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Land use change denied for Hotel Arena in Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — A request for land use change to build Hotel Arena in the tourist area of Tulum has been declined.

The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has denied permission to change the land use of forested land for the construction of the Arena Hotel, which was to be built in the tourist area of Tulum.

Project promoter, Armextur SA de CV, said the hotel would  “generate an environment of well-being and tranquility where the existing vegetation will be integrated. Local materials will be used such as stone shell and bamboo among others, to create a greater union with the environment.”

In addition to the hotel facilities and rooms, the project included the construction of six 2-story commercial buildings made of bamboo. The total project area would have been just over 7.6 thousand square meters.