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Cancun icon Roberto Cintrón dies at 77

Roberto Cintrón Diaz del Castillo died yesterday in Spain, where he was participating in the International Tourism Fair. He died of an apparent heart attack. He was 77.

Cancun Hotel Association’s vice president, Patricia de la Peña, said that on Thursday, the board of the tourism industry will hold a tribute to the hotel industry leader. She also said a meeting will be scheduled to determine who will serve as intern president until the election next March.

The hotel leader and president of the Mexican Association of Tourist Developers (Amdetur) was a man committed to Cancun and the industry, always giving 100 percent.  His sudden and unexpected death was a shock all his colleagues and friends.

During his life, Mr. Cintrón was one of the key characters in developing and growing the Cancun hotel industry, always fighting for improvements and the rights of those who worked in the hotel industry. His death is a great loss to Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo.

Quintana Roo governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, sent a social media message saying, “My deepest condolences to Roberto Cintrón Diaz del Castillo’s family, President of the Hotel Association of #Cancun. May He Rest In Peace.”


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