Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen Restaurant Becomes First to Receive 5-Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

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In recognition of its excellence as a stand-alone fine dining establishment, Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar has been honored with the 5-Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

"It is an honor to be the first and only restaurant in the Riviera Maya to be recognized by one of the most trusted and prestigious hospitality and culinary organizations in the world," said Chef Juan Diego of Plank.

In recognition of being the first stand-alone restaurant in the Riviera Maya to receive the 5-Star Diamond Award, Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen's Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar will receive a personal appearance from the President of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Mr. Joseph Cinque, who will confer the award.

The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar at 16th Street between 1st and 5th Avenue. The event will be immediately followed by a celebration cocktail party.

"We are delighted to recognize Plank for their creativity, superior level of service and, most importantly, the quality of their cuisine," said Mr. Joseph Cinque, president of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. "We maintain the highest standards for the prestigious 5-Star Diamond Award by selecting the best fine dining, hotels and hospitality within the luxury sector worldwide. The Academy recognizes Plank as the first stand-alone restaurant in the Riviera Maya to receive our 5-Star Diamond Award for 2016. We congratulate the entire Plank team and in particular, Mr. Juan Diego, partner and executive chef of Plank. This is the first time the Academy has awarded a restaurant with such high honors, not only in Playa del Carmen, but the entire Riviera Maya region."

Chef Juan Diego said, "It is an honor to be the first and only restaurant in the Riviera Maya to be recognized by one of the most trusted and prestigious hospitality and culinary organizations in the world! Playa del Carmen has come a long way in the past 10 years, and there are many great restaurants in Playa del Carmen, but for Plank to be in the company of some of the best restaurants in the world is another reason for tourists to come to Playa del Carmen, and for the hotel concierge in the region to recommend Plank."

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences was founded in 1949 and is the first organization to globally recognize and promote excellence in luxury travel, as well as premium products in their respective categories and classifications. The organization bestows the international 5-star Diamond Award to the most exclusive luxury hotels, resorts, fine dining establishments, chefs and illustrious personalities worldwide. Each recipient is nominated by the Academy Board through recommendations and rigorous inspections of the establishments for its level of service and quality.

For more information about Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar or Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen, visit 1 Avenida Norte Entre 16 Norte Bis y Constituyentes in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710. Interested parties can also call +52 984 879 3918 or go to http://www.plank.mx/.

Located in the famous Riviera Maya, Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen offers a luxury condo and hotel experience with a suite of complimentary amenities. On-site attractions include three restaurants, a fitness center, a health cafe, a luxury spa, a dedicated excursion center and more. With easy access to the city center, guests have the opportunity to experience all Playa del Carmen has to offer as well as easy access to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea.

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