Tulum, Q.R. — Three Tulum hotels were part of an eviction notice Wednesday after a dispute between them and another company. All three hotels are located in the coastal zone of Tulum.
It was around mid-day when elements of the State Attorney General’s Office arrived with a police escort and several large moving trucks to carry out the evictions. Both staff and guests were ordered to leave the three hotels.
The eviction was derived from orders issued by the First and Second Civil Courts of Solidaridad in an apparent dispute between them and a company, Santa María S. de R.L., who claim to be the rightful owners of the properties.
The three affected hotels included Orchid Beach, Tatich Beach and Xuuxum, all of which are located between kilometers 6.5 and 8 of the Tulum-Boca Paila highway.
A fourth hotel, Coco Unlimited, was also part of the initial eviction notice, however, an agreement was reached between the hotel and owners. Furniture that was removed from the hotel was returned, as were staff and guests.
The Tulum Hotel Association indicated that Coco Unlimited is the only one of the four affiliated with the business organization. The Association did not specify how many guests were evicted and then reinstated after compliance with the court order.
The process of eviction of the three hotels took more than four hours as packers removed guests, staff and furniture from inside the establishments. The eviction was the result of a judicial order granted in favor of Santa María S. de R.L. who claim to be the owners of the properties.
An official statement regarding the Wednesday eviction of the Tulum hotels has not been made by the company claiming to own them, or by any law enforcement agency involved in the eviction.