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Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya & Riviera Nayarit Named to
Conde Nast Traveler's 2012 Exclusive Gold List

"Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Resorts Selected In
Luxury Travel Magazine's Readers' Choice Survey

Rivera Nayarit, Mexico (December 29, 2011) – The AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit add another prestigious award to their collection after earning a place on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2012.  This ultra-competitive distinction is chosen by over 25,000 readers of the luxury travel magazine, with over 8 million votes cast, based on their ratings of the top hotels of the world. 
Receiving a perfect 100 on accommodations, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also scored top points in service, design and resort activities.  Featuring 1,000+ sq. ft. suites, a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico as well as a dedicated butler concierge services and three to one staff to guest ratio, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya topped charts, scoring over 90 in each rooms, service and food.
“Our ‘Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare’ Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are the most sophisticated iterations of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience,” said Juan Vela Ruiz, Vice President of Operations for Velas Resorts.  “Our goal is nothing less than to provide five-star amenities and service that surpass the ever changing expectations of our guests.”
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About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award.  The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites.  The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon.  The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen.  This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle.  The resort presents the region’s largest spa sanctuary, named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso, at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world.  The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.

Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners


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Also See: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Named in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Exclusive Gold List; “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Resort Selected in Best Rooms Category In Luxury Travel Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey / March 2011

Mexico’s Velas Resorts Continue to Make Waves in the Social Media Sphere: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Welcomed Twitter Mavens Girls For 1st Ever #TNI Travel Tweetup / December 2010

Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit Named a Top Resort In Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards / December 2010

Mexico’s Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Earn 26 AAA Diamonds in 2011; Grand Velas Riviera Maya & Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Top the Charts with AAA Five Diamond Awards / October 2010

2010 “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa” Awarded to Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya By Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide / January 2010

2009 Most Excellent Resort Awarded to Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Nuevo Vallarta By Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide / February 2009

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Awarded AAA Five Diamond-Award for Second Year in a Row / November 2007

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