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New condo hotel concept nearing approval north of Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new hotel is in its final stages of being granted permission to build an all-inclusive concept north of Playa del Carmen.

Once the hotel is granted its Environmental Impact Statement (MIA), the project, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, says they will begin construction in 2018. The final approval by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) will see the construction of a new 150-room hotel just north of Playa del Carmen.

The hotel, which has been trying to gain building approval since 2015, is hoping to build a luxury complex that will include both hotel rooms and residential suites. The complex will be divided into two buildings, one beach front and the other, jungle views.

Photo: Riviera Maya Garza Blanca Resort

The beach complex will be a condo hotel concept with 126 rooms divided into two buildings of eight levels. The balance of the rooms will offer a jungle view. The grounds will offer restaurants, bars and outdoor amenities such as swimming pools, a Mayan spa and green areas.

The total investment is around $66 million USD and will be constructed across approximately 15 hectares of beachfront land.

According to the company, they are “Currently in the advanced planning stages, construction of Garza Blanca Riviera Maya is due to start in the 4th quarter of 2018 on an exclusive part of the Caribbean coastline between Playa del Carmen and Cancun in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

“The site for the Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya is in a privileged location just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen and about 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport.”

Garza Blanca Resort has one hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Their website says “coming soon” for new hotels in Riviera Maya and Cancun.