Cancun, Q.R. — An environmental impact statement (MIA) has been submitted by a company who is hoping to gain approval to construct three hotels. The hotels, if approved, would add another 1,356 rooms to the Cancun tourist corridor.
The Manifestaciones de Impacto Ambiental (MIA) was submitted by Grupo Palace Resorts through the company Corporación Chada SA de CV, requesting authorization from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) to develop in a jungle area in section A of the Hotel Zone behind Ventura Park.
According to the Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), the three complexes foresee the construction of maintenance and service areas, elevators and stairs, covered and uncovered parking, gym, kid’s club and teen club, sewage treatment plant, restaurants and bar, restrooms, spa, activity room, wedding planner, lobby, pools and sundecks, walkways, palapas, rustic paths to access the beach, internal roads and landscaped areas.
The first project called Hotel 15-16, would consist of 432 rooms, which would be distributed over an area of 2.4 hectares and an investment of $91.4 million USD.
For the second hotel, identified in the Environmental Impact Statement as Hotel 15-17, the construction of 428 rooms is contemplated, which will occupy an area of 2.6 hectares and will require an investment of $87.5 million USD.
In the third building, the developer plans to add 496 rooms to cover a total of 3.1 hectares with an investment of $94.8 million USD. The three projects add up to an investment of just over $280 million USD, which if authorized, would be built over a period of 10 years.