Mexican authorities are investigating a gunfire incident that took place in downtown Cancun early on April 19.
Gunmen reportedly targeted several businesses, opening fire on a bar and several stores.
The Ramada Cancun City on Avenida Yaxchilan sustained minor damage from several bullets striking the facade.
The hotel is near the Plaza Las Americas mall and about a mile inland from the beach.
That area of downtown is “not frequented by tourists and is far from Cancun’s hotel zone,” according to a statement from the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Although the CVB emphasized that the incident “has not affected in any way the operation of the destination, as it took place in a non-tourist area,” security has since been beefed up in downtown Cancun to protect residents.
“Despite this isolated incident, Cancun, and specifically the hotel zone, continues to be one of the safest tourist destinations worldwide. The safety of visitors is the bureau’s biggest priority,” a spokesman said. Follow Gay Nagle Myers on Twitter @gnmtravelweekly.