Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — An employee strike and legal conflict between partners has finally come to an end for the Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancún hotel. Owners say that the hotel will reopen in three months.
In a statement, the Secretary of Labor and Social Security reported that it achieved conciliation between both parties benefiting its remaining 141 workers. With the signing of an agreement, CROC, the union representing the striking workers, removed the red and black flags that were hung across hotel gates.
Legal representative Juan Alberto Bermejo Varela said that the hotel is already in the hands of its rightful owners after a tortuous litigation for possession. “The property was returned to the owner to reopen the hotel,” he said adding that the reopening will likely be in three months since the hotel requires maintenance and repairs to “be functional”.
Bermejo Varela also said that the hotel is planning to reopen for the high winter season for guests as well as the resumption of the sale of vacation club or timeshares and other concepts.
Ana Paola Navarro Roldán, administrator of the hotel clarified that “we have an operating contract with AMResorts until 2025,“ mentioning that the approximately 500 employees who did not strike were relocated to other hotels in the AMResorts chain and may return to work at Silversands.
The hotel, which is located in Bahia de Petempich in Puerto Morelos, was shut for nearly 10 months as employees striked and partners battled for possession.