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Mexico's Grand Velas Resorts Distinguished with 'World’s Best' Awards
from Readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine

The Magazine's Reader Survey Ranks Grand Velas Riviera Maya 2nd Best Hotel in Mexico,
38th in World and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as 13th in Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico (July 23, 2012) – Mexico’s “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are honored both regionally and globally by Travel & Leisure readers in the 17th annual World’s Best Awards Survey. Making its debut on the World’s Best Survey, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya was ranked both 2nd amongst the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and 38th amongst the Top 100 Best Hotels Overall. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also made its first appearance on the survey, ranking 13th on the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico selections. Judging for the prestigious survey was based on opinions from among the most discriminating travelers around the world.
“We are deeply honored our resorts have been recognized as two of the world’s best hotels,” says Juan Vela, Vice President of Operations of Velas Resorts, “We are grateful to our staff who helped make this possible.”
“We are especially proud to make our debut on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best List,” said Fernando Garcia Rossette, Managing Director for the Grand Velas Resorts.  “It has been a banner year for our resorts thanks to our staff; the award coming on the heels of another AAA Five Diamond rating, Grand Velas Riviera Maya Chef Xavier Perez Stone being named Mexico’s “Chef of the Year” as well as the resorts named as two of Forbes’ 10 coolest All Inclusive Resorts.”
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience.  This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, 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 Garden Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle.  The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world.  The spa was named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award.  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
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.


Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners


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Also See: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Receives Sixth Consecutive AAA Five-Diamond Award; Restaurants - Frida, Lucca and Piaf - Take Home AAA Four-Diamond Award for Fine Dining / March 2012

Grand Velas Resorts Receive AAA Five Diamond Again in 2011; 'Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare' Resort Selected Among Top Resorts by American Automobile Association / January 2012

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 / December 2011

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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