Acapulco reports that its tourism infrastructure, including the airport, remains fully operational after the biggest earthquake in a century struck off the coast of Chiapas Thursday night.
“Immediately after the earthquake we activated a security protocol to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Luckily there were no fatalities and no infrastructure damage,” said Ernesto Rodriguez, Secretary of Tourism of Guerrero State, in a written release. “Nevertheless, we continue to monitor any possible secondary waves and remain vigilant. Tourists with vacations planned to Acapulco don’t need to make new arrangements or cancel their trip.”
In its update Acapulco tourism authorities also noted a number of new investments in its infrastructure, such as a new airport terminal that is set to open in 2018, as well as a $1 billion “master plan” from Grupo Autofin that will include renovations of the Pierre Mundo Imperial and Princess Mundo Imperial, as well as the following new developments: Spa Tlalli, Turtle Dunes Golf Clubhouse, Gourmet Beach, Hotel Prince by Mundo Imperial, Hotel Marqués Boutique, Residences and Luxury Condominiums, Hotel Boutique Only You, Diamante Retirement Homes, Princess Medical Center, Premium Shopping Center, an eco-amusement park called Aventura Guerrero, a new tennis stadium, security towers, and Princess University. These projects are expected to be completed between 2017 and 2022.
Additionally, the Gran Plaza Hotel recently began an $8.5 million renovation that aims to be completed within the next two years.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the earthquake and its ensuing aftershocks has killed at least 90 people across southern Mexico, and damaged or destroyed thousands of houses and hundreds of schools in Oaxaca and Chiapas. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people are reported to still be without water service.