A luxury hotel catering exclusively to
male gay tourists will open in January on Mexico's Riviera Maya,
Spanish news agency EFE reported.
The 94-room Adonis Tulum hotel near the
Tulum archaeological zone will serve male gay tourists exclusively.
“The hotel is uniquely for men,”
Patrick Lurenz, the hotel's general director, said. “That is to
say, only homosexual couples are accepted, it's not for women,
although among our personnel we have heterosexual men and women and
all have received specialized training to avoid having our guests
feel uncomfortable or discriminated against.”
It is the first such hotel in the state
of Quintana Roo, and is expected to provide 100 direct jobs.
All Mexican states recognize the
marriages of gay and lesbian couples celebrated in Mexico City, which
legalized the institution last December. The
city announced this week that gay & lesbian tourism has soared
since the law went into effect in March.
“It seems to me that it's positive
that in Mexico there is an opening for homosexuals,” Lurenz added.
“Finally we're talking about human beings who pay taxes, who create
companies. I hope that some day unions between same-sex couples will
be a federal law and not just on the state level.”
Tulum is less than a 2 hours drive from
Cancun, which is also in the state of Quintana Roo.