by By Michael J. Shapiro | September 02, 2009

Last week, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts temporarily shut down two of its Riviera Maya, Mexico, properties, the 388-room Iberostar Paraiso del Mar and 424-room Paraiso Beach. The company also closed the 366-room Rose Hall Beach Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Riviera Maya properties will remain closed until Sept. 30 to undergo upgrades and preventative maintenance. Iberostar's five other resorts in the region will remain open, and guests who had booked with the closed properties will be relocated. Guests booked at Jamaica's Rose Hall Beach Hotel will be re-accommodated at the Rose Hall Suites, part of the larger Rose Hall Beach & Spa Resort Complex. No reopening date has been set for the Rose Hall property, but Iberostar says it will open in time for high season.