been "seized" yet - they've just been told they cannot accept any guests other than the ones they've already got presently staying inside the hotel.

            Glenda, from what I'm reading in the Spanish media, they didn't really evacuate any guests as of yet.

            I do have some minor updates, but theyre all in Spanish and I don't have time to translate each one word for word.

            So, here are the basics:
            The attorney for the Mexican EPA (called Profepa) said that also in addition to Tulum and Cancun, areas in Acapulco, Baja California Sur (where Cabo is located) and Nayarit will be subject to similar sanctions as these hotels for harming the environment and for not having the proper required documentation to operate in accordance with environmental laws near government-owned and protected land.

            They're threatening to demolish hotels who don't comply with any sanctions given to them to fix the problems. But at this point, it's only a threat. They're saying that the hotels would eventually be demolished to rehabilitate nature on the land where the buildings are currently located. i.e. return the land to its natural state.

            Basically there is a lot of talk about the reason why all this happened in the first place is because business people (the hoteliers) and the federal goverment employees have had a long-standing corrupt relationship. Certain gov. officials likely gave out illegal permits and such in exchange for bribes.

            The Profepa has drawn up a map of the areas all in question (all around the country, using satellite images) to determine what properties are where, and if they are violating any environmental law or encroaching on government owned sanctuary-type land.


            In addition to the hotels already closed in Tulum, they are adding two names to the list that are under investigation: Rancho Jaguar and Caleta Tankah. It seems also from one thing I read that they have also closed places called Mayan Grill and Ibera Playa Paraiso. The attorney for Profepa did also say that they are giving all the hotels some time and are not immediately closing them permanently.


            If you can read in Spanish, here is the source I have been getting my info from today:
            http://www.yucatan.com.mx/noticia.asp?cx=9$3403000000$3867316&f=20080718

            http://www.yucatan.com.mx/noticia.asp?cx=9$1500000000$3866968&f=20080718

            http://www.yucatan.com.mx/noticia.asp?cx=9$1500000000$3866966&f=20080718
            hey Maura,
            here is a website that will translate for you, just copy and paste in the box and choose the language.

            Free Translation Online

            #28 Maura

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            Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:01 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by xiaosie
            Does anyone have an update on the government seizures of hotels in Tulum? I heard a rumor that Eurostar Blue Tulum and Ana y Jose are slated to be closed.

            Any info is much appreciated!
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by mexicanbridewithquestions
            Does anyone have anymore info? I saw a newslink that included Dreams Tulum and Eurostar Blue Tulum. I am leaving in 2 days and supposed to be staying at Eurostar
            I haven't heard anything on the Spanish news in the last few days, let me check out some of the newspapers to see what I can find out.

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by latinalocany
            hey Maura,
            here is a website that will translate for you, just copy and paste in the box and choose the language.

            Free Translation Online
            actually, i'm bilingual. and the translator that you linked to only translates each individual word without accounting for grammar. i would NOT reccomend that anyone use it for that reason. the information that i gave back in july was from reading the spanish newspapers and giving a summary in english.

            #29 xiaosie

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              Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:08 AM

              Hi Maura,

              Here's an article my friend found yesterday.

              Riviera Maya: Clausura Profepa los dos principales hoteles en el Parque Nacional Tulum

              I used google to translate, but maybe you can do a better job.

              Thanks!!
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              Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:48 PM

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