LGBT tourists at five star Cancun resort dash for shelter as ‘rival drug dealers’ battle on Mexican beach



Guests at a five-star Cancun resort were sent scrambling for shelter on Thursday when rival groups of alleged drug dealers engaged in a gun battle on the beach.

Mexican officials said no tourists had been seriously harmed in the attack at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Bahía Petempich, Mexico, which left two alleged gangsters dead and one guest mildly injured.

The hotel had been hosting a week-long ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration for LGBT travellers when a group of armed criminals, described by Mexican media as “commandos”, arrived by boat and triggered a “rain of gunfire”.

A report

Read More

Inside Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai at Deira Islands

Dubai’s newest hotel has opened at Deira Islands.

The newly opened Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is located right on the shoreline at Deira Islands

© Provided by The National
The newly opened Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is located right on the shoreline at Deira Islands

With 607 rooms and suites, the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is now welcoming overnight guests.

It’s the first hotel in Dubai from Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel groups and a brand that’s known for its family-friendly resorts.

Located right on the shoreline at Deira Islands, Dubai’s new waterfront city, the hotel is only steps away from the recently opened Souk Al Marfa seafront marketplace.

Read More

Naples Beach Hotel sells, ready for transformation to Four Seasons luxury resort


The Naples Beach Hotel has seen better days.

But soon, a new owner will transform the hotel into a luxury beachfront Four Seasons resort.

Earlier this year the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club agreed to sell the family-owned business but a lawsuit held it up until Friday when the sale was completed for $362 million.

The luxury resort will have 185 residencies and 216 rooms.

“I view it as a big thumbs up and can’t wait for it to begin,” said Deno Yiankes, a Naples resident who lives across the street from the hotel.

Neighbor Mary Young

Read More

White Sands Oceanfront Resort wants more rooms but neighbors say no

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa, one of the borough’s landmark hotels, wants to build more rooms, in a proposal that has drawn the opposition of neighbors.

The plan for the Ocean Avenue hotel involves demolishing two houses next door on Washington Avenue and building a three-story addition with 20 rooms on two floors and covered parking on the ground level, said the hotel’s attorney Robert C. Shea of Toms River.

A hearing before the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to continue on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

Located closer to the southern

Read More