Cancun, Q.R. — The general secretary of CROC says that from now until the end of the year, more than 7,000 rooms will be added to Cancun.
Mario Machuca, general secretary of the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers says by year’s end, eight more hotels will be built in Cancun with another three scheduled for construction over the next three years.
He says that the investments will total somewhere between $2.1 and $2.4 billion USD generating between 7,000 and 10,500 direct jobs and more than 13,000 indirect employment opportunities.
“There are eight hotels, the smallest of which is 400 rooms and the largest being 1,200. One of the new projects is inside the Golden Mile, two are in Puerto Cancún, another on the side of Playa Mujeres, two more inside Cancun and the other is the Royalton, which are two projects, one belonging to the Mellon Market firm.
“If those hotels start construction as they told me after the electoral process, we are talking about 7,000 hotel rooms.”
Mario Machuca said that “the good thing is that there are important investments, that resources continue to arrive for Quintana Roo especially for the north of the state,” and in many cases with very well paid salaries.
“What we do in the collective contract reviews is we always ask for at least three percentage points of what the National Commission for Minimum Wages dictates, but not only that, we look for additional incentives. What I mean are things like advancements in food vouchers, transportation and productivity support.”
Machuca says that some hotels should have already begun and/or restarted work, while others have stopped, but most have told me that construction will continue in the coming days.