After 21 years of waiting, the Ministry of Culture of Baja California has processed the request to declare the Rosarito Beach Hotel a historical and cultural site.
This was announced by Alma Delia Abrego Ceballos, Secretary of Culture of Baja California, during the unveiling of a recently discovered artwork by Mexican painter Alfredo Ramos Martínez, in whose honor a room at the hotel museum has been named.
«It took us two years to process and reach an agreement with the historians,” she said at a Feb. 8 event at the resort.

“It gives us great pleasure and pride that the governor will come to deliver this declaration,» she added.
She recalled that on March 17, 2006, then-president of the hotel, Hugo Eduardo Torres, submitted the request to the Ministry of Culture. It remained stagnant for over 20 years until recently authorized.

“Today I am pleased to inform you that on Dec. 18, 2023, at the CEART of Mexicali, in a meeting chaired by Gov. Marina del Pilar, a unanimous decision was reached.”

She praised the effort of the Torres’ family to rescue culture and art as very commendable, and said the family is paying attention to something that few entrepreneurs do.
«We view with great pleasure the fact that the family is interested in preserving history and culture, and that allows us to support them as the state government.”