Grand Velas Riviera Maya Named Among Best Resorts in Spafinder Wellness 365’s Wellness Travel Awards

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AAA Five Diamond Resort Named Among Best for Families by Top Spa Influencers

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The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is named one of the Best Resorts for Families in SpaFinder Wellness 365’s 2015 Wellness Travel Awards. The awards honor the top spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the globe that provide guests with an exceptional wellness experience. A panel of 33 wellness travel experts nominated 509 resorts and hotels as finalists for the awards, where then over 10,000 consumers voted and selected the winners. The resort is one of ten properties highlighted for families in the award category.

Families staying at Grand Velas have a plethora of activities to participate in, ranging from kiteboarding, snorkeling and flyboarding to cooking classes and drive-in movies. The resort’s Teens’ Club and two Kids’ Clubs feature games like billiards, air hockey, foosball and arcade games; video game systems with special seats with built in speakers for enhanced game play; disco dance floor with surround sound and special lighting; karaoke complete with 45,000 songs in multiple languages; Mayan arts and crafts, and more. After an active, fun-filled day, families are able to relax in spacious suites in the Ambassador section, all of which are a minimum of 1,270 sq. ft. and boast either a king, two queen, or connecting suites for families.

Voted “Best Spa in the World” by Virtuoso in 2010, The Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is 90,000 square feet, inclusive of separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. Included with any treatment 50 minutes or more, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hydrothermal Journey is composed of seven different water experiences, including a sauna, color therapy steam, clay room, ice room, experiences showers, polar pool and experience pool with various water elements. The Spas at Velas Resorts have won numerous industry awards, including Most Excellent Spa Hotel by Condé Nast Johansens, Virtuoso’s Best Spa in the World, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Best Spa Hotel, and Travel + Leisure’s Best Spas, among others.

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About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 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 oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 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, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee 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 through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first 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 Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of 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 and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.
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