Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Named Among Top Resorts In Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts have once again secured top spots in the esteemed Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards with Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit listed among the top resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean and Pacific Coasts.

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A third Grand Velas, in Los Cabos, will be opening later this year.

Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts have once again secured top spots in the esteemed Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards with Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit listed among the top resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. Results for the prestigious award are based on opinions from more than 300,000 readers – the most in the award’s history – who represent the most seasoned travelers from around the world. Resorts were judged on the quality of their rooms, services, location, food, design, facilities, and value. A third Grand Velas, in Los Cabos, will be opening later this year.

In the awards survey, readers shared their favorite highlights of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, which include the “fantastic five-star cuisine” and "staff [that] pamper you." At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, guests raved that “you would never believe you're in an all-inclusive" with "outstanding staff who even clean your sunglasses, spritz you with Evian, and circle the pool with an ice-pop cart” and a spa that "is one of the best."

“We are especially proud of this honor since it is Condé Nast Traveler’s readers themselves who have acknowledged and validated our quality of service and overall value,” said Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts. “Our team places the importance of our guests’ satisfaction above all else, and our goal is to create a memorable hotel experience that exceeds any previous expectation. We take great pride in our ability to anticipate our guests’ wants and needs, and personalize the service we give them,” he concluded.

Internationally recognized as top luxury resorts, Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts are Leading Hotels of the World and have been the recipients of many prestigious awards, including AAA’s Five Diamond. For more information on Grand Velas Resorts or to make a reservation, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.grandvelas.com/.

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. For more or more information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please visit http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.

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. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. 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-Inclusive 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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