Banyan Tree Mayakoba Receives First AAA Five Diamond Rating

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Less Than One Percent of More Than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved Hotels Receive the Travel Authority’s Highest Rating

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“The accomplishment is a testament to our staff and management, who consistently deliver a flawless experience to our guests. We take pride in offering an environment of sophisticated exclusion, so guests truly feel they are experiencing a sanctuary for the senses.”

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, a luxury resort on the shores of the Riviera Maya, received the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation. This is the first time the resort has attained this prestigious rating, having been named a AAA Four Diamond resort since 2012, after opening in 2009. With this designation, the hotel joins its sister property, Banyan Tree Cabo Marques in Acapulco, Mexico, which has earned the AAA Five Diamond rating each year since 2013 after opening in 2010.

“Banyan Tree Mayakoba is honored to be recognized as a AAA Five Diamond property,” said Banyan Tree Mayakoba General Manager Peter Hechler. “The accomplishment is a testament to our staff and management, who consistently deliver a flawless experience to our guests. We take pride in offering an environment of sophisticated exclusion, so guests truly feel they are experiencing a sanctuary for the senses.”

Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service their guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver the ultimate in luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is part of a select group representing the top tier of the hospitality industry in North America. Just 121 hotels made the AAA Five Diamond list for 2018.

“AAA is pleased to recognize Banyan Tree Mayakoba with the Five Diamond Rating, meaning its unwavering attention to both service and surroundings have placed it into the upper echelon of AAA Inspected & Approved hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “Five Diamond properties consistently exceed expectations to deliver a highly personalized, memorable experience far above the ordinary.”

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is nestled along the edge of the exotic Mayan jungle and flawlessly blends Mexican culture and Asian hospitality, luxury, nature and serenity. All 123 elegantly designed private villas – from secluded Garden Villas to three-bedroom Beachfront Villas – feature private pools and spacious outdoor areas. With an assortment of rejuvenating massages and beauty treatments inspired by traditional Asian remedies, the world-renowned Banyan Tree Spa also brought The Rainforest experience to Mayakoba, offering eight hydrotherapy treatments.

For further information on Banyan Tree Mayakoba, call +52 984 877 3688 or email Reservations-Mayakoba(at)banyantree(dot)com. For more information about Banyan Hotels & Resorts visit at

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About Banyan Tree Mayakoba
The first Banyan Tree resort in the Americas, Banyan Tree Mayakoba sets the benchmark for a luxury holiday in the Riviera Maya. Located in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave, the property is built along lagoons and the Caribbean Sea, just 40 minutes south of Cancun and 10 minutes north of the lively Playa del Carmen. The sanctuary offers 123 elegantly-designed private pool villas, several distinct dining options and an award-winning spa. Committed to creating a positive impact for the environment, the resort is EarthCheck Silver Certified, PROFEPA Tourism Environmental Quality Certified and a Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Standard-Setter Award winner.

About Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations and gateway cities. An all-villa concept often with private pools, Banyan Tree provides a genuine, authentic service and distinctive, premium retreat experience.

About AAA Inspections
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

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