Cancun, Q.R. — Building permits for the upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun have been temporarily suspended for violating the terms of their permit.
The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) temporarily closed the project after inspectors found them to be in violation of the conditions set out in the Change of Land Use. The new hotel, which is being constructed on Boulevard Kukulkán in the Cancun Hotel Zone, was given a change of land use for 10.73 hectares.
However, after a recent inspection, Profepa officials discovered the hotel has illegally cleared more than four times the amount of land permitted with complete removal and damage to forest vegetation of Selva Baja Subcaducifolia.
Inspectors of Profepa made an inspection to the upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun with the purpose of verifying compliance with the conditions as authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).
In order to prevent the environmental damage from continuing, the temporary total closure of all work and activities carried out in the named Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancún was issued.