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Las Ventanas’ Managing Director Andres Araya Named
‘One of Finest Hoteliers Worldwide of 2006’ by AAHS
LOS CABOS, Baja California, Mexico, December 11, 2006 – Andres Araya, the Managing Director of Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort was named “One of the Finest Hoteliers Worldwide of 2006” by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

The award, which was the only one given out by AAHS this year, was presented to Mr. Araya at the AAHS’ 2006 Five Star Diamond Award Ceremony in Cannes, France, on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. The annual event brings together hoteliers from all parts of the world who are honored for their expertise and dedication to the hospitality industry. 

Mr. Araya has 21 years of hospitality management experience at noted luxury hotels and resorts around the world. During his three years at Las Ventanas, he has not only sustained but continually enhanced its elite status as one of the world’s finest and most heralded resorts. He guided the resort to yet another Five Diamond rating in 2006, maintaining Las Ventanas’ leadership position as Baja’s only Five Diamond property. Las Ventanas has made its mark as the amenities innovator in the ultra-upscale segment, and Mr. Araya has continued this hallowed tradition with such recent innovations as “Cinema al Paraíso” (private, luxury movie-screenings on the sand), an indulgent “After-Dinner Bath” menu, and Porsche Boxsters for guests to rent.

Nominees for the Five Star Diamond Awards are based on anonymous visits – by members of international financial institutions, hospitality industry professionals and world travelers – to evaluate the establishments. Nominations are then voted upon by The Academy’s board of internationally renowned trustees. The New York-based AAHS was formed in 1989.
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L to R -  Miss Universe, Andres Araya, Joseph Cinque, President/CEO, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and Miss USA
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Las Ventanas has been among the world’s most heralded resorts since it opened in 1997. It brought the highest international standards of luxury and service to Los Cabos and played a lead role in elevating it to Mexico’s most upscale destination. The Five-Diamond resort features:  71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings, unique appointments hand-crafted by Mexican artisans, individual telescopes for stargazing, and magnificent panoramic views; a holistic spa heralded for its signature treatments derived from the biological bounty of the Baja desert and extensive menu of therapies from around the world; signature Baja-Mediterranean cuisine; a Tequila & Ceviche Bar;  and a Department of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true.  For  reservations call 888-ROSEWOOD (888-767-3966); from outside the United States and Canada, call the resort directly at 52-624-144-2800. 

Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, which was founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information: 888-ROSEWOOD, or www.rosewoodhotels.com.

Contact:

Marian Gerlich/Ed Placidi
P&G Communications
818-786-8687
pgworld@aol.com

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Also See: Andres Araya Named Managing Director of Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort / January 2006
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