Last updated on October 26, 2015
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) is working with a local hotel group to expand their number of rooms.
The expansion project involves Grand Sirenis, which has applied for permission to build an additional two hotels in the Riviera Maya.
According to Abel Matutes Barceló, vice president for Grand Sirenis Hotels and Resorts, the new developments would be located next to the already existing Hotel Bahia Principe. He says the group plans to expand its presence as the main stronghold in the Riviera Maya and that the process for the additional hotels has already been submitted to Semarnat.
The company submitted their request with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Semarnat and, according to Matutes Barceló, it is under evaluation, but no construction date has been set.
The group currently has 948 rooms in Quintana Roo at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa and Grand Riviera Princess Beach.