Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Cocina de Autor Once Again Celebrate Their AAA Five Diamond Win
"It's with great pleasure we receive these awards, as there are few hotels and restaurants in the world who enjoy this honor. We have made a commitment to ensure we will deliver the quality and service which made these awards possible for many, many years to come," said Fernando Garcia Rossette, Managing Director of the exclusive resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Caribbean Coast.
At a ceremony attended by Mexico's State Secretary of Tourism, Laura Fernandez and Director of the Riviera Maya Tourist Board, Dario Flota, Regional Manager of AAA, Tony Perrone congratulated Grand Velas Riviera Maya for this important honor and added that Quintana Roo, together with New York and Las Vegas, have become the three cities in the world with the most number of hotels with Five Diamonds, no fewer than eight each.
The representative of AAA highlighted that approximately 25 percent of the adult population in the United States and Canada, namely 65 million people, are members of AAA "which demonstrates the trust and credibility that our affiliates have in the news, recommendations and recognitions of quality that we bestow worldwide".
To celebrate this important event, Garcia Rossette invited a group of distinguished friends, destination management companies, hotel executives and media to a dinner with Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso. Together with Xavier Perez Stone, they created a menú celebrating the delicacies of the Basque country incorporating flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine.
In just five years of operation, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has obtained major recognition including being part of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World and The Leading Spas of the World, inclusión in Virtuoso's prestigious list, and numerous awards by top travel and luxury lifestyle magazines such as Con
dé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
With these Five Diamonds of AAA, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a proudly Mexican resort with 491 suites, begins 2014 reaffirming its tourism excellence and position as one of the best in the world for its luxury, comfort, hospitality, sophisticated gastronomy and spectacular spa. Grand Velas Riviera Maya's sister resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, is also therecipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award for lodging.
For more information or reservations, please call 1-877-418-2963 or visit http://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest pristine white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean-front and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 491 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,000 square feet each and some with private plunge pools. All feature a Bose sound system, fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, high speed internet access, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention, all with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven step water journey. Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar and business center. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes.com, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012.