Grand Velas Resorts Ranked Among Best Hotels in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report

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The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya are named among the Best Hotels in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas is committed to providing award-winning amenities and the finest services throughout Mexico for travelers from around the world.

The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya are named among the Best Hotels in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. Hugging the pristine white sands of Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is featured at number 17 on the list, while its sister property Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit situated on Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta is listed at number 25. Combining industry accolades with expert and guest reviews, U.S. News & World Report scored luxury hotels to identify the top 10 percent in each region, including Mexico. The rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

"We are deeply honored our resorts have been recognized as two of Mexico's top properties," says Eduardo Vela, President and Founder of Velas Resorts. “Grand Velas is committed to providing award-winning amenities and the finest services throughout Mexico for travelers from around the world.”

U.S. News & World Report is a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information. Its Best Hotels of 2015 List is an annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. Grand Velas Resorts have been recognized with multiple awards and honors, including the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Conde Nast Johansen’s “Most Excellent Resorts,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,” and most recently, TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

For more information on Grand Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-323-4294 or visit http://www.grandvelas.com. For more information on the Best Hotels of 2015, please visit http://travel.usnews.com/.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest 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 view 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 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, wireless Internet access, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention 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 insuite service, three swimming pools, two fitness centers, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar, Koi piano bar and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting spaces and outdoor areas for events and has a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, Best of the Best Spa by Virtuoso, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes.com; which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is 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.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15-minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is 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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