According to Gongora Mauricio Escalante, Mayor of Solidarity, 2015 will be a year of growth in tourism with the investment of more than $3 billion in new hotels in addition to other expected developments.
Escalante noted that starting April, a large infrastructure in the northern part of the municipality will begin and will lead the way for additional projects such as Thompson Hotels, Hyatt and Maroma, to name a few.
These new developments will line the corridor of the Riviera Maya, one of the country’s hottest tourist destinations. Escalante says that all investments in Mexico are welcome as long as they are preformed properly and that the city ensures strict compliance to avoid additional environmental devastation.
A recent report from Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR) says the Riviera Maya, which includes Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, experienced some of the highest tourist growth last year with more than 12 million visitors and a 99 percent fill-rate in January 2015.