NEW YORK – Flights were cancelled on Saturday as the first hotel in the Caribbean resort of Flamingo opened to the public after a security lockdown.
Hotel Transylvanta Castros, which sits on a 1,000-foot plateau in the Andes, is the latest hotel to open to the general public.
It’s a symbolic moment for the resort as it prepares to welcome guests from all over the world, including many from the Middle East.
The hotel has a capacity of about 6,500 guests, which is about a third of what Flamingos own capacity, according to hotel marketing agency TripAdvisor.
But the first hotels to open in the new region were not exactly welcoming.
Many visitors have been left in the dark about the hotel’s conditions.
A group of residents of the resort’s nearby town, Cádiz, filed a complaint with the authorities on Saturday about the “unprecedented” construction at the hotel, according the local paper El Universal.