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Press Release 3 February 2015

Velas Resorts Snag Top Distinctions in TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

“Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts Recognized By Leading Online Travel Website As Best Luxury, All-Inclusive and Family Properties

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit have once again been named among the best in the world in TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards. Grand Velas Riviera Maya won the group's highest distinction, named in the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the world. Three properties — Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - received Mexico's best family-friendly properties award. The Grand Velas Resorts were also both highlighted among the top 25 hotels in Mexico and the best luxury hotels in Mexico. This elite honor is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site reaching 315 million unique monthly visitors, based on reviews and opinions from its users.


"Knowing that we have received these awards based on guests' opinions of our service, quality and value, it is a huge honor," said Eduardo Vela, founder and president of Velas Resorts. "Our guests' experience is our number one priority and our team always aims not only to meet, but to exceed their expectations."

Velas Resorts' four properties in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit, and Puerto Vallarta has earned numerous prestigious international awards for their services and facilities, among them Conde Nast's "Most Excellent Spa Hotel," 43 AAA Diamonds, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award and more.

For more information on TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award, please visit For more information on Velas Resorts or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-847-4609 or visit

About Velas Resorts:

Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's "Best Spa", Conde Nast Johansens' "Most Excellent Resort" and "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' SelectTM List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family- friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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