Rosarito Mexico Baja Norte
Rosarito, Mexico has historically been centered on tourism. It started with the Ortiz family’s establishment of Rene’s (Bar, Restaurant, Trailer Park and Motel) in 1925. Rene served his town holding the position Delegado (Mayor) far more than any other politician in Rosarito, MX. Rene, a prominent businessman, helped produce Rosarito from a ranch to a town which later grew to become a city. When Rene was not ready to serve his people any longer he chose as his successor Hugo Torres Chabert, a good friend and owner of Hotel Rosarito. In September 1996, James Cameron’s manufacturing team moved to the newly constructed Fox Baja Studios in Rosarito, in which a complete scale RMS Titanic had been constructed for the 1997 movie, in which Fox acquired forty acres of waterfront south of Rosarito Seaside.
Although Prohibition was the law of the land, numerous U.S. residents started to cross the border into Mexico, in which drinking was nevertheless legal. Tijuana seemed to attract a far more speakeasy-oriented clientele, and Rosarito grew to become a haven for the far more nicely-heeled and Hollywood set. Rosarito was visited by Hollywood movie stars such as Orson Welles and Dolores del Río who were attracted by hunting (deer, quail and rabbit) and fishing (lobster, abalone). Although Rita Hayworth was married to Prince Aly Khan, son of Aga Khan III, the two would pay a visit to the Rosarito Seaside Hotel, take in excess of an whole floor, and bring their own workers, like a personalized chef. Other Hollywood guests included Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Coretta Scott King ( January 30, 2006).
A descendant of Maria Luisa Chabert Uriarte, the younger wife of Manuel P. Barbachano the founder of Rosarito Seaside Hotel, her nephew Hugo Torres Chabert led the drive to incorporate the city in 1995, and was appointed to a three–year phrase as Mayor. In 2007, Torres Chabert ran for election and was overwhelmingly elected to a new three–year phrase. The topic of increasing crime prices and police corruption were key problems in the campaign. Torres Chabert, as owner of the Rosarito Seaside Hotel, was deeply concerned about the security of tourists, and pledged powerful action to deal with each problems. In early 2008, each federal and state police were ordered into the city (along with neighboring Tijuana) to reinforce the city’s efforts.
Rosarito Seaside was the supply of rocks for the Pet Rock collectible of the 1970s.