Latest Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers Stories

2006-03-01 21:47:32

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City authorities lifted a closure order on a Sheraton hotel on Wednesday, a day after they demanded it shut in a dispute over the U.S.-ordered expulsion of a group of Cubans meeting there. "We are confident that in these few hours the hotel has rectified practically all the irregularities," city official Virginia Jaramillo told reporters after hotel managers met with government officials and the local American Chamber of Commerce. Mexico City...

2006-02-28 19:12:13

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City authorities slapped "closed" stickers on Tuesday on a Sheraton hotel that was the center of a recent U.S.-Cuban dispute, but the hotel ignored the orders and said it would keep operating as normal. The official closure of the hotel on the capital's smart Reforma avenue happened three weeks after inspectors said it infringed safety and licensing laws and would be shut down. That move came after the Sheraton threw out, on the orders of Washington, a...

2006-02-08 19:01:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City authorities are likely to close a Sheraton hotel in the capital that threw out Cuban officials on orders of Washington, a move that angered Mexicans who say the country's sovereignty was abused. Municipal inspectors who carried out a check of the hotel after the Cubans' expulsion found it had infringed local safety and licensing laws, district council head Virginia Jaramillo said on Wednesday. "I expect imminent closure of the hotel," said...

2006-02-07 17:37:20

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Protesters waving Cuban flags blocked the entrance to a U.S.-owned Sheraton hotel in Mexico on Tuesday, calling for the closure of the hotel because it evicted Cuban officials on the orders of Washington. About 30 people shouted "Yankees out" as they demonstrated outside the hotel, which is at the center of a scandal after last week's eviction of 16 Cubans staying there for a conference with U.S. energy companies. Mexican presidential spokesman Ruben Aguilar...

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