On Monday the first stone was laid for the a new hotel development, Hotel One&Only Mandarina, at Punta Raza in El Monteon just south of Los Alaya.
Alicia Monroy, Presidente municipal for Compostelo, lowered the stone into place.
Roberto Sandoval, President of Nayarit, commented that this would be the best hotel in the world, small but 200 times better than other hotels in quality, a development of a different kind.
Pottery Beach will soon be swarming with workers to build the project.
The hotel is slated for opening in 2018. The hotel will be located on 30 hectares and include only 125 units but they will be villas not rooms, very luxurious. The first stage will see an investment of $110,000,000. 600 permanent jobs are expected to result from the project.
It is the first project of the much larger La Mandarina Project which encompasses 256 hectares, 4.5 kilometers of coast with 1.5 km of beach. There will be two polo fields and an equestrian center.
Read the article on Periodico Express.com: Colocan primera piedra del Hotel One&OnlyMandarina. Thanks to those good folks for the photos and most of the details.